Originally Posted by Godfrey
I don't know about anyone else, but I buy 30k+ vehicles when their sale value drops to <10k, in good shape, do whatever repairs and service are needed (usually ~5k), then drive them until they are worn out. I also only buy cars with cash money.
By doing this, the ownership of a fine car becomes relatively inexpensive. Much less expensive, in terms of utility vs expense, than buying a lot of high end photographic equipment.
Total cost when new: >60k
My cost @83k miles with all details taken care of and a couple of upgrades: 18k.
Still purring along nicely at 120K miles.
An excellent choice which of course leaves you more disposable income vs buy a new 30K+ vehicle