I just accepted an offer to work at a new ad agency across town. This commute is about 80 miles roundtrip of highway driving. Some of it stop and go in the morning. I really don't have any interest living downtown again. The taxes are too high and it is was getting too crowded when I left five years ago.
I like living aboard my boat so I'm going to stick it out for a couple of years and see how it goes. Problem is the grind will start piling miles on the vette fast. I know these cars don't stay very solid past 80k miles. So I'm thinking one of two things.
Buy a new BMW M3 and keep it for 200k miles
or buy a new vette every two years. One of the guys on my vette forum has been doing that for the past 20 years. However, he claims you loose about 10k a year in resale assuming your putting 30k miles a year on it. So you have to bank 10k a year to make up the new sale price you need for the new car.
My mom bought a used 99 ML series Mercedes for 20k. She's put 50k miles on it and it's still solid as a rock.
Another option is just test out the endurance on the vette and find out for sure what happens if you push a vette to 150k miles. I've never known anyone that's put those miles on in such a short time.
In case it wasn't obvious. Sports cars only need apply.[/i]