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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #650 on: March 29, 2017, 07:51:19 AM »
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #651 on: March 29, 2017, 07:56:46 AM »
Right now it's freedom, which doesn't sound all that stupid.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #652 on: March 29, 2017, 10:06:50 AM »
A job where I don't have to work for people I dislike or people who lie but that's probably impossible, and I work in an area where I can rent a 3 bed 2 bath house for $450 a month, so I really shouldn't be complaining.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #653 on: March 29, 2017, 10:42:51 AM »
Just to help you feel a bit better, I'm renting a 3 bedroom 1 bath house for $1500 a month and it's a screaming good deal. Only because my friend owns it. It should be priced at $2000 a month, if not more. Even though it's tiny and old. We're here for the good schools.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #654 on: March 29, 2017, 10:52:32 AM »
A job where I don't have to work for people I dislike or people who lie but that's probably impossible, and I work in an area where I can rent a 3 bed 2 bath house for $450 a month, so I really shouldn't be complaining.

Wow that's cheap ! Looking on Zillow confirms how cheap it is there. My fiancÚ has family in durham (spelling correct? - too lazy to google). Compared to Colorado it is insane how cheap housing costs are there (or most of the south for that matter). Possibly a FIRE relocation to NC or SC is in order...

Also what I'm currently lusting after (it's new, has hit no where near it's bottom depreciation level yet). So dumb to buy one right now but man I sure would love one !

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #655 on: March 29, 2017, 12:07:04 PM »
At the moment, a nice dual bevel sliding mitre saw. I have a bunch of landscaping work to do this summer which includes building raised garden planters, finishing a fence & gates. some deck additions, etc. I do realize I could rent one for a few days each time and it would most likely be cheaper than buying one for $250-$500 but the convenience of having my own is the allure. I have a garage and the space to store it so that's not a problem but i'm just having a hard to justifying the cost when I am very much a beginner DIY'er.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #656 on: March 29, 2017, 01:50:16 PM »
A job where I don't have to work for people I dislike or people who lie but that's probably impossible, and I work in an area where I can rent a 3 bed 2 bath house for $450 a month, so I really shouldn't be complaining.

Damn.  I pay $900/mo to share a 2br apartment.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #657 on: March 29, 2017, 03:18:17 PM »
At the moment, a nice dual bevel sliding mitre saw. I have a bunch of landscaping work to do this summer which includes building raised garden planters, finishing a fence & gates. some deck additions, etc. I do realize I could rent one for a few days each time and it would most likely be cheaper than buying one for $250-$500 but the convenience of having my own is the allure. I have a garage and the space to store it so that's not a problem but i'm just having a hard to justifying the cost when I am very much a beginner DIY'er.

why don't you get a single bevel non-sliding saw?
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #658 on: March 29, 2017, 03:22:52 PM »
At the moment, a nice dual bevel sliding mitre saw. I have a bunch of landscaping work to do this summer which includes building raised garden planters, finishing a fence & gates. some deck additions, etc. I do realize I could rent one for a few days each time and it would most likely be cheaper than buying one for $250-$500 but the convenience of having my own is the allure. I have a garage and the space to store it so that's not a problem but i'm just having a hard to justifying the cost when I am very much a beginner DIY'er.

why don't you get a single bevel non-sliding saw?

Definitely an option. Since it was the "lusting after" thread and not the "What am I most likely to buy" thread I mentioned the better saw as it really is the one I would like. However I know it's most likely not the one I need.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #659 on: March 29, 2017, 03:47:05 PM »
No one said Ryzen? I haven't been this excited about a CPU launch since Athlon days. I absolutely do not need another new computer but I still want one!
They do look pretty great, but they still don't top an i7 7700K if what you're running doesn't thread well with the extra cores.  I just built my GF a new Photoshop machine with a 7700K, pulling the trigger after Ryzen v. Kaby Lake for Photoshop benchmarks came out.

Still, competition is welcome.  AMD hasn't been ahead in any real capacity since the pre-Conroe glory days, and Intel has been lazier the past few years as a result.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #660 on: March 30, 2017, 04:06:55 PM »
A $250 kettle that heats the water to exactly the temperature I want. (I drink a lot of green tea.) At the moment I put a little bit of cold water in first. It works just fine. But I want that kettle soooooo much.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #661 on: March 31, 2017, 07:47:49 AM »
A job where I don't have to work for people I dislike or people who lie but that's probably impossible, and I work in an area where I can rent a 3 bed 2 bath house for $450 a month, so I really shouldn't be complaining.

Wow that's cheap ! Looking on Zillow confirms how cheap it is there. My fiancÚ has family in durham (spelling correct? - too lazy to google). Compared to Colorado it is insane how cheap housing costs are there (or most of the south for that matter). Possibly a FIRE relocation to NC or SC is in order...

Also what I'm currently lusting after (it's new, has hit no where near it's bottom depreciation level yet). So dumb to buy one right now but man I sure would love one !


Ooh, I do like the new ND miata too.  That RF model...

As for Zillow, you've got to be careful when checking out Durham on the internet.  Its got a lot of random really bad parts spread throughout the city.  Unlike a lot of college towns, the Duke students tend to live in walled fortress-like $2000/month apartment buildings instead of renting houses and bringing up the local rental market.  I'm also not certain that appreciation will really happen downtown, other than small pockets around the American Tobacco campus and the Bull's Stadium.  That housing market totally befuddles me, properties are either way overvalued or $45,000 and falling down. 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #662 on: March 31, 2017, 09:16:42 AM »
I have four sonos play 1 speakers, and I'm lusting after the playbase and subwoofer.  We have a $150 Vizio SoundBar 5.1 system from Costco - and it does the job nicely in our small living room.  I have no reason to buy them ($1500 for the pair), but boy do I want them!! 

[img]https://edge.alluremedia.com.au/m/g/2017/03/Sonos_PLAYBASE_HomeTheater_White.jpg[ /img]


side question - why isn't the image showing?  Am I doing it wrong?
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #663 on: March 31, 2017, 10:15:44 AM »
I have four sonos play 1 speakers, and I'm lusting after the playbase and subwoofer.  We have a $150 Vizio SoundBar 5.1 system from Costco - and it does the job nicely in our small living room.  I have no reason to buy them ($1500 for the pair), but boy do I want them!! 

https://edge.alluremedia.com.au/m/g/2017/03/Sonos_PLAYBASE_HomeTheater_White.jpg


side question - why isn't the image showing?  Am I doing it wrong?

There are much better sound systems you can build for $1,500.

To include an image you either need to put the url between [img] [ /img] tags or save it to your computer and then upload it as an attachment.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #664 on: March 31, 2017, 12:45:44 PM »
I want a new car.

I have a 2011. It's fine. There's nothing wrong with it. It's in great condition with low mileage. It's also red which is my favorite color, which is irrelevant but still awesome.

But new cars have heated steering wheels, and heated seats, and back up cameras, and remote start, and bluetooth capability, and all these fancy gadgets and dingdongs that I don't even understand. I'd love a Tesla. Admittedly I know nothing about it other than you just plug it in and go. But a coworker has it and it's awesome to look at lol.

I was listening to the radio and the DJ was explaining how he had to rent a car, and it came with a key, and he's had a keyless car for so long that he hardly remembered how to use it. I am not in the era of having a keyless car. How many cars come now with just a FOB?

Basically, I know next to nothing about cars except what shiny toys it might have, and the kid in me wants a new shiny toy, even though there's nothing wrong with the one I have already.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #665 on: March 31, 2017, 01:19:34 PM »
But new cars have heated steering wheels, and heated seats, and back up cameras, and remote start, and bluetooth capability, and all these fancy gadgets and dingdongs that I don't even understand.

All of those things can be added for less than one car payment would be for a new car, even if you pay someone to install them.

I got a heated seat for my car for $12. A bluetooth radio for $27. Heated steering wheels can be bought as well for under $20. Back-up cameras maybe $50-$100. Not sure about remote start but I've heard of people getting it for a couple hundred.

I'll keep driving my 2003 as long as I can add fancy electronics!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #666 on: March 31, 2017, 01:25:23 PM »
At the moment, a nice dual bevel sliding mitre saw. I have a bunch of landscaping work to do this summer which includes building raised garden planters, finishing a fence & gates. some deck additions, etc. I do realize I could rent one for a few days each time and it would most likely be cheaper than buying one for $250-$500 but the convenience of having my own is the allure. I have a garage and the space to store it so that's not a problem but i'm just having a hard to justifying the cost when I am very much a beginner DIY'er.

Not very mustachian of me......but Home Depot has a Ryobi on sale right now for $129  (usually $199).

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-15-Amp-10-in-Sliding-Miter-Saw-with-Laser-TSS102L/205216332?cm_mmc=CJ-_-4485850-_-10368321&AID=10368321&PID=4485850&SID=801bca62164711e7a5804e4a06c856cb0INT&cj=true

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #667 on: March 31, 2017, 02:25:18 PM »
I have four sonos play 1 speakers, and I'm lusting after the playbase and subwoofer.  We have a $150 Vizio SoundBar 5.1 system from Costco - and it does the job nicely in our small living room.  I have no reason to buy them ($1500 for the pair), but boy do I want them!! 

https://edge.alluremedia.com.au/m/g/2017/03/Sonos_PLAYBASE_HomeTheater_White.jpg


side question - why isn't the image showing?  Am I doing it wrong?

I tried that through modifying my post - still not showing.  Any help appreciated on this super important question of mine ;-)
There are much better sound systems you can build for $1,500.

To include an image you either need to put the url between [img] [ /img] tags or save it to your computer and then upload it as an attachment.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #668 on: March 31, 2017, 03:14:35 PM »
I have four sonos play 1 speakers, and I'm lusting after the playbase and subwoofer.  We have a $150 Vizio SoundBar 5.1 system from Costco - and it does the job nicely in our small living room.  I have no reason to buy them ($1500 for the pair), but boy do I want them!! 

https://edge.alluremedia.com.au/m/g/2017/03/Sonos_PLAYBASE_HomeTheater_White.jpg


side question - why isn't the image showing?  Am I doing it wrong?

There are much better sound systems you can build for $1,500.

To include an image you either need to put the url between [ img] [ /img] tags or save it to your computer and then upload it as an attachment.

I tried that through modifying my post - still not showing.  Any help appreciated on this super important question of mine ;-)

Remove the space between the [ and / in the second tag. I had put the space in there so it would display in my post.

As a side note, it's a pretty big (dimensions-wise) picture, so it might be more viewable if you attach it instead.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #669 on: April 02, 2017, 06:50:19 AM »
I've decided my old Tacoma can continue on indefinitely.   Now I'm lusting after a bike.


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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #670 on: April 03, 2017, 11:32:23 AM »
I've decided my old Tacoma can continue on indefinitely.   Now I'm lusting after a bike.

From an efficiency standpoint it's better than the Tacoma, but still not as good as:
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #671 on: April 04, 2017, 01:16:25 PM »
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #672 on: April 06, 2017, 08:37:02 AM »
  Now I'm lusting after a bike.

Same here.  I'm really lusting after a Harley CVO "Screaming Eagle" Street Glide but I have successfully fought off this urge for the last two years and plan to continue fighting it.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #673 on: April 06, 2017, 12:22:23 PM »
Wanting to get my hair colored. I used to be clearly a blonde. Now I'm a 'honey blonde' or, in some people's opinions, light brunette. The clash with my self perception is uncomfortable. But dying your hair signs you up for constant maintenance, and is a totally needless expense. Ughh.

Want to add an $800 rower to our home gym.
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« Reply #674 on: April 06, 2017, 11:30:48 PM »
Want to add an $800 rower to our home gym.

Any luck finding a used machine on Craigslist or similar? If you actually use the machine (added fitness to your life) and you were able to get it used/minimize costs, then this one doesn't actually seem that bad
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #675 on: April 06, 2017, 11:46:56 PM »
I want a newer sports car.  I need to rebuild the head on mine and I'm really tired of working on stuff.

But...I can't get anything that'll come close to touching my car unless I want to spend $25k or more, so I should just keep this one.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #676 on: April 07, 2017, 08:40:56 AM »
Want to add an $800 rower to our home gym.

Any luck finding a used machine on Craigslist or similar? If you actually use the machine (added fitness to your life) and you were able to get it used/minimize costs, then this one doesn't actually seem that bad

Absolutely none on CL. They're suuuuuper in demand right now. There was one used one we found, and it was listed for... drumroll please... $750. There are crappier ones you can get for cheaper, but they wouldn't stand up to DH's use.

We have plenty of fitness options. A rower would be fun, but is not needed.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #677 on: April 07, 2017, 09:05:52 AM »
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #678 on: April 07, 2017, 03:13:17 PM »
Good god. I'm lusting after a DIFFERENT pair of shoes, not the ones from last month. These are $385 shoes. What the what. I have issues.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #679 on: April 07, 2017, 04:00:59 PM »
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #680 on: April 08, 2017, 06:34:37 PM »
A Lynx grill.  I love the IR cooking, and they are just so smooth operating and pretty. 

It's hard to justify $6,000 for something I can do on a $200 grill though (well, I don't have IR cooking, but it really doesn't add that much you can't do other ways). 

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« Reply #681 on: April 08, 2017, 10:50:57 PM »
I've been contemplating buying a Dodge srt challenger hellcat. Been putting it of for a long time, but if I hit some major financial goals in the next few years, then it could be a reality. If I do end up buying it, it will be used with a warranty and discount, and will be at a point where it won't impact my FIRE date very much.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #682 on: April 09, 2017, 12:12:50 PM »
I really like the new 718 Porsche Boxster......a lot!  Even the most bare bones base model would suit me just fine, but it loses its appeal with the $57,400 price.



However, I already own the perfect mid-engined roadster that I bought seven years ago, back when it was turning ten years old.  Next to the Miata, it may be the most mustachian sportscar available.  I have only $8k into it, and outside of a set of tires, it has only required a $30 oxygen sensor, and it routinely returns 35 mpg overall.



Honestly, as much as I like the new Boxster, I would have a real hard time parting with the MR2, along with a large sum of cash (even used) just to own the Boxster.  I have a feeling that I would ultimately regret such a move, however, I cannot deny my lust for the 718.

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« Reply #683 on: April 09, 2017, 07:16:04 PM »
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« Reply #684 on: April 09, 2017, 09:05:02 PM »
I really like the new 718 Porsche Boxster......a lot!  Even the most bare bones base model would suit me just fine, but it loses its appeal with the $57,400 price.

However, I already own the perfect mid-engined roadster that I bought seven years ago, back when it was turning ten years old.  Next to the Miata, it may be the most mustachian sportscar available.  I have only $8k into it, and outside of a set of tires, it has only required a $30 oxygen sensor, and it routinely returns 35 mpg overall.

Honestly, as much as I like the new Boxster, I would have a real hard time parting with the MR2, along with a large sum of cash (even used) just to own the Boxster.  I have a feeling that I would ultimately regret such a move, however, I cannot deny my lust for the 718.

Average price of a 2000-2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder on Autotrader: $8.4k. Average price of a 2000-2005 Porsche Boxster: $13.4k. The prices do come down over time.

Any reason you prefer the 718 Boxster over the 2013-2016 Boxster? The older Boxster actually gets slightly better fuel economy.

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« Reply #685 on: April 09, 2017, 09:30:02 PM »
A ridiculous bike. 2 speed coaster brake full custom. Somewhere north of $4k. I'm actually happy the price is so high because it's well over the point where I'd actually try to rationalize it. :)


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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #686 on: April 10, 2017, 12:45:47 AM »
A scooter.

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« Reply #687 on: April 10, 2017, 02:34:13 AM »
Complete Highlander TV series on DVD.  I want to watch the show with my son.
They are available on YouTube. VHS quality so i would not watch it on a big screen tv but ok for laptop.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #688 on: April 10, 2017, 08:03:19 AM »
I really like the new 718 Porsche Boxster......a lot!

Porsche did me a favor, I no longer lust after a Boxster or Cayman since they went with the FI 4cyl.  The flat 6 was what made it special. 
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« Reply #689 on: April 10, 2017, 03:20:09 PM »
I really like the new 718 Porsche Boxster......a lot!  Even the most bare bones base model would suit me just fine, but it loses its appeal with the $57,400 price.

However, I already own the perfect mid-engined roadster that I bought seven years ago, back when it was turning ten years old.  Next to the Miata, it may be the most mustachian sportscar available.  I have only $8k into it, and outside of a set of tires, it has only required a $30 oxygen sensor, and it routinely returns 35 mpg overall.

Honestly, as much as I like the new Boxster, I would have a real hard time parting with the MR2, along with a large sum of cash (even used) just to own the Boxster.  I have a feeling that I would ultimately regret such a move, however, I cannot deny my lust for the 718.

Average price of a 2000-2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder on Autotrader: $8.4k. Average price of a 2000-2005 Porsche Boxster: $13.4k. The prices do come down over time.

Any reason you prefer the 718 Boxster over the 2013-2016 Boxster? The older Boxster actually gets slightly better fuel economy.

I really like the new 718 Porsche Boxster......a lot!

Porsche did me a favor, I no longer lust after a Boxster or Cayman since they went with the FI 4cyl.  The flat 6 was what made it special.

Count me in the opposite camp - I am really excited by the prospect of a turbo 4, as the test data seems to indicate that the car performs better in every measure!  I realize that I am in the minority in this opinion among Porsche-philes, but I has always wished for more torque out of the previous powerplants.  Hopefully these cars prove to be reliable and values fall at a faster rate due to soft demand, enabling me to acquire one several years out for 996 pricing!  :-)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #690 on: April 10, 2017, 03:22:23 PM »
I really like the new 718 Porsche Boxster......a lot!  Even the most bare bones base model would suit me just fine, but it loses its appeal with the $57,400 price.

However, I already own the perfect mid-engined roadster that I bought seven years ago, back when it was turning ten years old.  Next to the Miata, it may be the most mustachian sportscar available.  I have only $8k into it, and outside of a set of tires, it has only required a $30 oxygen sensor, and it routinely returns 35 mpg overall.

Honestly, as much as I like the new Boxster, I would have a real hard time parting with the MR2, along with a large sum of cash (even used) just to own the Boxster.  I have a feeling that I would ultimately regret such a move, however, I cannot deny my lust for the 718.

Average price of a 2000-2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder on Autotrader: $8.4k. Average price of a 2000-2005 Porsche Boxster: $13.4k. The prices do come down over time.

Any reason you prefer the 718 Boxster over the 2013-2016 Boxster? The older Boxster actually gets slightly better fuel economy.

I really like the new 718 Porsche Boxster......a lot!

Porsche did me a favor, I no longer lust after a Boxster or Cayman since they went with the FI 4cyl.  The flat 6 was what made it special.

Count me in the opposite camp - I am really excited by the prospect of a turbo 4, as the test data seems to indicate that the car performs better in every measure!  I realize that I am in the minority in this opinion among Porsche-philes, but I has always wished for more torque out of the previous powerplants.  Hopefully these cars prove to be reliable and values fall at a faster rate due to soft demand, enabling me to acquire one several years out for 996 pricing!  :-)

The 4cyl turbos seem to be big numbers over feel cars; they get better numbers but the sound, linearity, etc, is not nearly as good.  In this category, you're already taking a big performance hit buying a Boxster instead of something else (Corvette, Jag F-Type, etc) so IMO you might as well go for the one that feels/sounds the best. 

But I'll admit I've not driven the new flat fours, love the old 6s though.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #691 on: April 10, 2017, 04:02:19 PM »
I prefer the lightweight, mid-engined balance of the Boxster over the Corvette or F-Type.   Besides, the new Boxster S is capable of 11.9 in the 1/4 mile, which is just as fast as a Corvette Stingray.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2017-porsche-718-boxster-s-pdk-automatic-test-review

Also, with respect to feel, I find that I prefer the feel of much higher levels of torque at lower RPM over the NA cars, especially for street use.  The only thing they could have done to make the car more lust-worthy for me would have been to introduce it as a new lighter model slotted below the Boxster.  I definitely feel the additional 800 pounds over my MR2!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #692 on: April 12, 2017, 08:55:44 PM »
Since this thread is about stoopid, and I am a car guy also, I've been lusting after a Factory5 Type 65 coupe for several years now. They just redesigned the whole thing to reduce weight, improve chassis rigidity, better body fits...



And that ass...
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #693 on: April 13, 2017, 05:32:04 AM »
A glass pitcher that works with Brita filters.

$140 for the one I like.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #694 on: April 13, 2017, 06:08:23 AM »
I really want a new canon camera.  I currently have a 40D that I've had for close to 10 years now.  The 6D Mark II looks like it will be pretty amazing but this is just a hobby.  I can't get myself to part with the cash.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #695 on: April 13, 2017, 06:22:43 AM »
I really want a new canon camera.  I currently have a 40D that I've had for close to 10 years now.  The 6D Mark II looks like it will be pretty amazing but this is just a hobby.  I can't get myself to part with the cash.

Me too. I had a Canon 450D that I "outgrew" a while back and ended up selling it when I needed the money in school. The 450D came out around the same time as your 40D. I'm definitely glad I sold it, but I miss having a camera and taking pictures. I just can't justify buying another crop sensor camera since I know I'll feel limited, but I also can't justify dropping $1000+ on the 6D that I want. The 6D is the lightest and smallest full frame...ugh. It doesn't help that I'll be travelling in a couple months and for the first time I won't have a camera to bring. :(

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #696 on: April 13, 2017, 07:54:46 AM »
I've liked those since the original version, super cool car that is certainly gonna be a very pure/raw experience vs a lot of newer sports cars these days.

Since this thread is about stoopid, and I am a car guy also, I've been lusting after a Factory5 Type 65 coupe for several years now. They just redesigned the whole thing to reduce weight, improve chassis rigidity, better body fits...



And that ass...


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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #697 on: April 13, 2017, 08:08:31 AM »
I really want a new canon camera.  I currently have a 40D that I've had for close to 10 years now.  The 6D Mark II looks like it will be pretty amazing but this is just a hobby.  I can't get myself to part with the cash.

Me too. I had a Canon 450D that I "outgrew" a while back and ended up selling it when I needed the money in school. The 450D came out around the same time as your 40D. I'm definitely glad I sold it, but I miss having a camera and taking pictures. I just can't justify buying another crop sensor camera since I know I'll feel limited, but I also can't justify dropping $1000+ on the 6D that I want. The 6D is the lightest and smallest full frame...ugh. It doesn't help that I'll be travelling in a couple months and for the first time I won't have a camera to bring. :(
The 5D Mark II is getting a bit long in the tooth but is still a fantastic camera and full-frame for less than a grand these days.  My GF's Mark II survived 285,000 or so shutter actuations over ~2.5 years of professional use before it entered semi-retirement backup duty to make room for her 5D Mark IV last year.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #698 on: April 13, 2017, 08:24:44 AM »
I am an avid sailor and am lusting after a foiling moth. 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #699 on: April 13, 2017, 08:25:04 AM »
I really want a new canon camera.  I currently have a 40D that I've had for close to 10 years now.  The 6D Mark II looks like it will be pretty amazing but this is just a hobby.  I can't get myself to part with the cash.

Me too. I had a Canon 450D that I "outgrew" a while back and ended up selling it when I needed the money in school. The 450D came out around the same time as your 40D. I'm definitely glad I sold it, but I miss having a camera and taking pictures. I just can't justify buying another crop sensor camera since I know I'll feel limited, but I also can't justify dropping $1000+ on the 6D that I want. The 6D is the lightest and smallest full frame...ugh. It doesn't help that I'll be travelling in a couple months and for the first time I won't have a camera to bring. :(
The 5D Mark II is getting a bit long in the tooth but is still a fantastic camera and full-frame for less than a grand these days.  My GF's Mark II survived 285,000 or so shutter actuations over ~2.5 years of professional use before it entered semi-retirement backup duty to make room for her 5D Mark IV last year.

The 6D is 16% lighter than the 5D Mark II and can also be found for less than $1000. The lighter a camera is and the easier to carry around, the more I'll be willing to take it with me. My canon rebel was a pain to carry around and it was nearly HALF the weight of the Mark II. If I found a great deal on a Mark II I'd probably get it, but if they're close in price I'd much rather have the 6D.
Either camera would be well over $1000 after lenses and accessories...
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