What color should my new car have?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cheezdoodles, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. Davros

    Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    15,456
    Likes Received:
    2,643
    How about something a little more individual 4wd too i beleive
    [​IMG]
     
  2. NVNDA

    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2004
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    3
    1 vote for Blue!
     
  3. Suflex

    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2006
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Egypt
    I see you don't like Audi -and generally I share your opinion- but the new RS6 sounds perfect for your needs, and I'm sure with 570 HP it will devour the Porche any time any day.
     
  4. Basic

    Regular

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2002
    Messages:
    846
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Linköping, Sweden
    All friends around here that I've heard any opinion from about colours on cars say that white is for poor bastards that can't afford other paint. That's such a well rooted opinion that it doesn't matter if the paint is some fancy variant of white that costs just as much as the other options.

    I vote for blue, red as second.
     
  5. Simon F

    Simon F Tea maker
    Moderator Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2002
    Messages:
    4,560
    Likes Received:
    157
    Location:
    In the Island of Sodor, where the steam trains lie
    Dare you to move to a hot country and have a dark car.:razz:
     
  6. Arwin

    Arwin Now Officially a Top 10 Poster
    Moderator Legend

    Joined:
    May 17, 2006
    Messages:
    17,800
    Likes Received:
    1,333
    Location:
    Maastricht, The Netherlands
    I don't think you'd want to know. ;) (It's a lease, for work, by the way.)

    My mom lives in Cartagena, near Huelva. It's lovely there! Funnily enough, my aunt / her sister lives in Minnesund, Norway. ;) So I guess we sometimes hang out in similar places. ;)
     
  7. Blazkowicz

    Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2004
    Messages:
    5,607
    Likes Received:
    256
    what's the use of a fast and inefficient luxury car?
    I'd say rich people should have a responsibility in not buying such inane shit.

    the yellow one looks great though :)
     
  8. Cheezdoodles

    Veteran

    Joined:
    May 24, 2006
    Messages:
    3,930
    Likes Received:
    24
    The main use is looking good when i pull up to uni :D

    And hey, im trading in my Merc for this, which is a environmental catastrophe by itself compared to this car, im doing everybody a favor :p (And for the record i am not rich)

    Anyways, back from the Porsche Dealer. They didn't let me test drive any Carrera 4s (the two they had avaliable where deep inside the store), took a Targa 4S out for a spin, slower than my merc, tad worse ride comfort aswell, but i liked it.

    The Carrera 4s they had in store was black, and i absolutely loved how it looked, didn't like the blue color (saw it on a 997 Boxter) so much in person, red one looked nice. Black and silver is their most popular colors, so might just get a red one.

    Hard choice :)
     
  9. RussSchultz

    RussSchultz Professional Malcontent
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    Messages:
    2,855
    Likes Received:
    55
    Location:
    HTTP 404
    I beg to differ. If you're in university, and can afford a $200kUSD car, then you are "rich".
     
  10. tongue_of_colicab

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Messages:
    3,532
    Likes Received:
    723
    Location:
    Japan
    Maybe the others all come to uni with their private choppers? than a Porsche is a bit cheap indeed.

    And im already worried how im gonna pay for the 2k year long train ticket when I go to uni :')
     
  11. BlackAngus

    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2003
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    15
    The Carrera 4s starts at around 89k USD. So he's only kind of rich. =P

    Why not get a subaru AWD for the winter and a lotus Exige for the non snowy days? =) The exige is a fun little ride, Im trying not to buy one myself.
     
  12. DuckThor Evil

    DuckThor Evil Anas platyrhynchos
    Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    5,828
    Likes Received:
    838
    Location:
    Finland
    Ostepop lives in Norway... where Carrera 4s costs 1450000 norwegian money, which is about 251k$, Targa 4s is 260k$, so I would say he is fairly rich for a university student or he has a access to somebody else who is rich. Cars are very expensive in Norway and although Norway is quite a rich country you still don't see new 911's there in every street corner:)

    Lol I hope someday I have similar problems as Ostepop has. Audi's rule BTW. so I'll go budget on you. the new S5 would be sweet in pretty much any colour.
     
  13. Farid

    Farid Artist formely known as Vysez
    Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2004
    Messages:
    3,844
    Likes Received:
    108
    Location:
    Paris, France
    Looks like a car from Ridge Racer...

    And all the colours presented look good, so it's really a matter of deciding quick and go with it.

    By the way, did you patent your internet TCP/IP-based stabing system to be able to afford Porshes? :twisted:
     
  14. musictime

    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2007
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey I think blue is a good choice. :cool:
     
  15. Nite_Hawk

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2002
    Messages:
    1,202
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Man, you guys have different ideas about what "rich" means. My wife and I were happy we could afford to buy a new Hyundai instead of having to get another used car.

    Nite_Hawk
     
  16. Davros

    Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    15,456
    Likes Received:
    2,643
    yes lots of poor people drive mercs
    Im so poor I drive 2 :D
     
  17. BlackAngus

    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2003
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    15
    Wow!!!! ok Ill then eat my words and put him in the mega rich category. Whats the average norwiegan make?
    Thats some serious cash for a porsche 911.
     
  18. Zaphod

    Zaphod Remember
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2003
    Messages:
    2,212
    Likes Received:
    113
    The average isn't all that interresting, IMO, but a normal starting salary for a university graduate (MA or sought after BA) is in the neighborhood of $60-80K. Perhaps more for sought after specializations in the hard sciences or economics. A high normal wage, discounting other financial incentives like options and commissions, is double that.

    Job security is good and real estate prices likewise, so it's not too hard to borrow money at reasonable rates, though. Due to the Norwegian taxation system, resale value for high-end cars is pretty good as well. If a well educated young person with some additional collateral (like say an inherited flat) wanted to, he/she could probably afford to drive a Porsche without necessarily being 'rich'. However, that would be more of a lifestyle choice than the normal thing to do.

    Edit: Oh, and get the blue one.
     
    #38 Zaphod, Sep 11, 2007
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 11, 2007
  19. Cheezdoodles

    Veteran

    Joined:
    May 24, 2006
    Messages:
    3,930
    Likes Received:
    24
    My Merc CLK 500 Kleeman ("Stage 2") has a trade in value at porsche for $140k. A deal i today said yes to without hesitation, as i cannot imagine its a easy car to sell.

    To the "rich" comments: i would not look at myself as rich. Im lucky and spoiled (CLK was a gift), and i live in one of my dads flats for free, got a very decent paying part time job, so no expenses except for food, clothes and drinks, and i've had most of my savings has been played on the stockmarket. Even with a simple OSX-index fond the market has been brilliant and during the last 3-4 years the Oslo Stock Exchange index has seen a 270% raise.

    Anyways, back on topic:

    Signed a contract on a black 2008 (ive allways wondered why the models are 1 year ahead of what they really are if you buy a car in the fall) Porsche Carrera 4s today. Kinda sad about the delivery time thought, 3 months.

    Imo, the black one looked better than anything else in real life.
     
  20. Davros

    Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    15,456
    Likes Received:
    2,643
    Right now my current worth is 16pence :(
    i need a rich woman

    You dont happen to be a hot woman do you Ostepop ;)
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Beyond3D has been around for over a decade and prides itself on being the best place on the web for in-depth, technically-driven discussion and analysis of 3D graphics hardware. If you love pixels and transistors, you've come to the right place!

    Beyond3D is proudly published by GPU Tools Ltd.
Loading...