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Old 04-25-2012, 11:47 AM   #79631
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been trying to... she's listed at $3500 OBO right now but no one on the forums is even biting anymore... should list on CL too but i doubt i'll find someone on there before here (but you never know)

also if i really want i could get the AMG's clean them up and flip them for a nice profit and put that towards a miata.

i guess the "i won't buy a second car til i finish college" self-imposed rule might be broken... but if i sell deb for it it doesn't count right?

i want to finish deb but that's money i don't have right now (and maybe that's what i should be saving for, instead of benz stuff)


EDIT: what makes me laugh about this is that whilst driving the wifey home last night she joked that i should buy a miata for a winter car and make wilhelm summer only (this being prompted by me talking about how i'm gonna paint wilhelm's winter rims purple).
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:50 AM   #79632
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However much I would love to see deb running, from what Ive learned with my car. Unload it before it gets too expensive b/c you will never get your money out of it. However much I love blue, I know with the ~20k into the car including purchase price, I could have a really nice car. Of course some of that expense is learning. I think if I was to do blue over I would have a completed car by now with that much spent.

12k spent in mods mostly

2.5k built engine
2k built trans
3.5k turbo
1.2k coilover
1.5k wheels
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10.7k Total

Of course I would want to do some body stuff, prolly would be about 13k with all body work, but still, I have another 4-5k to spend to get there how I sit now.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:52 AM   #79633
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Wow she hating on purple drank so hard that shes suggesting you break the save money rule (which as we know she hates on you for when you even talk about the possibility of spending money) and suggesting you buy a whole second car just so you don't have purple drank?
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:04 PM   #79634
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However much I would love to see deb running, from what Ive learned with my car. Unload it before it gets too expensive b/c you will never get your money out of it. However much I love blue, I know with the ~20k into the car including purchase price, I could have a really nice car. Of course some of that expense is learning. I think if I was to do blue over I would have a completed car by now with that much spent.

12k spent in mods mostly

2.5k built engine
2k built trans
3.5k turbo
1.2k coilover
1.5k wheels
____
10.7k Total

Of course I would want to do some body stuff, prolly would be about 13k with all body work, but still, I have another 4-5k to spend to get there how I sit now.
Dannnng, so you got wheels!?

Now I have real job I could put this kind of money in SVT, but I just don't see it worth it. Maybe buy 2nd car next year and store SVT for a few years to properly build but probably not
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:09 PM   #79635
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here's her (admittedly questionable) logic.

why not get a miata (she knows i want one) and not give wilhelm winter rims (the assumption being that i'd sell them or something) because a winter car needs to have heat. also because wilhelm "doesn't like the cold" (true story)

i counter with the fact that i'm going to fix the heat in wilhelm anyways (stupid monovalve) but i say "sure i could totally drive a miata in the winter" just put the hard top on.

tbh, if i bought a miata i'd use it for everything except road trips and cruising. for that wilhelm is a boss. but commuting in a miata, racing a miata, and dailying (as much as i can) in a miata makes a lot of sense.

i can get into an NA for $2000... but that usually means high miles.... then again with 2 cars rebuilding a motor isn't an impossibility (just $$$$)
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:15 PM   #79636
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I totally get the 2 car system (hence why I has 2 cars)

I was mainly just making the point that she was all ZOMG NEVER SPEND ANY MONEY EVER... and then out of no where.. oh ya totally go get a miata
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:26 PM   #79637
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maybe she's realizing that she can't control me so she's better off with a happy timmeh than a pissed off one.

Timmeh's deb plan of the week!
Stop by next week for an entirely different idea of what to do with Deb

get deb, do minimum work to make running and driving (half-shafts, wiring, pressure plate bolt that snapped) then sell for $4-5k (hoping i can get that much) take THAT money and get a miata. profit. hoon.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:31 PM   #79638
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Timmeh's deb plan of the week!
Stop by next week for an entirely different idea of what to do with Deb

get deb, do minimum work to make running and driving (half-shafts, wiring, pressure plate bolt that snapped) then sell for $4-5k (hoping i can get that much) take THAT money and get a miata. profit. hoon.
Best case scenario
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:42 PM   #79639
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Haha,awesome
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