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It's a dilemma, right?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by IowaRyan, Apr 30, 2014.

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  1. IowaRyan

    IowaRyan Low-Roller

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    So I'm:

    47 years old
    Type AAAA
    Want to buy a older used Porsche as a summer car

    Am I suffering a mid-life crisis and don't even know it? :confused2::rolleyes2:
     
  2. smartone

    smartone VIP Whale

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    Life's short... be happy!
     
  3. paperposter

    paperposter VIP Whale

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    any hookers any blow if no your not there yet:thumbsup:
     
  4. MisplacedTexan

    MisplacedTexan Low-Roller

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    How many times do you live? That's right -- only once. I say goferit! :thumbsup:
     
  5. dfalk

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    I've never understood the whole "buying a sports car mid-life crisis thing." How is buing a cool ass car you enjoy a crisis?
     
  6. firstkill

    firstkill High-Roller

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    Funny thing

    I just picked up a 911. After a few losing trips I decided to blow up my bankroll.


    Fk
     
  7. KellyLovesVegas

    KellyLovesVegas certified personal trainer/retired space nerd

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    Unless you also have a girlfriend (or girlfriends) young enough to be your daughter, I'd guess it is not a mid-life crisis thing. It may simply be a Type AAAA stress-relief thing. Buy the car and enjoy it :)
     
  8. mikenhe

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    944s4 ?

    why not....
     
  9. Breeze147

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    I think you need a Kawasaki crotch rocket and a horny 22 year old girlfriend. And an unlimited supply of Viagra.:beer:
     
  10. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    A friend who used to work for VW got a super deal on a 944 through VW contacts. He never even got license plates, just kept it in his garage and sat in it with a cigar after dinner. He let me take it out one night. I mentioned the lack of plates, and he looked at me like I was an idiot.

    So if you're not at that point yet, it isn't a crisis.
     
  11. Joe

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    :soapbox: Invest the money.:soapbox:
     
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  12. HoyaHeel

    HoyaHeel Grammar Police & Admin

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    Buying a fun car is not necessarily a crisis. Could just be that at this point, you have more disposable income with which you can do fun things! And if a new car is the fun thing you want to do, enjoy:thumbsup:

    (says the woman who has a "midlife" crisis car sitting in a garage next to her husband's "midlife" crisis car - yes, we have 2 BMW convertibles. I had to get my own because his is a stick and I haven't driven manual in 20 years and he's not going to let me re-learn on his baby:eek:) And we got the cars in our 30s, so.....
     
  13. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Ryan, buying a Corvette, even if you don't take to also wearing gold chains, is a mid-life crisis. What you are experiencing is simply sheer brilliance. Go. For. It.
     
  14. Wolfman619

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    Car guy here, saying DO IT.

    Also, make note that those who accuse you of having a "midlife crisis" for driving a kickass car are usually behind the wheel of the most bland, forgettable, soul-sucking transportation appliances to ever disgrace the road.
    :poke:
     
  15. mdee

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    Once upon a time in a world far far away as a young man I owned several high end automobiles. What I learned from that experience is that I did not need those cars for my self esteem.
    All it did was act like a magnet to attract every so called [STRIKE]Friend[/STRIKE]Con-Artist trying to get over on me. That was well over 20 years ago. Now days I live under the radar.
     
  16. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    We drive a Passat and a Ridgeline. Guess that means we've reached Maslow's pinnacle of self-actualization, then?
     
  17. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    I hope this isnt the case...I have a cool ass car and im only 23 :eek:

    46 is a little early if you ask me...
     
  18. wormhole

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    I bought a Passat a few years ago, then had a twinge of mid life crisis and bought an Audi S4 Avant. Not as radical as the OP's Porsche, but a station wagon with a bi-turbo V6 and 6 speed manual tranny scoots pretty good. Still have the Passat, though.
     
  19. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    OP get a GTR or an MK4 supra...go big or go home
     
  20. Bubbavegas

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    Nah. Foolish? Definite possibility or maybe you just like your mechanic, ALOT. A friend bought an 81 or 82 911 a few years back, worst decision since the boat he bought the year before, he ran up over 6Gs in repair bills in 2 years on that old rust bucket. I would say MLC if you were looking at say a new Vette or crotch rocket but an old Porsche that's just saying you and your mechanic are going to know each other well. :peace:
     
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