Show us your wheels. - Page 4




 
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Boots
 
February 15th, 2013  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capt Frogman
$170k NZD. That's about 97k!!!! Not even I could afford that.

$50k NZD (28k) is more than the British average wage!

I'm a car person and will quite happily spend big money on cars. But I've got no dependants which helps. Plus it's my only real treat for many years of hard graft.
I think the New Zealand average wage is around $28k as well which is why I believe the average age of cars on the road in New Zealand is 12 years.

I am lucky enough to earn well above that so I usually change vehicles on a 5 year or 75,000km cycle in order to keep the resale value as high as possible.

But as I have said I don't really put too much into cars I am more of a traveler I would rather see the world than drive around town however money is for your enjoyment and if that is an expensive car then good on ya.
February 15th, 2013  
Capt Frogman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Highway Man
That's me goosed then!!!! my Primera cost me 350 plus the Focus part ex.
Yes, but you're very sensible and not a self obsessed knob!
February 15th, 2013  
The Highway Man
 
 
Don't put yourself down.
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February 15th, 2013  
Capt Frogman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
I think the New Zealand average wage is around $28k as well which is why I believe the average age of cars on the road in New Zealand is 12 years.

I am lucky enough to earn well above that so I usually change vehicles on a 5 year or 75,000km cycle in order to keep the resale value as high as possible.

But as I have said I don't really put too much into cars I am more of a traveler I would rather see the world than drive around town however money is for your enjoyment and if that is an expensive car then good on ya.
I tend to change mine every 3 years as I don't want a modern car that's out of the manufacturers warranty. All 3 of mine are 3 years old this year. However, I'm keeping the R36 as it was one of the last ones made and is now a collectors item and rare. The Rangie and S3 will be getting traded in once we've decided on what to order as replacements.

I'm in the lucky position of having no mortgage (paid off through inheritance after my parents untimely deaths), no kids and we both have decent paid jobs and military pensions. I spent too many years away on deployments so now I'm finally treating myself.

At the end of the day, I'd rather have spent the money and enjoyed myself, than die with it sat in the bank doing nothing and earning little interest.
February 15th, 2013  
Capt Frogman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Highway Man
Don't put yourself down.
I'm trying not to darling.
February 15th, 2013  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capt Frogman
I tend to change mine every 3 years as I don't want a modern car that's out of the manufacturers warranty. All 3 of mine are 3 years old this year. However, I'm keeping the R36 as it was one of the last ones made and is now a collectors item and rare. The Rangie and S3 will be getting traded in once we've decided on what to order as replacements.

I'm in the lucky position of having no mortgage (paid off through inheritance after my parents untimely deaths), no kids and we both have decent paid jobs and military pensions. I spent too many years away on deployments so now I'm finally treating myself.

At the end of the day, I'd rather have spent the money and enjoyed myself, than die with it sat in the bank doing nothing and earning little interest.
I tried the 3 year thing but to be honest it just seemed like a hassle, generally it takes me 5 years to figure out what I want next.

But I agree as they say "you cant take it with you" so once you have enough in the bank to cover the unexpected you may as well have fun with the rest.
February 15th, 2013  
The Highway Man
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capt Frogman
White looks good when it's polished and waxed, but it's a bugger to keep clean.
My Focus looked good when it was clean. It looked a right state when the turbo blew and showered the back end with oil!
February 16th, 2013  
Capt Frogman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
I tried the 3 year thing but to be honest it just seemed like a hassle, generally it takes me 5 years to figure out what I want next.

But I agree as they say "you cant take it with you" so once you have enough in the bank to cover the unexpected you may as well have fun with the rest.
It is a hassle but I'd rather not have a modern car out of warranty. Too many expensive things that could go wrong!

We've still to make up our minds on two replacements and time is getting on. The current build times on car orders is a joke so unless something is ordered soon, it'll be 2014 before they land on my drive.

The way I see it is that we could die at anytime. Best to enjoy the money when you can. Plus it leaves less in the bank for Mrs CF to waste should I snuff it.
February 16th, 2013  
Capt Frogman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Highway Man
My Focus looked good when it was clean. It looked a right state when the turbo blew and showered the back end with oil!
I hope there was no one driving behind?
February 16th, 2013  
SigJohnson
 
 

Topic: Re: Show us your wheels.


This is my baby. 1974 Holden Torana. Currently building a new 355ci engine, hoping to get between 350 and 400 horsepower. Not too bad in a 1200kg car. You could give me any car in the world, and I would sell it to put more money into this!
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