Most people who can afford those types of toys can do so because of smart investing. The reason lottery winners spend everything that they win is because they did nothing to earn that money therefore they don’t understand the importance of its value. When you save your hard earned money and "plan" your spending wisely you can then afford to buy anything you feel you want or feel you deserve. I'm by no means a wealthy person but that's how I purchase everything I want and deserve. As a matter of fact, that's exactly how I purchased my GTO.Even if I could afford it, I wouldn't buy it.
My brothers friends in Key Largo bought a $1mllion yacht in 07? Then found it was too big to use without help, so now they have it for sale for $420K!!! Yep, $580K of depreciation in 3 years!! And that's the asking price, not the sold price.. If I was that financially secure to be able to afford one, I would choose to make wise investments hopefully and not give away my success.. That's the same reason people win the lottery and end up broke in a year..
Seams like an agree to disagree moment...Most people who can afford those types of toys can do so because of smart investing. The reason lottery winners spend everything that they win is because they did nothing to earn that money therefore they don’t understand the importance of its value. When you save your hard earned money and "plan" your spending wisely you can then afford to buy anything you feel you want or feel you deserve. I'm by no means a wealthy person but that's how I purchase everything I want and deserve. As a matter of fact, that's exactly how I purchased my GTO.
I don’t think we're disagreeing. We're actually saying the same thing. As I see, I guess when most people spend money they probably feel that they're spending it wisely and really don’t care what anyone else thinks. I've been questioned on why I bought my GTO and my Maxima and I always say, "Because they're what I wanted and I could afford to". Do I want a C6 Z06? Hell yeah! Can I afford one, at this moment? Hell no! That's why I don't have one. Will I get questioned about why I spent my money on a Corvette when I do finally get one... probably but I still won't care what they think. I really don’t worry about how someone chooses to spend their cash. If they buy what they can afford then good for them. If they choose to live above their means then bad for them. It's really none of my business. :cheersSeams like an agree to disagree moment...
I have a $5, 50, 500 analogy.. What is $5 dollars to someone, is $50 to others as $500 is to someone else, as in value. That is why some richies spend $1000 on a t-shirt, while I try to find it on sale at WalMart as $10 is too much.
If someone has a billion, then a Veyron is a drop in the bucket. If I had $3 million, then the veyron would eat all my money and would be a bad buy. If I had to make payments, then I'm a MORON! Bill Gates is a Veyron guy.. I could be his detailer and take it to fill up! Boat people are the same way, only 1 person on the boat can afford it, the others are just posing..:cheers
I agree with you that it may have more R&D, but as for built to last years and years and do it day in and day out, I call bs. We're not talking about the difference between a Mercedes and a Kia. Both cars are built on the same premise, blistering speed when you want it. Forget the fact that hardly anything is made anymore to last an extended period of time in daily use. Name an exotic sports car that is built using the principles of daily driving reliability. These cars are all built with the understanding that they will eat parts on a regular basis because they are made to harness extreme performance, not reliability. They're made to be toys for the rich and famous. I agree that in most cases you get what you pay for in quality. However, with exotic sports cars, most of what you're paying for is prestige, not quality. I've been in a few Ferrari's and their year comparative counterpart Corvette's. Yes, there is a difference in feel and performance. But the Ferrari Testarossa (fastest road car of it's time) requires an engine rebuild every 20K miles at which point the engine has to be disassembled in pieces out of the back of the car to get to the transmission for service as well. I understand that current supercars are much more reliable than that and can be driven on a daily basis, but you're still gonna eat parts a lot faster in a supercar than an exotic sedan and you can't be lax at all on maintenance when your using that kind of performance. That's not even considering the fact that these cars are built to be driven hard. If you idle around everywhere with them, you will have yet more problems develop that will turn into more shop time.There is a reason why the Veyron cost so much, it has more R&D than car X and it was built to last years and years and do it day in and day out. It is more than just the speed its the quality too.
New ZR1 Corvette, exotic to me.Name an exotic sports car that is built using the principles of daily driving reliability. .
The vids don't work anymore.:lol:
You might can make a Bonneville race car that can keep up with it or beat it in a stright but to equal it not a chance.
Check out the videos I posted in post #7 not that easy of a task to do what this car can do alot of R&D went into this car.
Check out the vids in post #7 of that link they work. Set aside about 45-60mins some good stuff. They didn't cover everything I've read about the Veyron. What is surprising that VW don't make money on the car.The vids don't work anymore.
I still think it would be more fun to spend 8 years building your own shining example of speed, handling, quality, and reliability versus flaunting your extreme wealth by purchasing one of those. Great rides are built, not bought. :cheers
Them Caterham R500's can still flog a veyron pretty good on a road course. Granted the Caterham doesn't have heated leather seats...