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# Wheels after b-school

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20 Apr 2007, 20:13
Rather presumptuous topic, but why not. Suppose you get your dream offer with a 50K signing bonus and your student loans are under control, what would be your ideal set of wheels after b-school? My wife would probably win as she always does and convince me to buy a prius or toyota sedan, but it sure would be nice to redline that new 500hp V-10 Lexus LF-A.
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20 Apr 2007, 21:08
BMW 1200GS. Most versatile bike ever. And quite expensive, too (for my current budget, at least).
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21 Apr 2007, 18:29
If we are talking dream car I would say an Aston Martin Vanquish S...having seen a few in person they are absolutely stunning and a lot more unique than a Ferrari or Lamborghini. Chances of affording a 250K car are pretty slim, unless I lived in it. Maybe someday but still I dont know if I could ever justify that unless I was making an insane amount of money or won the powerball.

A more attainable car would be an Audi RS4 or S6 or BMW M3 which would be in the mid 70k range. Since my wife will probably be supporting me while I am in school, she will probably get first dibs at a nice car, the S4 wagon is her dream car which would be fun little sleeper.
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21 Apr 2007, 18:48
That's a cool looking Lexus. At first glance, I actually thought it was the new Aston Martin V8. At around $120k seems like a pretty sweet deal - and the target market is Porsche owners so I guess I'm exactly the type of buyer they are looking for. Since I won't be accumulating any additional debt, maybe... How much is the Lexus going to sell for? SVP Joined: 24 Aug 2006 Posts: 2130 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 145 [0], given: 0 Re: Wheels after b-school [#permalink] ### Show Tags 21 Apr 2007, 22:28 GMATT73 wrote: Lexus LF-A. screams small penis Current Student Joined: 29 Jan 2005 Posts: 5221 Followers: 26 Kudos [?]: 403 [0], given: 0 Re: Wheels after b-school [#permalink] ### Show Tags 21 Apr 2007, 22:36 kidderek wrote: GMATT73 wrote: Lexus LF-A. screams small penis Or true passion for reasonably priced ultra high performance sports cars. Current Student Joined: 29 Jan 2005 Posts: 5221 Followers: 26 Kudos [?]: 403 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 21 Apr 2007, 23:00 pelihu wrote: How much is the Lexus going to sell for? No official price has been published yet. The Inside Line interviewed a sales rep from Lexus and was quoted about$100K. The car will be introduced to the US market this fall.

The LF-A outperforms the Aston Martin in at least three out of four categories, including acceleration, top speed, and cornering. Not too shabby for a Toyota. Nevertheless, I still think the V8 Vantage has much more aesthetic appeal.

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21 Apr 2007, 23:30
The Specs:

Powertrain
Engine: V10 (under 5.0-liters)
Horsepower: More than 500
Top Speed: Over 200 MPH

Tire Size
Front: 265/35R20
Rear: 305/30R20

Dimensions (inches)
Overall Length: 175.6
Overall Width: 74.6
Overall Height: 48.0
Wheelbase: 102.3

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23 Apr 2007, 12:26
I'm with Fig on the new Audi R8. That is a sweet looking car - supposedly it goes quite well too
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23 Apr 2007, 14:07
londonluddite wrote:
I'm with Fig on the new Audi R8. That is a sweet looking car - supposedly it goes quite well too

Its gonna be even better once they get the Lambo V10 in it....for half the price of the Lambo.
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18 May 2007, 19:30
I love the R8 - too bad I don't have that kind of loot
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19 May 2007, 12:09
If it has all 4 hubcaps and an exhaust system with only the original number of intended holes in it and can be counted on to go at least 1000 miles without the assistance of a tow truck, I would consider it a luxury car.

When your standards are this low, it is hard to be disappointed.
19 May 2007, 12:09
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