Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 59

If you had $40k to spend....

This is a discussion on If you had $40k to spend.... within the Domestics and Foreigns forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; If you were going to spend $40k what you you buy... or what would you recommend I get in that ...

  1. #1
    Senior Member predator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Age
    34
    Posts
    2,256
    1966 Corvette Coupe

    If you had $40k to spend....

    If you were going to spend $40k what you you buy... or what would you recommend I get in that price range...

    Here is what it MUST have...
    1. V8 or greater
    2. Manual
    3. Must be rare/exotic.

    I was looking at Vipers, but Dodge just announced that they are going to continue the car and even release a new model in 2013 so thats a no go....

    My REAL choice would be a Ford GT, but there is no way i could afford that...

    I have looked at XLRs, but they are autos, under appriceated, and seeing a price drop like you wouldn't believe...

    Considered a midyear corvette and a 71 cuda, but it woudl take me so long to build one and honestly i would like to be able to finance whatever i buy so that i can keep cash on hand incase i start to see some hard times....

    Ok so cars i have looked at...

    Shelby Series 1 - Cost
    GT - Cost
    Panoz - Looks
    Viper - Still being made
    XLR - Soon to be ghetto cruiser
    CTS V - Still made and new models are expensive
    C6 - more of them on the streets than honda civics
    Z4 - not a v8... new model just came out
    NSX - not a v8

    I'm sure i have looked at more, but i will ocver the suggestions as they come in... I really feel like I'm screwed on this one...

    AND YES... I have considered getting a rare T/A or building a nice example of a 4th gen...

    -me

  2. #2
    Member c5z28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    8,120

    On your ass flashing
    my highbeams

    noble
    lotus espirit
    pantera

  3. #3
    Senior Member predator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Age
    34
    Posts
    2,256
    1966 Corvette Coupe

    noble - not an 8 m-12 is ugly (to me) and the m15 is pricey...
    lotus espirit - just barely in my price range, not really keen on the looks... not a 6 speed...
    pantera- would love to build one up, but once i really got it where i want it i would be 35 and have $50k in that car...

    -me

  4. #4
    Member c5z28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    8,120

    On your ass flashing
    my highbeams

    You considered a z4 your opinion no longer matters

  5. #5
    Member vette0009's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    U.S.A
    Posts
    117

    Black
    2003 Z06 Corvette

    You can't beat a C6 Z06 for the money + + + you'll have a huge aftermarket of parts and tuners to choose from

    Bon

  6. #6
    Senior Member predator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Age
    34
    Posts
    2,256
    1966 Corvette Coupe

    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    You considered a z4 your opinion no longer matters
    Should have clarified by saying a Z4 hardtop... hope that makes you think a little more highly of me... One with an M5 V8 swap would be a nasty lil car also...

    Now on the C6Z note...

    FIRST... they are still usually up around $50k... (or atleast last time i looked)

    second... I have known a few people that owned early ones (07's you know the cheap ones) and they had valve train issues... I dont want to pull needle bearing out of my oil pan...

    Third... If i were going the vette route (BTW I used to own one... as you see i no longer do because of theyre very common cars around this town) i would do a LS2 C6 Z51... they are popping in under $30k which leaves alot of room for mods...

    4th... I want to do a twinscrew on my next ride... The Z06 is too think walled to respond well to more than about 5psi of boost...

    -me

    p.s. also to add to my list of things ive looked at would be Aston DB7s (the DB9 and vantage are so much nicer cars) and Maserati GTs (i dont like the styling)...
    Last edited by predator; 01-16-2010 at 07:41 PM.

  7. #7
    Member noxside's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    K3, Illinois
    Posts
    240

    Purple 95 Camaro
    Arctic White 02 T/A WS6

    Quote Originally Posted by predator View Post
    Maserati GTs (i dont like the styling)...
    Really?


    http://www.autoblog.com/gallery/mase...-sport-line/#2

    I love the looks of that car

  8. #8
    Member c5z28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    8,120

    On your ass flashing
    my highbeams

    Quote Originally Posted by noxside View Post
    Really?
    Click for full size

    http://www.autoblog.com/gallery/mase...-sport-line/#2

    I love the looks of that car
    Somehow I doubt that is near $40,000

  9. #9
    Senior Member predator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Age
    34
    Posts
    2,256
    1966 Corvette Coupe

    that is the new one...

    This is the one i dont like the styiling of...




    and the new ones are over $100k im sure... Definitely not $40k...

    And just so people dont think im just throwing good suggestions out... I actually looked into the noble lineup and the only ones i would want... M15 and M600 are way out of my price range...

    -me

  10. #10
    What I do? SHines-IT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    FL, USA
    Age
    27
    Posts
    1,545
    2011 Prius

    If I had 40k, I am buying a damn Maserti... Sory after driving one, I loved it.

  11. #11
    King 0f n00bz shady milkman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Shepherd, Michigan
    Age
    29
    Posts
    11,775

    blacker than wesleysnipes
    98' trans am

    way to bring politics into this thread..knock that childish shit off.

  12. #12
    What I do? SHines-IT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    FL, USA
    Age
    27
    Posts
    1,545
    2011 Prius

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam_94_T/A View Post
    If i had $40K i would throw it in the bank never know what the hell is gunna happen in the next few years.

    Cough CoughYOU KNOW Cough Cough
    Well if that's the case (Thought it had to be cars). I would buy one of them Condos down in Orlando, while I go to college. Then when I finish my degree, rent that SOB out.

  13. #13
    Just me Y2KPewterSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Broken Arrow, OK
    Age
    42
    Posts
    23,353

    Pewter metallic
    2000 Camaro SS

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam_94_T/A View Post
    he ask what i would do so i replied i will edit it
    Quote Originally Posted by SHines-IT View Post
    Well if that's the case (Thought it had to be cars). I would buy one of them Condos down in Orlando, while I go to college. Then when I finish my degree, rent that SOB out.
    Quote Originally Posted by predator View Post
    If you were going to spend $40k what you you buy... or what would you recommend I get in that price range...

    Here is what it MUST have...
    1. V8 or greater
    2. Manual
    3. Must be rare/exotic.

    He specifically states what he is seeking. He clearly states he wants a V8, and this is a car forum, so we are talking specifically what he would do with 40k in regards to a car, nothing else. If he wanted suggestions that were not strictly inclusive to cars, he would have posted it in AAG with other criteria. If you guys are not gonna offer suggestions to the OP on how to spend 40k on a vehicle, stay out of the thread.
    Last edited by Y2KPewterSS; 01-17-2010 at 04:53 PM.

  14. #14
    Senior Member bigrondownhiller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Orange County, NY
    Age
    42
    Posts
    2,674

    Black
    1996 Camaro Z28 vert

    If you dont mind building it how about a kit? Something lke this. http://www.factoryfive.com/gtmhome.html

  15. #15
    What I do? SHines-IT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    FL, USA
    Age
    27
    Posts
    1,545
    2011 Prius

    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    He specifically states what he is seeking. He clearly states he wants a V8, and this is a car forum, so we are talking specifically what he would do with 40k in regards to a car, nothing else. If he wanted suggestions that were not strictly inclusive to cars, he would have posted it in AAG with other criteria. If you guys are not gonna offer suggestions to the OP on how to spend 40k on a vehicle, stay out of the thread.
    I did, can't add a bit of humor?

  16. #16
    James Bond Spikito's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Age
    30
    Posts
    4,546

    2001 3.8 Black - sold
    2000 SS Black M6

    build yourself and A/C cobra....427 V8, two seater, fairly rare...put in whatever trans you want.

  17. #17
    Senior Member predator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Age
    34
    Posts
    2,256
    1966 Corvette Coupe

    " Originally Posted by Adam_94_T/A View Post
    If i had $40K i would throw it in the bank never know what the hell is gunna happen in the next few years."

    To address this... This actually crossed my mind... This is one reason in the suggestions im really looking for something i can finance (if possible, i left that part off just to see what kinda of things come from you guys) so that i can retain enough cash to cover my bills for 2 years with no income... Im nearly to the point that i can afford to do that... I know in the end financing would cost me extra cash and waiting would be the more responsible thing, but i am still a bit of a kid and would like to rush this along a bit...

    KITS...

    I really really really considered a Factory 5 of all types... The GTM is NEARLY the car for me... just not quite... and im not a fan of "fake" cars... replicas are usually better than the original, but its still somehow not the same... and i would really like to have a car this year (summer hopefully) if i can ever just settle on somehting and a kit takes SOOOO long to build...

    -me

  18. #18
    Senior Member bigrondownhiller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Orange County, NY
    Age
    42
    Posts
    2,674

    Black
    1996 Camaro Z28 vert

    How about a Ferrari 308. Can get them under 40. Plus classic car insurance.

  19. #19
    Senior Member predator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Age
    34
    Posts
    2,256
    1966 Corvette Coupe

    I could actually get an 348 or even a 355 if i really got lucky... Ive considred it, but i dont know if i could afford to keep it running...

    -me

  20. #20
    Member El Toro Loco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Harlingen, tx
    Posts
    757

    pewter
    2001 Trans AM WS6

    what about a ferrari 550 maranelo, i wanna say that is the same one will smith had in bad boys II. last time i saw i think they were close to tthat range

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Question: 3k to spend on t/a
    By reaper ws6 in forum General Help
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 01-06-2012, 02:26 PM
  2. $11K to spend......
    By pinky93 in forum Forced Induction
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 03-24-2008, 05:56 AM
  3. How should I spend it?
    By gashkerwin in forum External Engine
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-10-2007, 08:38 PM
  4. if you had 6k to spend
    By third_shift|studios in forum Almost Anything Goes
    Replies: 70
    Last Post: 05-21-2007, 07:50 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •