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    Default Convince me to spend money: new car edition

    So Im in a situation where I need to either fix my current car or get myself something new. Im leaning towards getting something else but Im having a hard time making peace with buying something in this Covid car market. First off seeing car prices compared to 2020 and earlier, I keep flip flopping whether the prices might adjust back down any time soon or not, what are other peoples thoughts? Second off is it better to hang onto cash and be fearful of the economy or not? Interest rates seem to be way up on auto loans from their bottom, which sucks as I likely would want to finance something if I changed vehicles.

    On the flip side I am debt free, and have been told its my time to be selfish before we have a child, so that makes me feel a little bit better about sending it on something. Have been thinking about maybe a second gen CTS-V or something with a V10.

    WWBD? Downsize to one car (FRS) and hoard cash, spend a lot of money to fix and upgrade current daily driver car, or send it on a spicier ICE car for the next 3 or so years and hope the price of fuel and insurance dont skyrocket.

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    Prices aren't coming down anytime soon. Some new orders on nicer vehicles are already 12 months down the road. If you wait a year in the hopes prices come down your vehicle could be another 12 months away before it's available.

    I know most dealers are adding every add on in the book when a car hits their lot so if you pre order at least you'll be in control of all the rust coating or 3m type of upgrades that are cheaper to do elsewhere.

    If you don't splurge on yourself often why not treat yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwill View Post
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    Prices aren't coming down anytime soon. Some new orders on nicer vehicles are already 12 months down the road. If you wait a year in the hopes prices come down your vehicle could be another 12 months away before it's available.

    I know most dealers are adding every add on in the book when a car hits their lot so if you pre order at least you'll be in control of all the rust coating or 3m type of upgrades that are cheaper to do elsewhere.

    If you don't splurge on yourself often why not treat yourself.
    I’d be buying used almost certainly but yes I’ve heard a lot about things spiralling out of control for deliveries. I did downsize all my vehicles (C5Z, Duramax, Car Hauler, CTS-V and Mini) in the last year and a half prepping to buy a house (done) get engaged (done) and get married (paid for but not done) so it would be nice to be a bit selfish for a bit.

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    I think if there was something you wanted enough to part with your money for your would have done it already.

    So my vote is buy nothing until you feel more strongly about what you want.
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    Manual bare bones ZL1 with no options, should be finished early summer if you order now. 650hp S/C V8s will be rare in the future in this climate emergency world. Let the plebs plug in their appliances while you roll on 91oct and glorious noises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jutes View Post
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    Manual bare bones ZL1 with no options, should be finished early summer if you order now. 650hp S/C V8s will be rare in the future in this climate emergency world. Let the plebs plug in their appliances while you roll on 91oct and glorious noises.
    A little bit more than I can afford, I’d stick to $40 maybe 50k max budget.

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    I am not a big fan of Cadillac, but, the CTS-V Wagon always catches my eye. No idea what the market is like on them right now, so maybe more than you are willing to spend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spikerS View Post
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    I am not a big fan of Cadillac, but, the CTS-V Wagon always catches my eye. No idea what the market is like on them right now, so maybe more than you are willing to spend.
    Unfortunately they are hard to find and very pricey now, I’d be going for a sedan but I’m also not really set on one, I’m really open to options. I also considered a C6Z (second sports car, probably not needed), Lexus ISF, Golf R, 996.

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    Invest your cash and make it swell. Don’t be like those bums with fancy new cars and ford trucks and still renting.

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    This is my kinda thread.

    Make it rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2020 View Post
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    Invest your cash and make it swell. Don’t be like those bums with fancy new cars and ford trucks and still renting.
    I doubt the crowd here (at least not regular posters) are like that. Those are teenie bopper days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    I doubt the crowd here (at least not regular posters) are like that. Those are teenie bopper days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    I think if there was something you wanted enough to part with your money for your would have done it already.

    So my vote is buy nothing until you feel more strongly about what you want.
    You can take this bullshit mature advice and GTFO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2020 View Post
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    Invest your cash and make it swell. Don’t be like those bums with fancy new cars and ford trucks and still renting.
    Ford trucks are fancy now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    I think if there was something you wanted enough to part with your money for your would have done it already.

    So my vote is buy nothing until you feel more strongly about what you want.
    I think it’s more the fact that nothing really feels like a deal anymore and that’s what’s making me hesitate, but if this is the new norm I can’t do anything about it.

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    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/...utm_source=sms

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    Make it rain!!!

    Edit: No it’s not a Trackhawk
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    I like neat cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90_Shelby View Post
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    Yolo
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    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/...2833?undefined

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90_Shelby View Post
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    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/...utm_source=sms

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    Make it rain!!!

    Edit: No it’s not a Trackhawk
    Unfortunately black and those wheels ruin it for me, there’s a silver auto one on Kijiji I’m more interested in.

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    Big power and a manual are the pluses on the one above. Stock wheels come up every once and awhile on Kijiji but I hear you on black, it’s a pain in the ass.

    The thunder grey one for $45k in Dead Man’s Flats would be my second choice. Clean, stock, a great color and low km.
    I like neat cars.

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    hell yeah to a CTSV. Miss my '09 auto on the regular. That shit was seriously fun

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