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Cotton
Cotton Dork
3/20/12 10:56 a.m.
DILYSI Dave wrote: On a side note, how do you buy a fun car and only drive it 1000 miles a year?

Have a lot of cars. I have several cars and most of the interesting ones see less than 1k miles per year. Our daily drivers rack up the miles fast but the other cars, for the most part, are only taken out in nice weather for fun. Multiply that 1k mile estimate by 10 cars or so, then look at the fact that you're only taking them out for pleasure drives in good weather, then add that you don't have a lot of free time, and it actually becomes difficult to put the miles on them.

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave MegaDork
3/20/12 12:33 p.m.
Cotton wrote:
DILYSI Dave wrote: On a side note, how do you buy a fun car and only drive it 1000 miles a year?

Have a lot of cars. I have several cars and most of the interesting ones see less than 1k miles per year. Our daily drivers rack up the miles fast but the other cars, for the most part, are only taken out in nice weather for fun. Multiply that 1k mile estimate by 10 cars or so, then look at the fact that you're only taking them out for pleasure drives in good weather, then add that you don't have a lot of free time, and it actually becomes difficult to put the miles on them.

Racecar, I get it. Broken car, I get it. Fun car, I don't get.

mndsm
mndsm UberDork
3/20/12 12:38 p.m.
Appleseed wrote:
DILYSI Dave wrote: On a side note, how do you buy a fun car and only drive it 1000 miles a year?

That's 4,000 trips down the dragstrip.

only 2000. Gotta drive it back to the start line to go again.

Cotton
Cotton Dork
3/20/12 12:57 p.m.
DILYSI Dave wrote:
Cotton wrote:
DILYSI Dave wrote: On a side note, how do you buy a fun car and only drive it 1000 miles a year?

Have a lot of cars. I have several cars and most of the interesting ones see less than 1k miles per year. Our daily drivers rack up the miles fast but the other cars, for the most part, are only taken out in nice weather for fun. Multiply that 1k mile estimate by 10 cars or so, then look at the fact that you're only taking them out for pleasure drives in good weather, then add that you don't have a lot of free time, and it actually becomes difficult to put the miles on them.

Racecar, I get it. Broken car, I get it. Fun car, I don't get.

In your mind how many miles should a "fun car" accumulate in a year? All of our cars, minus our DD (which I would also consider a "fun car") sit in our garage waiting to be driven. With around 10 fun cars, plus a few motorcycles, (not race cars or broken cars) it can take some effort to rack up the miles. Unfortunatley most of my time now is spent maintaing, upgrading, repairing and much less time driving. I'm debating selling a couple, so I can have a little more time to enjoy them. The problem with that is I'm a car whore, so would more than likely use the money form the sale to turn around and buy another car or bike.

Ian F
Ian F UltraDork
3/20/12 1:18 p.m.

In reply to Cotton:

Exactly. Our "fun car" driving now gets spread out over 5 vehicles. My E30 didn't even get driven at all last year, although I'm planning to change that this year by running a full auto-x season (11 events). My truck only gets a couple of thousand or so since I only drive it when I need to haul something big or dirty that I don't want to put into the back of my wagon.

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker UltimaDork
3/20/12 1:19 p.m.
Racer1ab wrote:
FlightService wrote: 2007 Mustang GT for $21,800 Am I the only one who thinks he is hitting the wacky weed on this one?

"Yes dear, I did put the Mustang up for sale."

Bingo. I have offered my 911 this way twice. No takers.

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave MegaDork
3/20/12 1:35 p.m.
Cotton wrote:
DILYSI Dave wrote:
Cotton wrote:
DILYSI Dave wrote: On a side note, how do you buy a fun car and only drive it 1000 miles a year?

Have a lot of cars. I have several cars and most of the interesting ones see less than 1k miles per year. Our daily drivers rack up the miles fast but the other cars, for the most part, are only taken out in nice weather for fun. Multiply that 1k mile estimate by 10 cars or so, then look at the fact that you're only taking them out for pleasure drives in good weather, then add that you don't have a lot of free time, and it actually becomes difficult to put the miles on them.

Racecar, I get it. Broken car, I get it. Fun car, I don't get.

In your mind how many miles should a "fun car" accumulate in a year? All of our cars, minus our DD (which I would also consider a "fun car") sit in our garage waiting to be driven. With around 10 fun cars, plus a few motorcycles, (not race cars or broken cars) it can take some effort to rack up the miles. Unfortunatley most of my time now is spent maintaing, upgrading, repairing and much less time driving. I'm debating selling a couple, so I can have a little more time to enjoy them. The problem with that is I'm a car whore, so would more than likely use the money form the sale to turn around and buy another car or bike.

5,000 maybe?

I guess part of the shock is also that it's new. I have a fun car that only gets a few thousand miles a year. It's a Jeep that cost me $3500. The top hasn't been put up in 3 years. It gets driven on Jeep days. In this case though, someone dropped $30k, and get far less use than my Jeep that isn't weatherproof.

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