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    Sell everything for fun???

    Ok, so I have been perusing the markets out of boredom, since the garage build is on hold....again. I currently daily drive a 2012 F150 platinum. I really enjoy it, but the fuel mileage sucks, and I'm tired of trying to find parking for it's 23foot ass.

    I could sell it, the POS jeep, the Corvette, and my trailer and pick up a used Giulia Quad, should I do it?

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    Yes.

    Then new toys

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    Sell the Jeep.

    Skip the Alpha.

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    I'm considering selling the BRZ and Super Duke, getting by with just my Crosstrek daily for another year or so until the lease is up then getting something really fun, but somewhat more useful than a BRZ, Supra, etc.

    With all the travel I do for work now, combined with living in South Florida, the fun stuff just doesn't get used in a fun way enough.

    Option two is moving to somewhere with great roads and cheap housing.

    I want to take both to a track though at some point first.

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    If you feel the need to impress Darla by being the Alfalfa the Alpha in an Alfa then buy a second one to drive when the primary is broked. Best advice I can give you is to get FiSTed.

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    I won't own FWD

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    lease

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    I'll pass on paying for something I can't own, and can only drive so much. Fleasing, ain't mah deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godson View Post
    I could sell it, the POS jeep, the Corvette, and my trailer and pick up a used Giulia Quad, should I do it?
    Personally I'd lean towards yes. Owning lots of vehicles is a hassle. The Guilia Quadrifoglio seems really cool.

    If you can manage with just one, then having one car that's really exciting/special seems better than a number that are meh.

    I guess the caveats are
    (i) maintenance, some people report quite a few issues with the Guilias, would you have any kind of warranty or hope for the best? Any good independent Alfa specialists nearby? Or a good dealer?
    (ii) depreciation, likely to be quite a bit on a newish car at a high price
    (iii) would a modern car with EPAS, AT, turbos etc give sufficient thrill of driving to replace the Vette?

    but overall, yeah, I'd do it.

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    I am in a similar conundrum. I love the Delorean. And I love racing. They are completely different kinds of fun, but they draw from the same resource pool in terms of time and money. If I sold the DMC it would free up almost $1,000 a month when you factor in paying off its note and then paying off other debt with the realized equity. It would be enough to make racing comfortable.

    Or, just keep the DMC and in a few years it will cost nothing to have around.

    The deciding factor thus far is that Ash really likes it. Happy wife....

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