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Old 02-05-2019, 02:46 PM
 
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Do like many on here have mentioned, get what YOU want. If it floats your boat then it's the best one for you.

I always got what I wanted (or could afford), not what an internet forum wanted, not what my wife wanted, not what the neighbor's wanted. If you can afford it, get it. You can always sell it later and get something else. I've done that lots of times in my life.

Classic pattern:

1. Lust after a car.
2. Finally narrow down that lust.
3. Search for the exact model you want to drive.
4. Negotiate the deal, buy the car.
5. Enjoy the drive home, but soon after lapse into buyer's remorse.
6. Beat the remorse into the back reaches of your brain and enjoy the car again.
7. Begin to wonder if there's something better suited to you.
8. Sell the car.

Rince and repeat as many times as you can.

Sometimes the cycle takes months, other times years, but at some point you will repeat the process until you pay the toll at Forest Lawn. If there is a translatable after life, you will wish you could repeat the cycle ad infinitum.
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Old 02-05-2019, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Warren, OH
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OK so I have turned 50 and in good health and enjoying a healthy change I have made to my life.
I have driven a good assortment of vehicle's over the years from tractors to Tesla's.
I had a 2012 VWTouareg TDi when I moved to FL but turned it in and made money from the emissions scandal. I bought a 2011 Toyota Sienna to replace it because it is so practical and reliable for what I might of needed at the time.
Still have the Sienna and it's doing fine. However it is totally boring and honestly I feel like treating myself whilst the going is still good. So here is my short list.


1. Audi TT-RS. I had an Audi quattro in the UK and loved it beyond reason. Only sold it because I moved to the USA. The 5 cylinder engine is the best sounding in the world.
2. Volvo S60R. Sleeper car but all old and probably beaten to hell at this point.
3. Volvo C70. Newer years still around and a few with the manual transmission. Convertible.
4. VW Touareg TDi again lol. It was a fine SUV and can now be had fixed, newer and lower miles than mine for less money than I sold for.


I guess I am really asking permission to buy a TT-RS lol
You don't need permission. Get the car you want. You've earned it.
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:48 PM
 
Location: WA
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For my 50th birthday I bought myself a Honda S2000 and have been driving (and modifying and repairing) it for 20 years now. I have been looking for a 70th birthday car to replace it but am having a little trouble with the price that could be three times as much... to be seen what I do.
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:54 PM
 
Location: BFE
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The only acceptable "Mid-Life Crisis" car is a Corvette.
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:09 PM
 
Location: USA
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The only acceptable "Mid-Life Crisis" car is a Corvette.
...along with jorts and a gold chain. Baseball caps are optional...unless youíre bald.
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:55 PM
 
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The only acceptable "Mid-Life Crisis" car is a Corvette.
That is SOOOOOoooo 1970s and 80s.
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I guess I'd vote for "none of the above".
A few years ago, shortly after retirement, I bought a new Ford Mustang GT premium with a 6-speed manual transmission. Nothing fancy beyond that. But the power and sound of the stock 5.0 makes me realize that I really needed that amazing V8 in a pony car at that time.
I could have made a more practical purchase, but mid-life and retirement decisions don't have to be practical.
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:08 PM
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Location: Naples FL
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The only acceptable "Mid-Life Crisis" car is a Corvette.

I donít think they are the ONLY acceptable "Mid-Life Crisis" car ... but they are a great choice.
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:34 PM
 
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I don't think there's much point in recommending anything other than an Audi to a guy named quattrohead.
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Florida.....enjoy the sunshine, find a convertible that will do what you want.

We were driving with the top down today after receiving a text saying it was 14 degrees in the northwest.
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