This is a discussion on thinking of getting a new sti within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by quality_sound No matter how you justify it, it's still additional cost for the second car and your ...
Registration fees, insurance, and having more than one car to get inspected and decaled for street parking every year sounds like a PITA. All depends on your situation.
Edit; Oh, and DC registration for vehicles is through the roof....you'd be looking at dropping $500 a year just to have 2 cars on the street.
Last edited by degobah77; 10-08-2013 at 07:44 AM.
I am curious, how many times a month do you drive your "nice" car? Instead of a car payment, why not save all that money (note, insurance, registration, etc) and rent a Porsche instead? I'll bet it's less expensive.
You must be horrible at math. You are aware that $1500 < $25,000 right? Assuming that I have to spend 1k on maintenance taxes and tags to make it road worthy, I'm still $22,500 ahead of someone who spends $25k on a DD. Ok, now that we have simple math out of the way, let's get some facts straight. I never said I have a garage queen. I said my wife and I share a beater when I work nights since our schedule is flipped. Regardless, the LGT is far more expensive to operate on a month to month basis than the OBS. On top of that, let's go over what I WAS using as a DD; A GMC 2500HD. 13mpg average and it takes premium. I was getting annoyed filling it up with gas because every time I did, I'd have to run my card twice because the pump would shut off after $100. Even with the added insurance, tags, and all the other expenses that my beater incurs, it still costs less than my monthly gas bill alone if I DD my truck. So yes it does save money.
My wife DDs the "nice" car, an LGT, 8 months out of the year. It's also paid for.
I just came in here to get away from the GOP vs DEMS arguments concerning the gov't shutdown and I gotta read this crap?! You all have valid points! Now let's move on. To each their own!
My opinion to the OP...buy a WRX, enjoy it as a DD. You don't need an STi. Keep your Cobalt and mod the crap out of it until it blows up. My buddy has one doing 1/4 miles in high 11's. No, I'm not kidding. It's hilarious. If you still have the G35 (I have a G37), keep that too. They last forever. PLPD the older cars.
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