Has any warrior purchased ferrari

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Hey warriors i was wondering that has any warrior purchased Ferrari or Lamborghini purely from his IM business. My intent is not to look into personal life of anybody I just want to know that so many sales page shows pics of sports cars is there any reality to it or all are just sales tactics:p.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Frank Kern is a member here.

    He probably won't reply to your post, but he's a member, and he's owned a Ferrari.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karan Goel
    Dude, Ferrari is the real deal.
    I would love to buy it till I am 25!
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    John Reese has a Lamborghini
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      • Profile picture of the author Lett
        Many members own exotic cars like Lamborghini and Ferrari, but 99% of exotic car owners in this forum will not say that they own one.
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        • Profile picture of the author KenSilver
          Originally Posted by Lett View Post

          Many members own exotic cars like Lamborghini and Ferrari, but 99% of exotic car owners in this forum will not say that they own one.
          I bought mine because I'm a car enthusiast, always have been - but not the 'posers' Ferrari or Lambo. I have two late model 'drivers' cars - a black Mercedes SL600 (my third SL... love that model), and a silver Aston Martin Vanquish.

          I bought these after many years of hard work, self-denial and hardship (and then got overnight success ). After my first ride in an Aston Martin DB4, I resolved never to rest until I bought one. That was 40 years ago, and it wasn't until the internet evolved commercially that it became possible for me.

          And if wasn't for my loyal and productive affiliates - sharing the 60% commission and some earning up to $60k/yr after yr - I would be still driving a smokin' rustbucket. Thanks guys!
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          • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
            Originally Posted by KenSilver View Post

            After my first ride in an Aston Martin DB4, I resolved never to rest until I bought one.
            For me, it was a Maserati. One of these days, I'll have one in my garage.
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          • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
            Originally Posted by KenSilver View Post

            I bought mine because I'm a car enthusiast, always have been - but not the 'posers' Ferrari or Lambo. I have two late model 'drivers' cars - a black Mercedes SL600 (my third SL... love that model), and a silver Aston Martin Vanquish.

            I bought these after many years of hard work, self-denial and hardship (and then got overnight success ). After my first ride in an Aston Martin DB4, I resolved never to rest until I bought one. That was 40 years ago, and it wasn't until the internet evolved commercially that it became possible for me.

            And if wasn't for my loyal and productive affiliates - sharing the 60% commission and some earning up to $60k/yr after yr - I would be still driving a smokin' rustbucket. Thanks guys!
            Which is your favorite car of the ones you own?
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            • Profile picture of the author KenSilver
              Originally Posted by Scott Ames View Post

              Which is your favorite car of the ones you own?
              I enjoy the SL600 most. It drives incredibly smoothly and without fuss, yet is as fast to accelerate as the Aston.

              The Aston has F1 gearchange paddles and I work more to drive it... so it's a car for a different kind of ride. Someone called them a "snorting, twitching thoroughbred" and that's right on the button.

              But for sheer eye-catching looks, the Aston is the winner. I get compliments ALL the time - nothing like any other car I've owned! I like to take people for rides, and most of them, young or old, tell me it's the dream ride of their life. Most guys dream of owning one, and my daughter gets in a huff if I don't pick her up in it for lunch (she's 35!).

              Google me and these cars to get more information on the various car forums I'm on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vibrant Warrior
    Yeah. I bought a Ferrari 6" x 3". And it runs without fuel or passengers
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  • Profile picture of the author ebizman87
    wow..FERRARI rocks but I heard "rumors" that this car can't be purchased by anyone even if you can afford it.I don't know how true is this thing but 1 day I'll get this expensive "toy"...
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    • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
      Originally Posted by ebizman87 View Post

      wow..FERRARI rocks but I heard "rumors" that this car can't be purchased by anyone even if you can afford it.I don't know how true is this thing but 1 day I'll get this expensive "toy"...
      I think that was only for the Enzo.... not sure

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      • Profile picture of the author Gee S
        Originally Posted by Danny Cutts View Post

        I think that was only for the Enzo.... not sure

        Danny

        I'll take an Aston Martin DB9 over a Ferrari. There's something a little more classy about Aston Martin's.
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        • Profile picture of the author ConversionTime
          Originally Posted by Gee Sanghera View Post

          I'll take an Aston Martin DB9 over a Ferrari. There's something a little more classy about Aston Martin's.
          Agreed something about that DB9 just looks like the sort of thing everyone likes and you don't look too boy racer ish for a car with a massive engine and just as massive price tag
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  • Profile picture of the author Lett
    These stories about supercars are really inspiring
    Thank you ExRat for the video.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    Ok I love cars!!

    I motivate myself by trawling through classifieds looooking for bargains.

    I already have a Kit car and it ticks all the boxes for enjoyment however when I return home to the UK I will be purchasing a super car.... lol in the future...its just a case of when.

    Ed Dale drives a Prius from what I have heard but then he seems a pretty normal guy...

    Being motivated by material possessions is not a bad thing as it gives you a goal and determination.

    I put my favourite car on my desktop background so everytime I switch my laptop on I know why I am doing it!

    Good luck guys

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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
    I own a Porsche Cayenne, I love it but it's getting a bit old now and not as flashy as a Lambo I guess.

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    • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
      Originally Posted by Adam Carn View Post

      I own a Porsche Cayenne, I love it but it's getting a bit old now and not as flashy as a Lambo I guess.

      Adam
      On my desktop at present is a Porsche 997 hehehe

      I have seriously been looking at the 911 for a while now but at 26 insurance is going to rape me I think... and is it justifyable? I am not sure but then maybe.... petrol in teh UK is silly

      My girlfriend wont let me walk past a Porsche garage.

      Danny

      PS I am now frantically writing articles damn I want a new car
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    "I'm sorry, but the penis enlarger on the super fast and expensive car you sold me doesn't seem to be working." :p
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    No Ferrari but I did buy two supercharged Mustangs. One of them was a 2004 Cobra that I bought on ebay for $27K. You can see them on one of my sites. The yellow and black ones are mine:
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  • Profile picture of the author ToniMaltano
    Ferrai no. But I got my brand new Audi R8 in phantom black last week. Wow what a car. I am truly happy with this car. It doesn't only look great from the outside but it also has a great interior. But it drinks so much gasoline.


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    • Profile picture of the author pappyy3
      Originally Posted by Toni Maltano View Post

      Ferrai no. But I got my brand new Audi R8 in phantom black last week. Wow what a car. I am truly happy with this car. It doesn't only look great from the outside but it also has a great interior. But it drinks so much gasoline.


      All the best
      Audi R8 is "sex on wheels".

      Beautiful car choice
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    I learned two really important lessons from my dad growing up:

    1. Worrying is like rocking in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere.

    2. Car payments are for suckers.

    I still worry sometimes, but a lot less than if Dad hadn't drummed #1 into my head a lot when I was a kid. And I haven't had a car payment since I was in college.

    So no, no Ferrari here. I drive a 1999 Chevy. Change the oil on schedule, get a tune-up every year or so, and save the $10,000 a year you'd spend financing something flashy.

    Or maybe I'm just a stick in the mud.
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
      Originally Posted by Zeus66 View Post

      I learned two really important lessons from my dad growing up:

      1. Worrying is like rocking in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere.

      2. Car payments are for suckers.

      I still worry sometimes, but a lot less than if Dad hadn't drummed #1 into my head a lot when I was a kid. And I haven't had a car payment since I was in college.

      So no, no Ferrari here. I drive a 1999 Chevy. Change the oil on schedule, get a tune-up every year or so, and save the $10,000 a year you'd spend financing something flashy.

      Or maybe I'm just a stick in the mud.

      Financially you are quite smart by doing this. Some of the richest people I know drive older cars and no one would know they had a dime.
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      • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
        I guess I grew out of the desire for a flashy ride. Maybe someday when I have more garage space I'll pick up a muscle car for kicks. For now, I'm happy with a Jeep and don't anticipate that changing any time soon.

        Originally Posted by Scott Ames View Post

        Financially you are quite smart by doing this. Some of the richest people I know drive older cars and no one would know they had a dime.
        My son does window tint at a detail shop. One day the shop had an appointment to tint a rig for a guy they new was very wealthy, and they spent all morning speculating on what kind of car he would show up in.

        He eventually arrived driving a beat up mid-70s Ford Courier.

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      • Profile picture of the author Steve Faber
        Originally Posted by Scott Ames View Post

        Financially you are quite smart by doing this. Some of the richest people I know drive older cars and no one would know they had a dime.
        I agree, The richest person I know drives a 12 year old car... and he could literally afford to pay cash for any motor vehicle on the planet, including the Veyron. Cars just aren't that important to him and he is satisfied with the car he has.
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel E Taylor
        Originally Posted by Scott Ames View Post

        Financially you are quite smart by doing this. Some of the richest people I know drive older cars and no one would know they had a dime.
        I never understood why people say this. Not aiming this
        towards you but I see alot of people who don't have
        much money always say this when they see people living
        luxurious.

        Again it's not aimed towards you.

        But many times I hear broke people say (Usually to hate)
        things like "Real rich people don't flaunt their money".

        "There are many rich people who you wouldn't
        even know their rich because they dress bummy".

        Now evidently there are some rich people who
        don't care for luxury. Which doesn't make them better
        or worse than anyone else.

        But obviously if Mazerati, Lambo, Ferrari, Benz (High End),
        Rolse Royce, etc... are still in business then RICH PEOPLE
        DO BUY EXPENSIVE THINGS.

        Who do you think is buying all the luxury items? People
        in the ghetto?

        Again this is not aimed at anyone in particular, but it's
        just something I've noticed among the Have-Nots.

        Almost as if they try to put the rich person who
        dresses bummy and drives old ford trucks above rich
        people who live the luxurious life.

        Like somehow they are more "In-tune", "Holy",
        "Smarter", etc...

        When it's seems like they say it as a way to try and hide insecurities
        for not having what the things they desire.

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        • Profile picture of the author ExRat
          Hi Daniel,

          it's just something I've noticed among the Have-Nots.
          When it's seems like they say it as a way to try and hide insecurities for not having what the things they desire.
          Instead of making assumptions about why the 'have-nots' are saying the things they say, why not just ask your rich friends what car they drive and why?

          Here are some reasons for you to consider about why these things occur -

          a) because traditionally, those who flaunt their wealth the most are the ones who are desperately trying to climb some kind of social ladder, and are also the ones who borrow as much as they can to try and create an image of wealth. Because they are not used to being wealthy, they often get it horribly wrong, confusing bling with real class.

          Those who are genuinely wealthy and have been for some time, don't have the need or the desire to show off - their wealth and success speaks for itself - and perhaps they don't want to make themselves look like a 'pretender'?

          Perhaps wealthy people appreciate effectiveness as opposed to flashiness, as with a car that is used purposely to advertise it's price tag, but is uncomfortable, impractical and not fit for the task at hand? Perhaps a demonstration of true wealth is not a ridiculous car desgned to attract attention, but instead, one that is perfect for the tasks required? Perhaps they earned their wealth by following those same principles within their business, and the habit stuck, and the car is a symbol of this?

          b) in a society where thieving bankers and lawyers are despised, while the majority of the population struggle to pay their bills and see their taxes flying straight into the offshore accounts of the criminal 'upper-class', in my country at least, it's not the wisest thing to go around flaunting your wealth and flashy cars.

          The cars will be defaced or stolen if left alone momentarily, and you'll find yourself being tailed, jumped for your rolex and start to notice chalk markings on the pavement outside your house and strange noises in the night.

          Ask any famous and wealthy person whether if they had the choice, would they prefer to remain famous or to have earnt the same money anonymously.

          c) quite often in business, if you flaunt your wealth in a way that is over the top, it will affect the quality of the deals that you are able to make.

          People who have fallen into wealth and not earned it, and therefore are often not always as wise as those who have, are prone to showing off that wealth in the manner described. As mentioned earlier, there are also others who are pretending to have wealth by buying a flashy car and other trappings on credit.

          If you were truly wealthy via your own hand, how would it affect the deals that you made with others if they fell into one of those two categories - those who fell into wealth, and those who pretend to be wealthy?

          ...................

          Perhaps those, and other reasons, are why the truly wealthy are wise not to go around shouting about it, and perhaps some of the 'have-nots' you refer to have actually met someone in that position and observed their behaviour.

          Now evidently there are some rich people who don't care for luxury. Which doesn't make them better or worse than anyone else.
          Well luxury is a different thing. Taking the kids to the shops in a sports car is not luxury. But sticking to the subject of flaunting wealth, it might make them wiser than others to not flaunt their wealth continually. And perhaps it's that wisdom aspect which they are prefering to flaunt, because utilising the wisdom is a habit, and also their proudest achievement - because you can't buy wisdom - with cash or credit - you have to earn it.

          Again this is not aimed at anyone in particular, but it's just something I've noticed among the Have-Nots.
          Perhaps you've been observing the wrong type of 'have-nots'.
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          • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
            Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

            Hi Daniel,

            Instead of making assumptions about why the 'have-nots' are saying the things they say, why not just ask your rich friends what car they drive and why?

            Here are some reasons for you to consider about why these things occur -

            a) because traditionally, those who flaunt their wealth the most are the ones who are desperately trying to climb some kind of social ladder, and are also the ones who borrow as much as they can to try and create an image of wealth. Because they are not used to being wealthy, they often get it horribly wrong, confusing bling with real class.

            Those who are genuinely wealthy and have been for some time, don't have the need or the desire to show off - their wealth and success speaks for itself - and perhaps they don't want to make themselves look like a 'pretender'?

            Perhaps wealthy people appreciate effectiveness as opposed to flashiness, as with a car that is used purposely to advertise it's price tag, but is uncomfortable, impractical and not fit for the task at hand? Perhaps a demonstration of true wealth is not a ridiculous car desgned to attract attention, but instead, one that is perfect for the tasks required? Perhaps they earned their wealth by following those same principles within their business, and the habit stuck, and the car is a symbol of this?

            b) in a society where thieving bankers and lawyers are despised, while the majority of the population struggle to pay their bills and see their taxes flying straight into the offshore accounts of the criminal 'upper-class', in my country at least, it's not the wisest thing to go around flaunting your wealth and flashy cars.

            The cars will be defaced or stolen if left alone momentarily, and you'll find yourself being tailed, jumped for your rolex and start to notice chalk markings on the pavement outside your house and strange noises in the night.

            Ask any famous and wealthy person whether if they had the choice, would they prefer to remain famous or to have earnt the same money anonymously.

            c) quite often in business, if you flaunt your wealth in a way that is over the top, it will affect the quality of the deals that you are able to make.

            People who have fallen into wealth and not earned it, and therefore are often not always as wise as those who have, are prone to showing off that wealth in the manner described. As mentioned earlier, there are also others who are pretending to have wealth by buying a flashy car and other trappings on credit.

            If you were truly wealthy via your own hand, how would it affect the deals that you made with others if they fell into one of those two categories - those who fell into wealth, and those who pretend to be wealthy?

            ...................

            Perhaps those, and other reasons, are why the truly wealthy are wise not to go around shouting about it, and perhaps some of the 'have-nots' you refer to have actually met someone in that position and observed their behaviour.

            Well luxury is a different thing. Taking the kids to the shops in a sports car is not luxury. But sticking to the subject of flaunting wealth, it might make them wiser than others to not flaunt their wealth continually. And perhaps it's that wisdom aspect which they are prefering to flaunt, because utilising the wisdom is a habit, and also their proudest achievement - because you can't buy wisdom - with cash or credit - you have to earn it.



            Perhaps you've been observing the wrong type of 'have-nots'.
            Anyone with a fashion sense would perfer to have a stylish car. I myself like to dress well, dressing well makes me feel good and when I feel good I perform better in stuff. I have more confidence when stepping out of the front door.

            Now of course, we dress well to impress. You can call it showing off, because it probably is but that doesn't mean we think we're better than any other or have more money than then next person. We dress well for our personal satisfaction.

            In my opinion having a nice car is like dressing well. It's all part of your style and there's nothing wrong with it at all.

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            • Profile picture of the author Killer Joe
              Originally Posted by Adam Carn View Post

              In my opinion having a nice car is like dressing well. It's all part of your style and there's nothing wrong with it at all.
              To a degree, Adam.

              If you trade your future opportunities for looking good today, there can be something wrong with it.

              It's unwise to be driving around in a Rolls Royce today if it means you could be riding around on bicycle tomorrow (Robert Ringer).

              Just food for thought...

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              • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
                Originally Posted by Killer Joe View Post

                To a degree, Adam.

                If you trade your future opportunities for looking good today, there can be something wrong with it.

                It's unwise to be driving around in a Rolls Royce today if it means you could be riding around on bicycle tomorrow (Robert Ringer).

                Just food for thought...

                KJ
                Yeah I agree, if you can't afford what you drive and have to resort to getting it on credit then that's rediculous. It's just going to get you into trouble in the future. But if you have the money and can comfortably afford a rolex, an Armani suit or an Aston Martin then go for it, if that's what you want.

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                • Profile picture of the author Killer Joe
                  Originally Posted by Adam Carn View Post

                  Yeah I agree, if you can't afford what you drive and have to resort to getting it on credit then that's rediculous. It's just going to get you into trouble in the future. But if you have the money and can comfortably afford a rolex, an Armani suit or an Aston Martin then go for it, if that's what you want.
                  Also agreed.

                  I'm actually one of those people who own my high-end dream car. I bought it almost 10 years ago as a birthday present to myself. Paid cash.

                  It's worth more today than back then. As it should be...

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          • Profile picture of the author Daniel E Taylor
            Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

            Hi Daniel,

            Instead of making assumptions about why the 'have-nots' are saying the things they say, why not just ask your rich friends what car they drive and why?

            Here are some reasons for you to consider about why these things occur -

            a) because traditionally, those who flaunt their wealth the most are the ones who are desperately trying to climb some kind of social ladder, and are also the ones who borrow as much as they can to try and create an image of wealth. Because they are not used to being wealthy, they often get it horribly wrong, confusing bling with real class.

            Those who are genuinely wealthy and have been for some time, don't have the need or the desire to show off - their wealth and success speaks for itself - and perhaps they don't want to make themselves look like a 'pretender'?

            Perhaps wealthy people appreciate effectiveness as opposed to flashiness, as with a car that is used purposely to advertise it's price tag, but is uncomfortable, impractical and not fit for the task at hand? Perhaps a demonstration of true wealth is not a ridiculous car desgned to attract attention, but instead, one that is perfect for the tasks required? Perhaps they earned their wealth by following those same principles within their business, and the habit stuck, and the car is a symbol of this?

            b) in a society where thieving bankers and lawyers are despised, while the majority of the population struggle to pay their bills and see their taxes flying straight into the offshore accounts of the criminal 'upper-class', in my country at least, it's not the wisest thing to go around flaunting your wealth and flashy cars.

            The cars will be defaced or stolen if left alone momentarily, and you'll find yourself being tailed, jumped for your rolex and start to notice chalk markings on the pavement outside your house and strange noises in the night.

            Ask any famous and wealthy person whether if they had the choice, would they prefer to remain famous or to have earnt the same money anonymously.

            c) quite often in business, if you flaunt your wealth in a way that is over the top, it will affect the quality of the deals that you are able to make.

            People who have fallen into wealth and not earned it, and therefore are often not always as wise as those who have, are prone to showing off that wealth in the manner described. As mentioned earlier, there are also others who are pretending to have wealth by buying a flashy car and other trappings on credit.

            If you were truly wealthy via your own hand, how would it affect the deals that you made with others if they fell into one of those two categories - those who fell into wealth, and those who pretend to be wealthy?

            ...................

            Perhaps those, and other reasons, are why the truly wealthy are wise not to go around shouting about it, and perhaps some of the 'have-nots' you refer to have actually met someone in that position and observed their behaviour.

            Well luxury is a different thing. Taking the kids to the shops in a sports car is not luxury. But sticking to the subject of flaunting wealth, it might make them wiser than others to not flaunt their wealth continually. And perhaps it's that wisdom aspect which they are prefering to flaunt, because utilising the wisdom is a habit, and also their proudest achievement - because you can't buy wisdom - with cash or credit - you have to earn it.



            Perhaps you've been observing the wrong type of 'have-nots'.
            Your whole post had nothing to do with mine though...

            I didn't say anything about "Flaunting wealth". So driving a ferrari is
            Flaunting your wealth? Wearing an armani suit is flaunting your wealth?

            So when did I say anything about someone flaunting wealth. That's
            usually people who are insecure and try to use money to make
            up for their insecurities.

            That has nothing to do with what I'm talking about. Everyone
            that buys fancy cars and yatchs aren't doing it to "Flaunt".

            So again your post is a valid one but really didn't relate to
            my post at all.

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            • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
              Originally Posted by Daniel E Taylor View Post


              That has nothing to do with what I'm talking about. Everyone
              that buys fancy cars and yatchs aren't doing it to "Flaunt".
              sure they are. a volkswagen will drive you someplace as well as a porsche.
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              • Profile picture of the author Daniel E Taylor
                Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

                sure they are. a volkswagen will drive you someplace as well as a porsche.
                But what if I don't WANT a volkswagen?

                So what exactly are you saying? If I don't want the
                same thing as you I'm flaunting?

                Or I'm flaunting because I don't lower my standards
                to have "Just enough to get by".

                I can watch the football game 15' TV, but I would rather
                watch it on a 60' HD tv... So I do. So that's flaunting to then?

                See the ignorance of your post?

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                • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
                  Originally Posted by Daniel E Taylor View Post

                  But what if I don't WANT a volkswagen?

                  So what exactly are you saying? If I don't want the
                  same thing as you I'm flaunting?

                  Or I'm flaunting because I don't lower my standards
                  to have "Just enough to get by".

                  I can watch the football game 15' TV, but I would rather
                  watch it on a 60' HD tv... So I do. So that's flaunting to then?

                  See the ignorance of your post?

                  Daniel
                  Yes, that would be flaunting. There's no real reason for a 60' HD tv, or a car that will do 200mph other than it makes you feel something about yourself...'wealthy, manly, whatever have you'.

                  Its ok. If you need that 60' or 200mph penis extension to make yourself feel better, im not hating on ya.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Daniel E Taylor
                    Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

                    Yes, that would be flaunting. There's no real reason for a 60' HD tv, or a car that will do 200mph other than it makes you feel something about yourself...'wealthy, manly, whatever have you'.

                    Its ok. If you need that 60' or 200mph penis extension to make yourself feel better, im not hating on ya.
                    Actually there is nothing in this world
                    that can me anyone feel "Better about themselves".

                    You are a confused soul my friend.

                    It really just shows how you feel about yourself and
                    you are projecting it on other people.

                    Maybe you should get some of the self help stuff
                    you're selling. LOL

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                    • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
                      Originally Posted by Daniel E Taylor View Post

                      Actually there is nothing in this world
                      that can me anyone feel "Better about themselves".

                      You are a confused soul my friend.

                      It really just shows how you feel about yourself and
                      you are projecting it on other people.

                      Maybe you should get some of the self help stuff
                      you're selling. LOL

                      Daniel
                      I'm not the one arguing for the need of a 60' hd tv or a super expensive sports car
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                  • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
                    Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

                    Yes, that would be flaunting. There's no real reason for a 60' HD tv, or a car that will do 200mph other than it makes you feel something about yourself...'wealthy, manly, whatever have you'.

                    Its ok. If you need that 60' or 200mph penis extension to make yourself feel better, im not hating on ya.
                    In some ways I think you're right, in some ways I don't think you are.

                    I bought my new car because I deserved it. Because I've worked very hard and the least I can do is reward myself - looking into the bank account is nice, looking at the stokes is nice. But there's no better motivation then getting into a car that some people really wish they could have.

                    It's a measure of my success and if I made Rolls Royce money maybe I'd sell my current car and get one.

                    Taking your logic why do you need a TV, why do you need a car, why do you even need a home?

                    You don't need much - but when you've done well it's nice to have comforts and a little something extra so you can enjoy yourself.

                    Zach
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                    • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
                      Originally Posted by Zach Booker View Post


                      Taking your logic why do you need a TV, why do you need a car, why do you even need a home?
                      A tv for entertainment or news...a car to get around (i dont know about where you are, but here its practically a requirement) a home to live/sleep in.

                      But there is a difference between a 'tv' and a wall sized plasma unit with 7.1 surround sound pushed by 1400 watts of stereo, a car doesnt necessarily mean a hand assembled italian sports car, home doesnt mean a 5k sq. ft beachfront home for most. Any embellisment above the basic is for no other reason than YOU want to present a certain image. You wish for people to think about you in some way

                      Dont get me wrong i have no problem with that. We are all individuals and your personal choice is just that. You said yourself that its nice to make other's jealous of what you have. Your car fills that need for you.

                      Some feel that is important, some dont. But if you do, own it. Don't act like you NEED a car like a ferrari or you NEED a $5k plasma tv. You dont need it, you want it, and you want it because there is something lacking that you can fix with commercial goods
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                  • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
                    Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

                    Yes, that would be flaunting. There's no real reason for a 60' HD tv, or a car that will do 200mph other than it makes you feel something about yourself...'wealthy, manly, whatever have you'.
                    I don't agree. A big screen TV is more enjoyable to watch than a smaller screen one, it's better for your eyes too. And also if you have your room decorated to the way you want you'd want a TV that looks as good as possible, not only your TV but even your carpet, your lampshade, your curtains and your vase. Again it's about personal satisfaction, not always about flaunting.

                    But yeah, everyone is different, some don't really care about material stuff. But we all like to create an environment we're happy and most comfortable with, whether it's material, spiritual or otherwise.

                    Thanks,
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                  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
                    Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

                    There's no real reason for a 60' HD tv
                    Excuse me.

                    If you have multiple friends over, you'll find that a larger television means more people can watch it comfortably, because you can sit farther from the screen - which widens the arc of effective viewing. So while only two or three people could watch the little 15" TV, you can have fifteen or twenty watching the 60" TV.

                    This also becomes important if you have a large family, or if you watch movies - which, after all, are designed to be viewed on a massive screen. If the screen is too small, you may be unable to see important parts of the action.

                    And as far as the Ferrari goes, there are places you may need to go where people won't take you seriously without one. This is a relationship business. If you need to go meet a bunch of guys with Ferraris, and you pull up in a Datsun... well, you may as well just assume you don't get the deal, and leave.

                    That said, you can generally rent one for less than the insurance payment :rolleyes:
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                    • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
                      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

                      Excuse me.

                      If you have multiple friends over, you'll find that a larger television means more people can watch it comfortably, because you can sit farther from the screen - which widens the arc of effective viewing. So while only two or three people could watch the little 15" TV, you can have fifteen or twenty watching the 60" TV.

                      This also becomes important if you have a large family, or if you watch movies - which, after all, are designed to be viewed on a massive screen. If the screen is too small, you may be unable to see important parts of the action.

                      And as far as the Ferrari goes, there are places you may need to go where people won't take you seriously without one. This is a relationship business. If you need to go meet a bunch of guys with Ferraris, and you pull up in a Datsun... well, you may as well just assume you don't get the deal, and leave.

                      That said, you can generally rent one for less than the insurance payment :rolleyes:
                      And you really believe that a ferrari will get you a deal in IM?


                      Yeah, i know most people in here looking for a copywriter are thinking 'if he's driving a pickup, im not buying', No doubt everyone here who had someone else build them a website made their choice on who pulled up in what car.
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        • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
          Originally Posted by Daniel E Taylor View Post

          I never understood why people say this. Not aiming this
          towards you but I see alot of people who don't have
          much money always say this when they see people living
          luxurious.

          Again it's not aimed towards you.

          Daniel
          To me it was simply a fact. I do know rich people that drive/drove older cars. One guy had his partners buy him a new Caddy because they were embarrassed to have him drive up in his old beater.

          Myself I like a combination of luxury and modest cars so I can choose what to drive when the mood strikes.
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  • Profile picture of the author capone2009
    Ferarri is so old sql, today people with class buy the Audi R8 white

    Ferrai no. But I got my brand new Audi R8 in phantom black last week. Wow what a car. I am truly happy with this car. It doesn't only look great from the outside but it also has a great interior. But it drinks so much gasoline.
    You got it!
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  • Profile picture of the author rahulchandra
    I bought My Honda City This October...


    Ferrari In India would cost 3 times more than it would elsewhere( 200% excise duty)

    Damn You Customs!

    Someday Man Someday....
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    • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
      Originally Posted by rahulchandra View Post

      I bought My Honda City This October...


      Ferrari In India would cost 3 times more than it would elsewhere( 200% excise duty)

      Damn You Customs!

      Someday Man Someday....
      Rahul
      Congrats Rahul...

      City's a cool one. Still own one... 2003 model it is though.

      -Lakshay
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      • Profile picture of the author anthony2
        Mike Dillard of magnetic sponsoring

        he doesn't have a lambo or ferrari

        but he has the new audi thats like 300k.

        He had a video of it and it just looked SICK!!!
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      • Profile picture of the author rahulchandra
        Originally Posted by lakshaybehl View Post

        Congrats Rahul...

        City's a cool one. Still own one... 2003 model it is though.

        -Lakshay
        Thanks Man,
        I love my car...

        City Rocks!
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    • Profile picture of the author Anoopchawla
      Originally Posted by rahulchandra View Post

      I bought My Honda City This October...


      Ferrari In India would cost 3 times more than it would elsewhere( 200% excise duty)

      Damn You Customs!

      Someday Man Someday....
      Rahul
      You bought this car purely from IM or anything else. What exactly you do to earn those green things?
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      • Profile picture of the author rahulchandra
        I went full time online in 2008
        since then IM has been my sole source
        of income

        To be truly honest, I didn't buy it
        all on cash, 30% down payment
        and 70% finance.

        Saves money in the long run,
        through depreciation and stuff
        (I don't fully understand
        the tax system yet but my C.A suggested
        this option)

        Hope this answers your question

        BTW I am only 24 Years Young
        and that is my first automobile
        purchase on my own, I had a pulsar
        back in college(I still have it)
        but my parents bought me that.

        Now Where did I get the greens from?

        From labor, persistence, hard work
        and sleepless nights...

        All the best!

        Rahul
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        • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
          '79 Mercedes 450SL. The only car I've ever wanted enough to remember... Combo hard/soft convertible, from the year I turned 21. Bought it a few years ago, and haven't driven it in 2 years. But boy, is it fun to drive!

          The speedometer goes to 160. I haven't tested that, but it will do 130 with pedal left.


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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    Where I live a ferrari would be a joke.

    Right now there is too much snow for me to be able to drive a ferrari.

    A friend of mine had one, and it was a piece of crap. Constantly in the shop needing repair, when his friend borrowed it and took a turn early nicking the curb it cost him five figures.

    I understand how some people don't believe in car payments. I however choose to drive a new car every three years so that I don't have to deal with repair problems etc. My wife and I both drive moderately priced Mercedes-Benz's. They are both fun to drive, reliable, and have all the tech features I want out of a vehicle.

    Rahul allow me to be the first on this forum to congratulate you on your new car purchase.
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  • Profile picture of the author JEL0221
    2008 Dodge Viper...600 HP of AMERICAN muscle

    ...but did not get this through IM money
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  • Profile picture of the author 1960Texan
    I learned my lesson about ten years ago. I've always loved Jaguars, and bought a used 1982 XJ6. It was gorgeous, but expensive to maintain and drive. Whenever I turned around something needed repair or replacement, and after a few months I realized that instead of an ignition switch it would have made more sense for Jaguar to install a credit card reader. Then they could just charge me a few hundred bucks when I wanted to go for a spin.:rolleyes:
    Great looking car, though. Even sitting in the driveway, broke down, I'd look at it and smile. Now I drive an old Jeep Cherokee, but my wife has a nice Mercedes.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    what for ?? My 1992 Ford Mecury runs just fine at 103,000 miles... Why do I need an expensive car for when that kind of money could actually go to feed many families for months...

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremyc
    not yet but its going to be a goal of mine thanks adding it to my list now!
    Any other cars people would recommend im not to great picking cars
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    I own a matchbox Ferrari, does that count?
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

      I own a matchbox Ferrari, does that count?
      I told you to stop playing with my toy cars ... Man go buy your own ..:p

      James
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  • Profile picture of the author ToniMaltano
    I really don't underastand some warriors saying things like car payments are for suckers or what do I need it for....

    If you are passionate about cars and like them and still have a great social life (parties, going out with friends, girls..) and of course if you can afford one nice flashy car then why not?

    I really don't see the point in saying things like car payments are for suckers. If somebody likes reading books and I don't it wouldn't be right to say: reading is for suckers. Everybody has it's own hobbies, lifestyle.....

    I got my R8 and I am happy. I would find it depressing to pick up ladies with an old ride. But hey that's me warriros. Let's get back at work and al the best to all the warriors here.
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  • Profile picture of the author ToniMaltano
    @TheRichJersNet

    Are you feeding those families for months?? Probably not. So what does it matter if you have your money lying around in a bank account or spending it on a car.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by Toni Maltano View Post

      @TheRichJersNet

      Are you feeding those families for months?? Probably not. So what does it matter if you have your money lying around in a bank account or spending it on a car.
      Yes .. I donate no less than $350 a month to the local food bank ... This christmas I have donated a total of $3,128.94 which is derived from the % I always give + sales of my christmas plr pack..

      I just purchased me a 46" plasma HD TV .. So I also am giving away my 2 20" TV's to the local food bank for 2 families this christmas..

      Edited: You know it pays to know someone before making claims of "Probably not" ...

      James
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Briffa
        If it counts... i have hired a ferrari 360 spider for a week.. purely from my online business cash.

        Here it is in the Pic below!

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        • Profile picture of the author JeffLam
          Originally Posted by Dan Briffa View Post

          If it counts... i have hired a ferrari 360 spider for a week.. purely from my online business cash.

          Here it is in the Pic below!

          Awesome! How much did that cost you?

          Oh boy, you ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO take tons and tons of videos and pictures and give everyone you know a ride, esp the 'hotter' ladies.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dan Briffa
            Originally Posted by JeffLam View Post

            Awesome! How much did that cost you?

            Oh boy, you ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO take tons and tons of videos and pictures and give everyone you know a ride, esp the 'hotter' ladies.
            Cost around $2500 and yeah i got tons of Video of me in that ride!!

            Was awsome.. wanna try a Lambo next!!
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            • Profile picture of the author Lett
              I wasn't into cars, before i had a chance to drive a sports car. It's amazing feeling to drive powerful car.

              My goal is to buy Mitsubishi 3000GT in summer. Then i will make enough money to buy Subaru Impreza 05 STi, and only after Impreza my goal is going to be Lambo/Ferrari (or maybe another exotic car).
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            • Profile picture of the author CBSnooper
              I wouldn't have a Ferrari. I'd have an Aston Martin Vanquish S, or DBS.

              Until then, I've got my modified Ford Anglia van, which has embarrassed an M3 and a Civic Type R amongst other things.

              And earlier this year, a Ferrari driver actually gave ME the thumbs up


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            • Profile picture of the author JeffLam
              Originally Posted by Dan Briffa View Post

              Cost around $2500 and yeah i got tons of Video of me in that ride!!

              Was awsome.. wanna try a Lambo next!!
              Share the vids buddy!
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              • Profile picture of the author Hesaidblissfully
                My plan is to ride a solid gold unicycle everywhere when I make my billions...While wearing a top hat and a monocle.
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      • Profile picture of the author Adam Nolan
        OH i'm definitely a bentley coupe guy. And if everything goes according to plan... I'll have one in 3 years.

        That being said if everything goes according to plan i'll have a benz by this time next year.

        Y'all better watch out now. Maverick is climbing the list
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      • Profile picture of the author vicone
        I bought my first house (in what is now an inner-city trendy suburb) when I was 21 and divided it into two flats (apartments) which I let out while I lived at home with my mother. I drove a motor scooter at the time.

        The rents paid for the property while I worked two jobs to rapidly pay off a waterfront block of land that I bought; then built a house on it. I prefer trees, water and serenity.

        Have never owned a flashy car as I'm not partial to depreciating assets. However, property has been good to me. As values in Australia double every 8 - 10 years, I find real estate, with care, grows more beautiful with age.

        When I have visitors, they are able to admire the parrots that come to sit on the balcony, the turkey chicks (and their elders) that ramble throughout the neighborhood, the ducklings that follow their mom across local roads and the pelicans that fly overhead close to shore.

        The throaty roar of a supercharged engine isn't to be heard. To each his own bliss.

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  • Profile picture of the author misterkailo
    This really motivates me to work harder! I put most of my money into investments instead of spending it though.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    I drive a 1996 hyundai excel and whilst its certainly no sports car, at has most importantly allowed me to ditch my crappy job and work full time IM.

    Id love a sports car, but for now, my freedom and business are priority.
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  • Profile picture of the author MR.MOE


    Thats my dream car

    Lamborghini Embolado
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremyc
      Originally Posted by MR.MOE View Post



      Thats my dream car

      Lamborghini Embolado
      Wow i just have to say that looks sweet!
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Brock
      Originally Posted by MR.MOE View Post



      Thats my dream car

      Lamborghini Embolado
      Looks like a lego with wheels lol
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Re: The Lamborghini Embolism:
        Looks like a lego with wheels lol
        I look at that and wonder if the front grill has red lights flashing across it. "Toaster!" [Kill it.]


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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Originally Posted by MR.MOE View Post



      Thats my dream car

      Lamborghini Embolado
      Ah, the ancient art of paper folding.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steadyon
    Screw the Ferrari !!!

    Get one of these:



    Bugatti Veyron
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    • Profile picture of the author TheWinner
      Well.. this thread has grown lol.

      Since I'm here...here is the car im aiming for...it's just came out recently, and I will be in a position with my goals eventually to buy one - The 458 Italia Ferrari.

      Oh, also, spread the wealth warriors, give back to the community and charities aswell as enjoying lifes luxuries. I just love Cars, always have, always will.

      458 Italia, Aston Martin V8 Vantage and Audi Q7 will do me.
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  • Profile picture of the author ToniMaltano
    @TheRichJerksNet

    Sorry if I was a little rude in my previous post. I had a reaally bad day. Well doesn't really matter. I just hope it doesn't have any affect on our realtion as fellow warriors
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    • Profile picture of the author mariochase
      Even when I have the money to buy I won't buy it. It's just a fancy car.

      Only would buy one.. if I had a lot of money. Like if I made $10 million/year.

      And only after I bought my Mansion.
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      • Profile picture of the author JeffLam
        Man, this thread is awesome.

        Just about a year plus back I didn't know much about cars, and belong to the group that is happy with any cars that moves with 4 wheels (a real car boys, a real car).

        But after having the chance to seat in the luxurious sports cars..oh hot DAMN.

        I got damn into cars (partly cos of my girlfriend too). Didn't really have a dream car, but I really loved the R8.

        The R8 was the rage! Gotta say I'm envious of you Toni for your R8! But hey, congrats on getting that super car!

        But me wanting the best bang for my buck, if I had the money, I would prob not get a R8 as it is only for 2 people. I want something that can hold at least 4!

        So my new dream car is this:

        Nissan GTR


        Doesn't look very flashy compared to other cars, but it's really crazy bang for the buck with the way it takes just about 3.1-3.4s from 0-100km/h (0-60mph for you US folks).

        And it costs about $250,000 here in Singapore (to compare, an R8 here is $500,000 and Ferraris and Lambos are all over $1,000,000+ each) PLUS can hold 4 people.

        That car may not look like a very sexy car..but it sure as hell looks muscular and is menacing in real life!

        If I were to choose a sexy car, I might choose a Porsche (not sure which but the sportiest 4 seater!) or a BMW 6 series.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by Toni Maltano View Post

      @TheRichJerksNet

      Sorry if I was a little rude in my previous post. I had a reaally bad day. Well doesn't really matter. I just hope it doesn't have any affect on our realtion as fellow warriors
      Not a big deal dude... Don't worry about it .. We all have bad days sometimes

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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Nothing beats my Nissan.........nothing!

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    Buying this car in europe would definatley safe you money.
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  • Profile picture of the author sashagilberg
    Ferrari's are amazing, but my goal is to get a Porsche 997 Turbo when I turn 21.

    EXACTLY 10 months to go...

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    • Profile picture of the author SpeedofMoney
      Originally Posted by alexgilberg View Post

      Ferrari's are amazing, but my goal is to get a Porsche 997 Turbo when I turn 21.

      EXACTLY 10 months to go...

      Hope you make it dude...!

      Lmao. The closest thing to a car I own is my sisters old purple bike that I occasionally use to ride to work xD
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  • Profile picture of the author ahlexis
    DMC is less than 20 minutes from my house! No joke!

    When DeLorean got into his troubles with the Feds he sold the car company and all the blueprint plans (so the new owner can make the parts when needed from original plans), and the guy who bought it brought it to a suburb of Houston, Texas.

    I remember being stunned when I first learned how close I was to the factory, and couldn't believe it so I headed off to Google Maps. The location is also less than 15 minutes from Bush (IAH) Airport, Houston. It used to be hidden behind some very tall trees that have since been cut down, and now you can see it from the freeway it is next to if you look real hard...you pass by it before you know it unless you are looking real hard.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Brock
      I never owned a ferrari, but when I was 18 I bought a Porsche 911 996. The Porsche was my goal when I started my first internet business.

      I sold it 2 years ago because I never really did anything with it.

      I couldn't drive it anywhere because I was scared that it would get keyed/damaged in a parking lot.

      The only time I would drive it was when I designated a 'driving' time for it.

      It just sat in my garage undriven for like 5 months until I decided to sell it.

      I look at all the people driving high end sports cars now and feel sorry for them. 'Man these guys have no idea they are losing hundreds of dollars a week from depreciation!'

      So glad I got my exotic car phase out of my system early
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    No Ferrari here.

    But my next one will be:



    Hope 2010 can bring this beauty home
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    • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
      Originally Posted by Fernando Veloso View Post

      No Ferrari here.

      But my next one will be:



      Hope 2010 can bring this beauty home
      That looks awesome!
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
      Originally Posted by Fernando Veloso View Post

      No Ferrari here.

      But my next one will be:



      Hope 2010 can bring this beauty home
      That's cool. An X6 ... We have an X5 and love it. The X6 is about the same but has less room, something we needed with kids. With BMW you get a 50,000 mile service agreement so you don't even have to change your own oil. Just bring it in.

      I hope you get one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
    Well, unless he is giving it to me as a Christmas present, I don't really care.

    Sumit.
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  • Profile picture of the author InternetM39482
    I want to buy one of these next year.



    I don't have a driving license right now. Next year, I'll get both.
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    • Profile picture of the author VegasVince
      Nope: but 5 years ago I was going through a mid life crisis and decided to buy my favorite dream car of all time....the quintessential big 80's ride:

      The DeLorean. And damn...you'se can pick up one in the Texas plant now for 22K or so...not bad for a car that turns heads to this day.

      I couldn't even legally drive a car at that point of my life...but that car got me laid more then once..... just having it parked out in front of my joint.

      Straight up....you pop open those funky doors.....straight up....and the hot chicks with big hair.....show up like lemmings minus the morals.

      Damn...sold it for a $1500 profit.....3 months later....cuz Vinnie was gonna end up gettin' in serious trouble.

      That friggin' car was ahead of it's time...and still gets more attention.....then a ton of cars priced 20 times more. Believe it.

      So if you'se people are looking to score hot retro chicks stuck in the Big 80's.....grab John DeLorean's Back To The Future Aphrodisiac on wheels.

      In terms of bang for the buck....The DeLorean still rocks.


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      • Originally Posted by VegasVince View Post

        Nope: but 5 years ago I was going through a mid life crisis and decided to buy my favorite dream car of all time....the quintessential big 80's ride:

        The DeLorean. And damn...you'se can pick up one in the Texas plant now for 22K or so...not bad for a car that turns heads to this day.

        I couldn't even legally drive a car at that point of my life...but that car got me laid more then once..... just having it parked out in front of my joint.

        Straight up....you pop open those funky doors.....straight up....and the hot chicks with big hair.....show up like lemmings minus the morals.

        Damn...sold it for a $1500 profit.....3 months later....cuz Vinnie was gonna end up gettin' in serious trouble.

        That friggin' car was ahead of it's time...and still gets more attention.....then a ton of cars priced 20 times more. Believe it.

        So if you'se people are looking to score hot retro chicks stuck in the Big 80's.....grab John DeLorean's Back To The Future Aphrodisiac on wheels.

        In terms of bang for the buck....The DeLorean still rocks.


        xxx Vegas Vince
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        Haha. This is easily the most entertaining post I've read in quite a while. Simply awesome.

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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    The biggest problem I found with ferrari is that it's not the chick magnet that everyone thinks it's going to be. In fact quite the opposite, a ferrari is much more "dude magnet" than "chick magnet".

    Everywhere you go, guys will approach you and want to shake your hand because of your car. Girls very rarely get excited.

    Most of the guys I know who bought ferrari's were hoping that it would get them girls.

    So I suppose if you're female and you want to meet lots of guys ferrari might be the car for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author bobsstuff
    Exotic and even no quite exotic luxury cars can be a problem if you travel in them. I was on vacation and needed a fuel filter in the town of Victorville, California. It is not a huge city, but not a small town either. There were no less than 5 auto parts stores and not one had a Mercedes fuel filter and there was no Mercedes dealer.

    On another vacation, I let my son drive and he drove slowly off the road into a small ditch and destroyed the rubber axle boot around the CV joint on the front axle. The axle dried out and we limped along and barely made it to Las Vegas.

    If you are not near a major city FORGET buying parts for anything other than the commom car brands.

    PART PRICES! I was used to driving Chevies and other American cars. I got sticker shock for Mercedes parts. A $6 filter would be $60 for the Mercedes. Ignition cables, yes, I mean spark plug wires, were about $250.

    Don't get me wrong, I loved the Mercedes, its luxury and the raw power it had however, I was happy when I traded it in on a Ford minivan.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan700
    I'm standing in front of my "dream" car. Why buy a Ferrari? !7 bucks a week for diesel in my Smart car and no $8000 tuneups! LOL!
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  • Screw Ferraris and Lambos. A good ole Porsche or Aston Martin for me... one day... I hope...
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  • Profile picture of the author Slin
    It's a lot cheaper, but I just love the look.

    Lotus Elise! (I don't need the faster model) after my LDS mission I am planning on getting one.

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    • Profile picture of the author bittbunny
      Originally Posted by Slin View Post

      It's a lot cheaper, but I just love the look.

      Lotus Elise!
      That has been my dream car for YEARS and when I found out the cost of it, it was icing on the cake.


      As far as whether or not buying a Ferrari or any other luxury item is "flaunting your wealth", my humble piece of advice is this: Do what makes YOU happy.

      If buying a Ferrari, Porsche, or whatever luxury item you want makes you happy, then buy it (as long as you're not putting yourself in financial risk). In the end you have to pay for the car, you have to drive it, you have to pay for repairs, etc., not anyone else. So if you want that luxury item, get it and don't let anyone make you feel bad about something that makes you happy.

      On the flip side, if not buying a luxury item makes you happy, then by all means stop by Toyota and buy one of their cars. It's all about what makes you happy. Don't let others make you feel as if you have to buy an expensive ride because of the amount of money that you have. It's YOUR money for a reason.

      In the end just do what puts a smile on your face and makes you feel good inside. Whether it's a Ferrari, a minivan or a red wagon with wheels, it's your life, not anyone else.
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    • Profile picture of the author warrior4life
      Without any doubt, Ferrari is very nice car...But this is not my type. I love nice big cars. Above all for those of us who have big family.
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  • Profile picture of the author rockstar99
    A black Lambo... My dream car!
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  • Profile picture of the author swilliams09
    I don't even like driving or have a dream car. I suppose something really nice with a driver while I can sit in the back and chill would be perfect for me personally.
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  • Profile picture of the author CBSnooper
    Some advice my dads garage owning friend gave me.

    Never let your customers see what car you drive.
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  • Profile picture of the author Linkbuilder123
    i have a Tahoe and love it.

    Most of those pics you see are pushing your emotional hot buttons...
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi Adam,

      Anyone with a fashion sense would perfer to have a stylish car. I myself like to dress well, dressing well makes me feel good and when I feel good I perform better in stuff. I have more confidence when stepping out of the front door.

      Now of course, we dress well to impress. You can call it showing off, because it probably is but that doesn't mean we think we're better than any other or have more money than then next person. We dress well for our personal satisfaction.

      In my opinion having a nice car is like dressing well. It's all part of your style and there's nothing wrong with it at all.
      I honestly can't work out what your response has to do with my response to Daniel. I certainly wasn't suggesting that there's anything wrong with having a nice car.
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      • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
        Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

        Hi Adam,

        I honestly can't work out what your response has to do with my response to Daniel.
        Really? (reads the post again carefully).

        Well to me it still seems like an appropriate response.

        Thanks,
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    • Profile picture of the author vicone
      My dream when I was in my 20s was a small block of 4 apartments that I could buy, repair and rent out. I spent much of my spare time searching Sydney's Eastern suburbs (in the Bondi area) searching for suitable 2 level apartment blocks. These didn't require an elevator, so were cheaper to buy and maintain.

      I worked as the personal assistant to some very wealthy men whose creativity and astuteness I admired. One had never finished high school as he'd spent much of his teens lobbying local government to rezone a farm that his family owned so they could subdivide it and sell it for housing. He bought a 50 acre lot for himself in his 20s and used his own contractors to build a 2 two story solid brick house. He ran his business operations from the ground floor and lived on the upper level with his wife and kids.

      He owned several old Mercedes to ride around in. He got his thrills from finding new opportunities. He tested the sand on Sydney's outskirts, then bought and sold the rights to a glass manufacturing company. He located a deposit of white shale (used for making white bricks), also on Sydney's outskirts. That got him into quarrying, a monstrously expensive business which eventually killed him (literally, as he climbed inside to repair a piece of equipment which had failed. It started up while he was inside.).

      The house he built no longer exists - there is a high school on the site and the farm he subdivided is known as North Rocks, a suburb near the geographical center of Sydney. The golf course the family built is still there.

      I got to know and admire the talents of some great wealth makers. One of the most impressive was a young woman who was worth many millions by her mid 20's. She'd left school without finishing high school and at 16 yrs decided she could see potential in property development. As she had no training and little education, no one would employ her, except for lowly paid, menial tasks.

      However, she badgered a well-known property developer to take her on as his assistant. He kept refusing but eventually relented after she offered to not only work for nothing but to pay him a share of any profits she made!

      She had the natural skills for the wheeling and dealing of this business and by 18 yrs had made her first million and today owns shopping centers and apartment blocks all over the country. Her former boss often participates as an investor in her new ventures. She'd found her niche.

      In some countries, of course, corruption is rampant and it is much harder to make a fortune in property development.

      In Australia, though, this is of less concern and it is possible to become a millionaire in as little as three years, owning assets that are fully paid for - mortgage free.

      For instance, using interest-only finance, build a block of 6 apartments in year 1. Sell 5 of them and keep the 6th. In year 2, reinvest and build a block of 12 apartments. Sell 10 and keep two. In year 3, build a block of 18 apartments, sell 15 and keep 3. At the end of these three stages you own 6 apartments, fully paid for. This is the principle the woman I mentioned above followed, constantly leveraging upwards. I know others who follow a similar practice.

      She could afford a flashy car but travels so much, she mainly uses functional rental cars. An exotic car on a building site doesn't help her relate to the project managers.

      I admire wealth-builders and I don't especially care what sort of car they drive. It usually reflects the individual needs of the individual personality. However, talent that shines leaves me in awe.

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  • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
    Being under 18 insurance would be a big problem - not sure if I could even get one. But to answer your question I know of many guys with Rolls Royces, Lambos, Ferrari's, etc.

    I just got this last month - my first car:



    Cars are, in my opinion, one of the worst things to ever spend your money on. For any car worth 50k+ I strongly believe in buying cash - not leasing. I, personally, bought mine 4 months used and it was 15 grand off sticker price.

    I, like always, agree with ex rat however sometimes it is important to show your wealth. Meeting with tax attorneys for the first time, being younger, and being taken seriously is at time very hard.

    Having an LLC so you are legally aloud to be paid (through CPA networks) is hard - dealing with bankers. Dealing with what to do to protect your money and have it in something besides currency is hard.

    Sometimes you need to flaunt your money to be taken seriously. Sending a clear message that you are here for business - nothing more - is essential.

    But to add to exrat everyone should pick up 'the millionaire mindset' or something like that. (I'll figure it out later.)

    It's all about millionaires and how they live. And of course they all live way below what they could. Drive not so nice cars, have old houses, normal clothes, etc.

    Point is when you love what you do you actually start to not do it for the money. You start to work so much because you enjoy reaching that next reward, that next goal, etc.

    The money is just a measure of the success you've gained.

    Zach
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  • Profile picture of the author ToniMaltano
    My buddy is getting himself the Mercedes CL 63 AMG. What a beast this car is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Axel.jr
    Oh man, may be i can buy that car next year (or just a dream )
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  • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
    I agree with Daniel.

    There's a difference between living below your means, above your means, and within your means.

    I think what most people are talking negatively towards are those who make Porsche money but drive a Lamborghini purely for show.

    If you're making Lamborghini money and choose to drive a nice car like a Porsche, or even a Lamborghini then there's absolutely wrong with it.

    As long as you recognize that possessions alone won't make you happy.

    Zach
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi Zach,

      I, like always, agree with ex rat however sometimes it is important to show your wealth. Meeting with tax attorneys for the first time, being younger, and being taken seriously is at time very hard.
      Sometimes you need to flaunt your money to be taken seriously.

      But to add to exrat everyone should pick up 'the millionaire mindset' or something like that. (I'll figure it out later.)
      Obviously, my earlier post was confusing and unclear. Apologies to everyone for that.

      Sorry Zach, but that's not what I was saying - quite the opposite in fact.

      Hi Daniel,

      I didn't say anything about "Flaunting wealth".
      You said -

      But many times I hear broke people say (Usually to hate)
      things like "Real rich people don't flaunt their money".
      I'm presuming that in this instance, we can assume that 'wealth' and 'money' are the same thing?

      If so, then that is where you said it.

      ...............

      There seems to be a recurring theme going on with my participation here at this forum.

      Every time I have to keep going back and digging out quotes to prove that people said what they said, and every time I have to deal with people taking stuff out of context, making incorrect assumptions and blanket statements - it seems to turn out that they are young males - usually teenagers or early twenties.

      Zach summed it up perfectly in the other thread and I shall take his advice. Happy holidays!
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel E Taylor
        Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

        Hi Zach,

        Obviously, my earlier post was confusing and unclear. Apologies to everyone for that.

        Sorry Zach, but that's not what I was saying - quite the opposite in fact.

        Hi Daniel,

        You said -

        I'm presuming that in this instance, we can assume that 'wealth' and 'money' are the same thing?

        If so, then that is where you said it.

        ...............

        There seems to be a recurring theme going on with my participation here at this forum.

        Every time I have to keep going back and digging out quotes to prove that people said what they said, and every time I have to deal with people taking stuff out of context, making incorrect assumptions and blanket statements - it seems to turn out that they are young males - usually teenagers or early twenties.

        Zach summed it up perfectly in the other thread and I shall take his advice. Happy holidays!
        You are the one taking it out of context.

        Again if you read my post as I stated I didn't say anything
        about rich people are flaunting their wealth.

        Again if you read the post I thought it was clear (Which it may
        not have been)

        That when a rich person has luxury items many times
        I hear people who don't have as much money

        ACCUSE THEM OF FLAUNTING THEIR MONEY.

        Just look at michael motley's post if you need an example.

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  • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
    I agree - although we have different view points.

    I see every year friends graduate and they go on to do nothing, they become drug dealers, used car salesmen. They amount, financially, to nothing when that is all they're after.

    When I bought a nice car my intention was never to flaunt it, to brag about it, etc. I work very hard for my money, I gave up a lot to get to where I am - including friends, I bought the car as a gift to myself not to fill a void but to enjoy the luxury of a nice car on the highway.

    I don't drive by the homes of old friends, I don't rub it in. If they took the time, and got on the grind, to do something with their lives like they want to I'd expect them to get something nice. (That's within there means.)

    But maybe a car isn't a great example.

    I bought a ski-doo last weekend for one reason and one reason only. Because I enjoy riding them and it's a great getaway to just think, whether about business or personal things. Is that still flaunting my wealth while I'm riding through the backwoods where no one can see me?

    Or is it flaunting when I go out with friends riding because I bought a new ski-doo - not an older model?

    I'm curious as to what you'd spend your money on - assuming you had millions in the bank? Would you not send your kid(s) to Yale or Harvard if they were smart enough and you had the money? Or would that be flaunting considering most people in his/her class aren't going on to do anything.

    What's the good of money if you die tomorrow?

    Zach
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
      Originally Posted by Zach Booker View Post

      I agree - although we have different view points.

      I see every year friends graduate and they go on to do nothing, they become drug dealers, used car salesmen. They amount, financially, to nothing when that is all they're after.

      When I bought a nice car my intention was never to flaunt it, to brag about it, etc. I work very hard for my money, I gave up a lot to get to where I am - including friends, I bought the car as a gift to myself not to fill a void but to enjoy the luxury of a nice car on the highway.
      But there's no better motivation then getting into a car that some people really wish they could have.



      I don't drive by the homes of old friends, I don't rub it in. If they took the time, and got on the grind, to do something with their lives like they want to I'd expect them to get something nice. (That's within there means.)

      But maybe a car isn't a great example.

      I bought a ski-doo last weekend for one reason and one reason only. Because I enjoy riding them and it's a great getaway to just think, whether about business or personal things. Is that still flaunting my wealth while I'm riding through the backwoods where no one can see me?

      Or is it flaunting when I go out with friends riding because I bought a new ski-doo - not an older model?
      I dont know what ski-doos are where you live, but a ski-doo here is a wetbike. I'm guessing you're probably talking about a atv. And in that case, it would kind of depend on the atv. Granted by itself its a flashy toy, but even with that there is a difference between an atv that is beat up, but runs fine and is loaded in the back of a truck to go out and beat around the wood, and an atv that is optioned out, towed on a trailer thats worth more than some people's car.

      I'm curious as to what you'd spend your money on - assuming you had millions in the bank? Would you not send your kid(s) to Yale or Harvard if they were smart enough and you had the money? Or would that be flaunting considering most people in his/her class aren't going on to do anything.

      What's the good of money if you die tomorrow?

      Zach
      Entrance into yale or harvard isnt based just on money and spending money on a top level education isnt the same thing as buying a flashy car.

      This isnt really directed necessarily at you, but i think that illustrates the way a lot of people think. Many think that spending a sizeable chunk on something like an education is the same thing as buying an expensive car or an expensive home or an expensive piece of jewelery. It's not. A quality education enriches your life, not your image. It does so forever, not until something better comes out.

      What would I spend it on? I really dont know. Probalby live comfortably but not flashy. Here's the thing about living a flashy lifestyle. The more attention you try to draw through yourself with what you own, the more attention you'll get from those that want what you have. Thats cool and maybe it makes you feel good to be envied, but that feeling will probably only last until someone actually kicks your door in to take what you have. People with lots of money dont hire security because they just want to feel good about employing a few more people.
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    lol nice car
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  • Profile picture of the author secretjustin
    I know this is all about cars but .... I perfer to take the train or my Toyota BB at the moment.

    In the near future I'm hoping to work with Richard Branson and build a private modular space-jet/shuttle if you will, to assist me in my journey to my 2nd home planet... I hope to layout a new technology on earth that is based on time/space compression (Similar to creating a wave and riding that same wave) to get me from one part of the outer breaches to another in seemingly impossible "earth" time frames.

    Previously, I would have liked to move complete planets, but I don't feel that the effort would beneficial at this point in earths time. When I return back to Earth in 2187, I'll post a memo back to this forum about the trip.

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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Jackson
    I have a friend that is worth over 900 million. During the summer, he called and asked me to go car shopping with him. I thought oh yea, Adam's going to get a ride in something really hot. We went to 3 dealerships, and you know what he purchased.....wait for it..............................a Ford Escape. Nothing wrong with that, but I should have known better. There's nothing flashy about him. No exotic cars, big homes, bling bling, etc. I knew him a few years before I realized he was really wealthy. The guys always doing things for people; paying off bills, covering house payments, etc.

    I really admire this guy. He can have anything he wants, but is more concerned about people putting food on the table than fulfilling wealthy desires. A modern day version of Robin Hood. Most people around here have no idea how wealthy he is; but some are starting to catch on with all the good he does for folks.
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    • Profile picture of the author pappyy3
      Originally Posted by Adam Jackson View Post

      I have a friend that is worth over 900 million. During the summer, he called and asked me to go car shopping with him. I thought oh yea, Adam's going to get a ride in something really hot. We went to 3 dealerships, and you know what he purchased.....wait for it..............................a Ford Escape. Nothing wrong with that, but I should have known better. There's nothing flashy about him. No exotic cars, big homes, bling bling, etc. I knew him a few years before I realized he was really wealthy. The guys always doing things for people; paying off bills, covering house payments, etc.

      I really admire this guy. He can have anything he wants, but is more concerned about people putting food on the table than fulfilling wealthy desires. A modern day version of Robin Hood. Most people around here have no idea how wealthy he is; but some are starting to catch on with all the good he does for folks.
      That's a great story.

      I also met an elderley gentleman in Melbourne many years go. Really nice guy.

      He didn't own a car, and got around by walking or catching public transport. He lived on his own and didn't have any family.

      He passed away recently and we discovered that he owned almost every house in the street that he lived in!! (54 propertys all fully paid for).

      He left ALL his money to charity - amazing stuff
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  • Profile picture of the author mbenton
    I wouldn't purchase a Ferrari or any exotic. Too expensive to maintain them!
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    what agreat thread!!

    If I rocked up in a ferrari anybody that knew me would not be surprised as it always been a passion..... most woudl start looking to see if it was a real one....lol

    I drive fast flash cars for the adrenalin nothing else.... a ford galaxy would not give me teh same buzz as a elise or a porsche... and yes I do track days and no I dont abide by speed limits.

    cock extension or not i love fast cars!

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  • I have owned a few exotic cars and worked in the high-end automotive industry doing internet marketing for a variety of businesses.

    Personally, I'm a big American muscle fan and have always preferred my Cobras. I have smoked many Ferraris here in LA along with Porsches, Mercedes E63's, etc. I believe it all comes down to personal preference and the exotics are just too flashy for me.

    Aside from cars, internet marketing has provided me with a home, a successful business, new friends, and much more.

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  • Profile picture of the author amandafrei
    I would love to buy a fancy car and a fancy house.

    But even if I was making a lot of money, I would still think a lot
    about investing a lot of money in something like that.

    It would have to be a lot of money.

    Investing like $400k in a car is stupid, if you are making $1 million/year.

    Now if you have $500mi. That's a complete different story. You have money
    to spend, you could even burn money, if you wanted to.
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    I'll buy a super car coming soon, lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    Yes, I'm also a fan of nice cars. What people don't understand is that for some people, driving is not just a means of getting from point A to point B. For some its an experience, it is fun, it is exciting. For some its not, that is completely fine. Having a nice car for some people is flaunting, its showing off, for others it has nothing to do with that.

    I have a nice car and there is very few things I like doing more than drivin gin the back woods around my house on a nice day, winding around corners with windows down and roof open. Its fun, its an experience for me. It has nothing to do with how people look at me. In fact, quite the opposite, I always try and hide the fact that I have a nice car for that very reason, people judge you and normally not very good.

    The way I see it is that I spend I dunno say 1o hours per week behind the wheel. If I were driving a wreck that isn't fun to drive, that is essentially 10 hours of extra no fun for the week. Whereas if I'm driving my car, its fun, its an EXTRA 10 hours of fun for the week.

    But again, everybody can view cars differently but I think people are sometimes too closed-minded about how they view cars.


    I've been debating this last month about getting my dream car...it would be a boat load of fun but I don't want to be 'that guy'...ya know
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    • Profile picture of the author dakar
      Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

      Yes, I'm also a fan of nice cars. What people don't understand is that for some people, driving is not just a means of getting from point A to point B. For some its an experience, it is fun, it is exciting. For some its not, that is completely fine. Having a nice car for some people is flaunting, its showing off, for others it has nothing to do with that.

      I have a nice car and there is very few things I like doing more than drivin gin the back woods around my house on a nice day, winding around corners with windows down and roof open. Its fun, its an experience for me. It has nothing to do with how people look at me. In fact, quite the opposite, I always try and hide the fact that I have a nice car for that very reason, people judge you and normally not very good.

      The way I see it is that I spend I dunno say 1o hours per week behind the wheel. If I were driving a wreck that isn't fun to drive, that is essentially 10 hours of extra no fun for the week. Whereas if I'm driving my car, its fun, its an EXTRA 10 hours of fun for the week.

      But again, everybody can view cars differently but I think people are sometimes too closed-minded about how they view cars.


      I've been debating this last month about getting my dream car...it would be a boat load of fun but I don't want to be 'that guy'...ya know
      Good answer. So did you end up buying your dream car?
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  • Profile picture of the author GforceSage
    Did you notice the date of his post? It was 40 months ago. I only found this thread because you bumped it.
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    • Profile picture of the author dakar
      Originally Posted by GforceSage View Post

      Did you notice the date of his post? It was 40 months ago. I only found this thread because you bumped it.
      Haha. I did notice. Thanks. I thought it would be a good time to ask and see if he ever went ahead with his dream to buy an exotic car!
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Has any warrior purchased ferrari
    No but I used to do a guy that had one. Does that count? :rolleyes:
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