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Old 01-08-2019, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Tennis & Golf Nut View Post
Not true.

I'm in marketing and the Facts say 20% don't shop price only for Every product you can think of. And 20% only shop by lowest price.

Even the poorest person at Walmart doesn't shop price if he is in the 20% that look at other issues.
Sounds like you should know. Interesting fact!
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by DezísC7 View Post
I have a life. And a Porsche and a Corvette and a Volvo.
I'l raise you a Second Porsche, and a CTS V-sport!!!!!! I had to hire a "Shrink" just to help me get through the decision process every morning of what to drive.
.............But I was a Volvo mechanic "back in the day". Remember the P1800S? Now THAT was a fun sports car...and safe too! Those were the days....$4,100 bucks out the door. A/C was the big option and we put that in at the dealership. (P-Car options list is really off the wall)
PS: Some Folks on this forum are strange..... (need a life???)
However, I must confess that I do stop to view the C8 forum once a day just for laughs. It surely does help me through the work day, especially the last few days. Wheeew!
Keep going guys...I have about five minutes left on my afternoon break.
PPS: I really love my VY Z06, but I have grown to love my 911-50 more. Must be Old Age.
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:09 PM
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Of course, buying cars in anticipation that they will appreciate in value is like playing an individual stock. You can do your best analysis and make out like a bandit--or you can lose your shirt. The general principle is that cars are depreciating assets. Only rare cars appreciate. (Can you see where I'm going here?) Thus you indeed have got a better chance with a high level Porsche 911 variant--many fewer made--than with almost any Corvette--many more made. Exceptions would be cars like the Corvette split window coupe, many decades old and (unintentionally) made rare because GM eliminated the split after one model year. Did anyone think at the time that the SWC would be a gold mine? I'll bet not. Did anyone in 1996 think that the 911 Turbo would be golden? Maybe, but I doubt it.

Incidentally, looking at the stock market from 1996 to present, the Dow hit 6000 in October 1996. Early in 2018 it was at 26,000. (Today it's 23,531.) By that standard a stock market fund would have been a much better idea than a 911 turbo.
A fair statement. It would have been hard to predict the value increase in 911s twenty years ago. At the time Porsche was still recovering from nearly going out of business in the late 80s. And if I was picking a car that would go up in value from 1996, I likely have picked the Viper over the 911. Also, it doesn't make any sense to me at all that a 1996 911 and a 1996 Diablo sell for anywhere near the same price.




Actually, can we just rebadge this as the C8 and I'll buy four.

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Old 01-08-2019, 07:26 PM
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:32 PM
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If you are trying to argue that the Diablo is not a pretty car, you will find yourself in an extreme minority.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Atari_Prime View Post
If you are trying to argue that the Diablo is not a pretty car, you will find yourself in an extreme minority.
Maybe. I still think that car is butt-*** ugly. Lambos in general have never done anything for me.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr. ice View Post

Sounds like you should know. Interesting fact!
Take Gasoline for example.

20% will ONLY buy the cheapest gas in town. They will drive miles to save a few pennies.

20% (my Mother) will ONLY buy from Shell. Everyone knows Shell has the best Gas, LOL.

The other 60% will buy based upon what station is closest to their house, do they have a Dunkin Donuts attached, etc...
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:19 PM
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Atari_Prime View Post
If you are trying to argue that the Diablo is not a pretty car, you will find yourself in an extreme minority.
It's butt ugly. The details around the top and bottom side intakes are far too busy and it looks like a different design team styled the car from the windshield forward.

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Old 01-09-2019, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Atari_Prime View Post
If you are trying to argue that the Diablo is not a pretty car, you will find yourself in an extreme minority.
I'm in that minority as well. Has not aged well -- kinda like those side-straked '80's Testarossas...

Of course, I have not aged all that well from the 80's-90's either

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Old 01-09-2019, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by jcsperson View Post
Originally Posted by Atari_Prime View Post
If you are trying to argue that the Diablo is not a pretty car, you will find yourself in an extreme minority.
Originally Posted by jcsperson View Post
Maybe. I still think that car is butt-*** ugly. Lambos in general have never done anything for me.
Originally Posted by Zaro Tundov View Post
It's butt ugly. The details around the top and bottom side intakes are far too busy and it looks like a different design team styled the car from the windshield forward.
Different strokes for different folks... I happen to hate just about every pic I have ever seen of the Diablo, but absolutely love the way they look in person... sometimes 2D vs real life makes huge difference too...

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Old 01-09-2019, 01:40 PM
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I'm in the camp that perceives the Diablo to be Pontiac Aztec ugly.

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Old 01-09-2019, 02:05 PM
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I'm in the camp that perceives the Diablo to be Pontiac Aztec ugly.
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Foosh View Post
I'm in the camp that perceives the Diablo to be Pontiac Aztec ugly.
Originally Posted by ByByBMW View Post
lol... maybe it's us who like the Diablo that are actually the minority...


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Old 01-11-2019, 01:39 PM
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I wanted (want) a Diablo exactly like the one below...and I wouldn't kick those TVRs out of bed either.

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Old 01-11-2019, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Foosh View Post
I'm in the camp that perceives the Diablo to be Pontiac Aztec ugly.
Well you bought a C7 so...not surprised.
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:31 PM
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I wanted (want) a Diablo exactly like the one below...and I wouldn't kick those TVRs out of bed either.

Actually I don't like that one. Once the Diablo removed the pop-up headlights, it lost all of it's swagger.

Would love to have a TVR Sagaris, just about a perfect car.

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Old 01-13-2019, 11:56 AM
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Actually I don't like that one. Once the Diablo removed the pop-up headlights, it lost all of it's swagger.

Would love to have a TVR Sagaris, just about a perfect car.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:10 PM
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