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    Have a 09 WRX...Looking at 370Zs

    So I currently have an 09 WRX Premium. I'm looking at 370Zs as a weekend/occasional fun car. I think the 370Z is an amazing looking car and would be great for that occasional cruise. I would be keeping my WRX as my DD as well as a car to play with modwise. The 370Z would stay stock.

    Anyone have the same combo and could give some advice? I'm thinking about either a 370Z touring/sport or NISMO.
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    Holy hell, a 40k car as a weekend driver?

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    If you have the funds to swing it, I'd say go for it! The 350Z Track was a fun car, and I hear they've made many improvements in the 370Z.

    If it were me, I'd want to chose something with a little more rarity as a weekend car. Since you're in the $30-40K range, I would choose a kit car. I'd rather build a RWD car that's unique on the road. But that's just me.
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    If I was going to pick a weekend car in the $40k range it'd have to be a used but nicer car. For example, a C5 Z06 would fit the bill nicely. Even a brand new 2011 Mustang GT would be a good choice (I know, even I'm shocked that I typed such a statement but it's true!)
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    For me if I was looking at a $40k weekend cruiser it wouldn't be a 370Z.


    On the Kit car front:

    I'd build a Factory 5 GTM Supercar, or Daytona coupe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    I'd pay off my house...but that's just me...
    I'd assume anyone who has $40k to blow on a weekend cruiser, either has the house paid off, is not interested in home ownership, or needs the tax right off a housing payment/s afford/s.

    I know plenty of people that use their house/s as tax shelters.
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    All I think when I see a 370z is

    I thought the 350z was a much better looking car. You can certainly get a faster and/or more unique car than that in your price range.

    I drive a 70 el camino on the weekends...Turns way more heads than a 370z would and IMO is more fun to drive (I wouldn't argue faster, especially around corners, but certainly more FUN). And i've got nowhere near 40k in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John M View Post
    If I was going to pick a weekend car in the $40k range it'd have to be a used but nicer car. For example, a C5 Z06 would fit the bill nicely. Even a brand new 2011 Mustang GT would be a good choice (I know, even I'm shocked that I typed such a statement but it's true!)
    For 40k you could probably still pick up a 1LT LS3 vette new. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    I'd assume anyone who has $40k to blow on a weekend cruiser, either has the house paid off,
    I honestly don't know anyone with their house paid off, that has an interest in a youthful car like a 370Z. I think a lot of people overextend to get a nice stable of cars.

    (not speaking of the OP, just generalizing based on my own particular set of financial values)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    I honestly don't know anyone with their house paid off, that has an interest in a youthful car like a 370Z. I think a lot of people overextend to get a nice stable of cars.

    (not speaking of the OP, just generalizing based on my own particular set of financial values)
    I'm constantly amazed at how much people will put themselves in the hole with a car. Especially when it comes to modding as with that you're throwing away about 50% of the money when you buy the part.

    When I bought my first car and was choosing what i was going to get, dad had a long talk with me regarding being car-poor. . it's stuck since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    Used cars:

    1. Porsche 911
    2. E30 M3
    3. Dodge Viper
    4. 2001-2002 BMW M coupe
    5. 1970's 240Z with a 3.5L VQ swap
    6. 60-70's Bug with a Subi swap
    7. E86 Z4 M coupe
    THIS. I have a thing for the old 240Z's. But like everyone else says 1st priority should be getting out of debt (in my case, school loans )
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianH View Post
    When I bought my first car and was choosing what i was going to get, dad had a long talk with me regarding being car-poor. . it's stuck since.
    You're smarter than the average bear.
    We hamstrung ourselves by doing the 15-year mortgage and making extra monthly payments...but the upside is that I will own my house in 5-6 years.

    I'm not really into the idea of being fabulously wealthy...but security, yeah, I like that.

    I've just about talked myself out of buying a used 911 in a few years, and steer that money towards more pragmatic things. No promises, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    You're smarter than the average bear.
    We hamstrung ourselves by doing the 15-year mortgage and making extra monthly payments...but the upside is that I will own my house in 5-6 years.

    I'm not really into the idea of being fabulously wealthy...but security, yeah, I like that.

    I've just about talked myself out of buying a used 911 in a few years, and steer that money towards more pragmatic things. No promises, though.
    I agree with this, security is great. BUT you only live once. You've put effort in security, why not have a bit of fun after. Buy your 911. Of course putting food on the table and having a roof over your head should always come first.

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