I'm shopping for a car right now. Trying to be reasonable / conservative. My idea of a 'hot' car is a 2013/14 fully loaded, EX-L V6 Honda Accord Coupe
My buddy just bought 'another' Porsche and needs to thin-out his inventory. For years, he's known I'm absolutely in awe / love with his CTS-V so he's offering it to me for $10K under it's actual value. He's upgraded the supercharger, suspension, rims and exhaust with a custom map. It's a fucking monster
of a car. It went from the stock, paltry 540 hp to 630 and when you're cruising down the highway on cruise control, it's so quiet / smooth, you'd swear you're in a Camry. (it is
a cadillac, after all)
It outruns literbikes - just stomp the gas for pant-shitting acceleration. He often has bikes pull up beside him on the highway and it's no contest. The higher the starting speed, the bigger the gap. It would take bikes like OG's turbo busa's to outrun this car.
And it's beyond OCD immaculate / mint.
pic from interwebz. I can't show you a pic of the actual car because it's still in winter storage. He wouldn't even take me for a ride in the new Porsche yesterday because the roads were wet
He spends more time detailing / upgrading cars than actually driving them, it seems.
So I tell him that even at $10K under market value, it's out of my desired price range. He told me to give him the $$$ I'm about to spend on a used Accord and pay the difference 'whenever'. He doesn't care. I actually DO understand his reasoning: Not only is he an awesome guy but he also loves
it. He'd be happier if it went to someone he knows, who will also love it, and who is also a bonafide OCD detailing freak like him. IE it's going to the best-case home.
I got an insurance quote and it's reasonable. The gas mileage will obviously be more than I'm used to but.... ARRRRRGHHHH it's all I can think about!!!!!
Anyone who has paid attention to my ramblings over the years, specifically about big, fast cars, may recall my mentioning a buddy of mine whose toy budget makes me want to kill him / myself.
Furthermore, he's always had a seriously gracious 'my garage is your garage
' policy so there was an entire decade when I didn't even need to actually 'own' a bike, since I could go for weekend rides on whatever his current literbike was.... which he traded-up/in.... sometimes twice
a year to have the latest & greatest
Pretty awesome dude (he never was much of an active member but he's gdc member @buzzertoy
In the long list of toys he's had, including Porches, not one but TWO M5s and many others (including a T-Rex
, which I got to take my daughter for a blast in!), the only car of his I've actually doted
-on is the CTS-V. It's fucking scary-fast, gorgeous and unless things have changed, it's the fastest sedan to ever go around the nurburgring. Faster than the M5, even. (due to electro-magnetic suspension trickery, among other things)