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mrs sideways

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We finally have a Porsche SUV in our driveway!
« on: October 12, 2020, 07:22:10 PM »
Okay, it's our neighbor's. The city is repaving our street, and they blocked off street parking for blocks in every direction, so we offered up our spare driveway space.

But still, we look rich now!

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Re: We finally have a Porsche SUV in our driveway!
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2020, 08:11:10 PM »
A porsche/bmw is what I'd love to spend money on but likely never will.

Should take it for a drive :P

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Re: We finally have a Porsche SUV in our driveway!
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2020, 09:03:20 AM »
Okay, it's our neighbor's. The city is repaving our street, and they blocked off street parking for blocks in every direction, so we offered up our spare driveway space.

But still, we look rich now!

And that's what really matters, isn't it? ;)

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Re: We finally have a Porsche SUV in our driveway!
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2020, 01:11:53 PM »
Okay, it's our neighbor's. The city is repaving our street, and they blocked off street parking for blocks in every direction, so we offered up our spare driveway space.

But still, we look rich now!

And that's what really matters, isn't it? ;)

A new Mustachian side histle! Rent out your driveway to neighbours with fancy cars!

mrs sideways

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Re: We finally have a Porsche SUV in our driveway!
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2020, 03:45:54 PM »
Okay, it's our neighbor's. The city is repaving our street, and they blocked off street parking for blocks in every direction, so we offered up our spare driveway space.

But still, we look rich now!

And that's what really matters, isn't it? ;)

A new Mustachian side histle! Rent out your driveway to neighbours with fancy cars!

Ha! Or go 100% the other way and rent out expensive cars just to sit in driveways and make the home owners look wealthy.

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Re: We finally have a Porsche SUV in our driveway!
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2020, 03:50:27 PM »
Your neighbour typically parks this vehicle on the street?

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Re: We finally have a Porsche SUV in our driveway!
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 04:00:51 PM »
Your neighbour typically parks this vehicle on the street?
Their driveway is probably already filled with other luxury SUVs. Can't have just one, y'know!

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Re: We finally have a Porsche SUV in our driveway!
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2020, 06:40:47 PM »
If you were having an open house to try to sell your home, would it be a good investment to rent a couple fancy cars and park them in your neighbors' driveways? Hmmm...

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Re: We finally have a Porsche SUV in our driveway!
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2020, 07:45:11 PM »
If you were having an open house to try to sell your home, would it be a good investment to rent a couple fancy cars and park them in your neighbors' driveways? Hmmm...

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Re: We finally have a Porsche SUV in our driveway!
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2020, 01:47:44 PM »
Hey FWIW my coworker has a Porsche SUV. Used they are quite affordable. Like ~$15K.

Of course they consume alot of fuel and the maintenance is expensive if you utilize a dealer.

I rode in it - its nice.

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Re: We finally have a Porsche SUV in our driveway!
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2020, 03:07:32 PM »
Your neighbour typically parks this vehicle on the street?

Normally it's in their driveway, but they have two other cars and a trailer, which was somehow maneuvered onto their lawn. I honestly don't know why they parked their best car in our driveway, but probably because they drive the other cars more. (shrug)

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Re: We finally have a Porsche SUV in our driveway!
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2020, 08:29:09 PM »
Hey FWIW my coworker has a Porsche SUV. Used they are quite affordable. Like ~$15K.

Of course they consume alot of fuel and the maintenance is expensive if you utilize a dealer.

I rode in it - its nice.

Even if you do your own maintenance, the OEM parts are crazy expensive. Which is why no one uses OEM unless forced to.

Aftermarket parts are a little better.

Gas mileage: compared to other high end cars, the 911 does quite well.

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Re: We finally have a Porsche SUV in our driveway!
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2020, 10:57:21 AM »
I wouldn't recommend expensive cars to people who expect Hyundai/Toyota/Honda costs. Fine for us gearheads who do our own work.

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Re: We finally have a Porsche SUV in our driveway!
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2020, 06:41:17 PM »
I wouldn't recommend expensive cars to people who expect Hyundai/Toyota/Honda costs. Fine for us gearheads who do our own work.
Agree. I may pick up a 993 when I finally FIRE, but that is only because I can do a majority of the work myself (I used to wrench on Porsche/Mercedes). I'd really like a 356 (mom had one) but they are nosebleed pricey.

In the meantime I'll keep maintaining my Honda Fit myself. A shame it will never break down.

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Re: We finally have a Porsche SUV in our driveway!
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2020, 08:50:19 AM »
I still lust after a clean early 70s 911T. Doesn't need any body kit stuff nor a big engine. In some ways its a faster, refined aircooled Beetle. Beyond what I'm willing to spend on toy cars anymore.
If I'm dreaming big I might as well dream about a Tatra T87. They are only the price of a nice house around here. https://youtu.be/c2XyLgv-UQY

I'll stick with more realistic daydreams. 1930s Fords, aircooled Beetles and Corvairs, etc. Similar in price to a commuter car.

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Re: We finally have a Porsche SUV in our driveway!
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2020, 01:57:10 AM »
I wouldn't recommend expensive cars to people who expect Hyundai/Toyota/Honda costs. Fine for us gearheads who do our own work.

I used to have a client where the managing director was getting fed up of people asking if the Porsche 911 in the car park was his.  It actually belonged to one of the guys on the production line who had rebuilt it from a wreck using used parts.

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Re: We finally have a Porsche SUV in our driveway!
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2020, 07:13:05 AM »
If you were having an open house to try to sell your home, would it be a good investment to rent a couple fancy cars and park them in your neighbors' driveways? Hmmm...

Funny how this never seems necessary. People be buying these cars all over!

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Re: We finally have a Porsche SUV in our driveway!
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2020, 08:13:03 AM »
I wouldn't recommend expensive cars to people who expect Hyundai/Toyota/Honda costs. Fine for us gearheads who do our own work.

I used to have a client where the managing director was getting fed up of people asking if the Porsche 911 in the car park was his.  It actually belonged to one of the guys on the production line who had rebuilt it from a wreck using used parts.

I know someone who recently sold their highly efficient commuter vehicle for a large luxury brand vehicle. One of those people who tend to have a car payments continuously. When one car gets paid off its time to go car shopping whether they need to or not.

They are one of those people - until the efficient commuter vehicle - for whom everything breaks in expensive ways. I fully expect this used luxury vehicle will break in creative ways that their budget never even imagined. Nobody asked me so I have no IRL opinions. Only complimentary things to say. Sure is shiny!!!

Wonder if they've noticed that their MPG went from 40s to teens yet?

I really hope for the best for them. I like shiny cars too but not if my budget is already maxed.

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Re: We finally have a Porsche SUV in our driveway!
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2020, 06:53:02 AM »
A lot of frugal people seem like they're buying cars right now. Perhaps the car-sellers are being more aggressive than usual in offering discounts and they really are getting deals?

As for me, I like the "deal" of not driving an extra 35 miles a day to commute to work right now.