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Old 05-11-2010, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Well of course, there's preferences and personal wants etc.

My point is simply that the majority of the future owners of the LF-A already have a ZR1, powerboat, yacht, super duty, Porsche, AM etc. etc.

When money isn't an option you just buy whatever you want.

Now if you don't want the LF-A, that's one thing, but I really doubt that any potential buyer is going to go "Hmmm.... I really want one but I can get so much more for my money if I buy something else". If they want something else, they'll just get that too.
actually thats new money rich thinking like people who win the lotto then go out and blow 5 million on cars and toys the smart investment is to keep the money in the bank and live off interest
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:35 PM
 
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actually thats new money rich thinking like people who win the lotto then go out and blow 5 million on cars and toys the smart investment is to keep the money in the bank and live off interest
Yes cause investors and people with real money never buy toys with the interest and pay off investments they have.

Seen any Russian Yachts lately.

I'm not talking about people with $5-10 million here, add another figure to that.

Not to mention Saudis, where, from what I understand, many of these cars will go.

When you make 5 times the price of the car an hour, you don't really look at the asking price.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Yes cause investors and people with real money never buy toys with the interest and pay off investments they have.

Seen any Russian Yachts lately.

I'm not talking about people with $5-10 million here, add another figure to that.

Not to mention Saudis, where, from what I understand, many of these cars will go.

When you make 5 times the price of the car an hour, you don't really look at the asking price.
haha I know but I am just a middle class dude that went to college and got into the trades so a 50 million doller yacht to ride aorund in is insane to me. I will have to stick with mustangs and camaros and maybe later on a corvette
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:41 PM
 
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haha I know but I am just a middle class dude that went to college and got into the trades so a 50 million doller yacht to ride aorund in is insane to me. I will have to stick with mustangs and camaros and maybe later on a corvette
...That was my point.

To you and me, spending this kind of money on a car is insanity, but we're not potential buyers, so to really review the car, you kind of have to remember the buyers, and 99% of them won't even blink, writing out a check this size, they probably have a Veyron in the garage and an AM one-77 on order already.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:38 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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the funny thing is even If I had the money I would still get the 100K corvette ZR-1 as my fun super car then pocket the 300K maybe buy a speed boat and a new ford super duty F250 to tow it with and do my daily drivng needs.

me too... The ZR1 is a much better car all around then the 2 overpriced Japanese cars too
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:06 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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me too... The ZR1 is a much better car all around then the 2 overpriced Japanese cars too
The ZR-1 is more expensive than the GT-R.....

With the GT-R and the ZR-1 both easily defeating significantly more expensive supercars, I would have a hard time calling either one of them overpriced.
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:52 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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The ZR-1 is more expensive than the GT-R.....

With the GT-R and the ZR-1 both easily defeating significantly more expensive supercars, I would have a hard time calling either one of them overpriced.
you are correct.. my mistake
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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The ZR-1 is more expensive than the GT-R.....

With the GT-R and the ZR-1 both easily defeating significantly more expensive supercars, I would have a hard time calling either one of them overpriced.
Good point. Everything is relative too. I went to a ZR-1 launch party at a local dealership a while back and while I liked it....thought it was a good bit of money more than the Z06 for not much more performance. (and they were asking well above sticker when they were coming out.) There were MANY Z06 owners there and the unanimous consensus was basically.....they want us to give them 125k when I can buy a brand new Z06 for 75k? That coupled with the economy took it's toll on production numbers.

No one has been able to tell me though if you can buy a GT-R in the US for anywhere near sticker. Last I heard was you were going to have to pay >100k to get a GTR, sticker be damned...but that info is dated.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:47 PM
 
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Good point. Everything is relative too. I went to a ZR-1 launch party at a local dealership a while back and while I liked it....thought it was a good bit of money more than the Z06 for not much more performance. (and they were asking well above sticker when they were coming out.) There were MANY Z06 owners there and the unanimous consensus was basically.....they want us to give them 125k when I can buy a brand new Z06 for 75k? That coupled with the economy took it's toll on production numbers.

No one has been able to tell me though if you can buy a GT-R in the US for anywhere near sticker. Last I heard was you were going to have to pay >100k to get a GTR, sticker be damned...but that info is dated.
I've sen some new ones on autotrader for $80k
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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I've sen some new ones on autotrader for $80k
Ah thankyou!

I don't know about right now but once upon a time you could get a Z06 for 5-10k under sticker....15k if you were lucky.

I can see comparing cars like the Z06, GTR, 911, ZR1, Viper etc. but when you start talking LF-A money.....you just entered the realm of the uber wealthy. People that make more money in a year than the net worth of someone that can afford one of the "cheaper" cars.
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