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JBaz
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I would just settle for 6.5k as my friend is selling his mint 03 wrx with only 2k miles on a new built engine. But sadly, I would need a job to play this game so I donno whats even out there now. Evo would be on the list though.

3/4/2011 12:28:29 AM

rindos
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"^^ only buys engines.

and doesn't like subaru's"


Only build engines actually. I don't mind subaru's, I just think there's much cheaper, faster, and better looking alternatives

3/4/2011 3:15:19 PM

sumfoo1
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that require a prepped surface to do so

:-)

and you could build a 2500hp big block way cheaper than that.

600cid +2 turbos +25 psi.... done..

[Edited on March 4, 2011 at 7:27 PM. Reason : .]

3/4/2011 7:26:43 PM

theDuke866
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"993's are about mid $20"


https://youtu.be/BsKbwR7WXN4

11/22/2018 9:16:50 PM

theDuke866
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So...in roughly the same price range, we now have:

12-16’ Cayman S
997.2 S
current gen Camaro SS 1LE
C7 Z51

Or, for that matter, probably one of the supercharged Exiges

11/22/2018 9:20:23 PM

smoothcrim
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you aren't getting a 2016 cayman of any trim for 10k or a 997 of any trim for 20. you searching on fb classifieds or something??

11/23/2018 7:29:43 AM

theDuke866
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No no, I mean I think all 4 of those are going for about the same $ right now. Not sure which one I’d buy.

(If my job makes me full-time this year, I might buy one of them.)

11/23/2018 7:32:47 AM

smoothcrim
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i'd take the 997.2 if you like to shift and don't have to deal with traffic, and the latest model cayman S with pdk for any other scenario

11/23/2018 10:12:47 AM

Ahmet
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I know which one Duke's going to buy... None of them, he'll make some excuse involving his daughter, other hobbies, or something else. Are we in 2014? 2010? 2022? Probably doesn't matter for his next Porsche, which doesn't seem to exist.

11/26/2018 11:48:10 PM

theDuke866
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well, i sold my 7 today--done deal, money in hand. shippers supposed to be picking up on thursday or friday.

buying a share in an airplane next...hopefully in the next couple of weeks.

i doubt i buy a serious sports car until my job moves me up from part-time to full-time. i have no idea when that'll happen. Hopefully within the next year...but it could easily be another year after that. I mean, it could be long after that, but that would probably be a record.

11/27/2018 1:14:14 AM

Ahmet
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So, maybe next year, maybe another year after that, perhaps later. I'm shocked, shocked I say.

11/27/2018 12:55:37 PM

theDuke866
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dude i've had a lot of unforeseeable stuff happen beyond my control, one thing right after another, since 2014 when I got off active duty after getting half-custody of my daughter.

I can't help that a job that had been verbally offered for months fell through right about the time I gout off active duty and left me unemployed for 4.5 months, or that the engineering job I finally found and took had me working out of state, 75 miles away, driving 40k miles per year, and parking at a shipyard with 5000 yokels that couldn't be trusted not to fuck up your car in the parking lot (not conducive to owning a nice sports car), or that then my ex sued me again shortly after getting that new job (costing tens of thousands in legal expenses, lost income, and the little bit of $ that she was finally awarded), or that a month after I took a more local job back in aviation, that they grounded the entire fleet of jets for 2+ months and left me with zero income again, burning savings like you read about. Again.

...and I have no control over when I'll go from part time (with only about $40k/year that I can really count on) up to full-time status!

the last 4.5 years since leaving the USMC have worked out very well overall, but it has been a real roller-coaster, financially. I'm very glad not to have had an expensive sports car in the expense column over that time. Trust me, if I had written the story, a whole lot of stuff would have gone differently. For now, this airplane purchase is the next priority, for a variety of reasons.

Once I'm full-time, another sweet car on top of that should be easy. I have no idea if that'll be in 6 months or several years. There's some personnel stuff that should put me on-deck in a few more months. How long I'll be waiting as the next one up for full time, I have no idea. A few months, or years. Could be either...I'm starting to at least think about what I might celebrate with in the garage if it happens on the earlier side of that range.

[Edited on November 27, 2018 at 8:14 PM. Reason : ]

11/27/2018 8:11:39 PM

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