How did you go about buying your dream car?>Current age>Job>Age when you bought it>Car in question, of course
>>25610336>1/5>NACVT on the econo nig box versa shat the bed and at the time NAs were cheaper than a new tranny so... tbf it wasn't a dream car until I got it I just wanted FR for once.>mfw current year prices
>>25610336>21>direct support professional >20> bought a low mileage senior owned auto RX-7 and manual swapped it because I wasn't about to pay $40k for a factory manual with an engine that was on its way out. Wasn't perfect but was a great foundation for a build.
>Current age31>JobInvestigator/landlord. Combined income with wife just over $200k. >Age when you bought itWithin the next few years because I refuse to finance anything other than a mortgage >Car in question, of course2nd gen Dodge Viper
>>2561033627nuclear trained janitornever, unless the market and car prices take a gigantic shit in the next 3-5 years1994 LHD FD3S in montego blue
37 now 35 when I bought it Hydrological engineer I bought it sorry cheap...don't know why I waited so long, was too busy wrenching on other shit. CJ-7,but the FJ80 is also cool
>>25610336>31>sales>31i was the victim of a hit and run in my 2015 dodge dart sxt and i didn't have insurance to cover an uninsured motorist. i had enough savings to pick this up and also a rav4 as a daily but i'm going to be poor for a while
>>25610336>Current age27>JobCPA>Age when you bought it25
26Delivery driver251999 NB
None of the cars in this thread are even close to being worthy of getting called 'dream cars' Jesus Christ guys dream a little bigger.
>>25611749Bread, Otherwise shut the fuck up. This thread is for people that actually own cars.
Current age: 31Job: ITAge when I bought it: Bought my CRX at 24. Was a dream car because I used to go to dyno day with my dad when they still had it at King motorsports and always wanted to build a turbo honda with him Bought a 2nd gen CRX at 25. Thought it was a dream car. Turns out I didn't care for it as much as my first gen so I sold it. Bought my Supra at 26. Was a dream car because I thought the Mk2 supra looked really cool. Wanted a car to put a 2jz intoBought a 300zx at 26. Again thought it was a dream car but didn't really care for itBought my STi at 26. Dream car in the sense of never buying a brand new car before. Bought my GTR at 29. Dream car since high schoolI have been extremely blessed
>>25610336I don't own my dream car and not sure i ever will
>>25611765Nope fuck off loser. Your cars are lame.
>>25611749Dream attainable and you will acquire and be happy. Don't pine away unfulfilled.
>>25610336>upper 30's>mechanical engineer>like 6 months ago>C5 Corvette. It was actually the cheapest car I had ever bought after adjusting for inflation, they're just absurdly cheap right now. I realized cars were just going to get further and further from what I wanted and all of the 90's JDM cars were getting too expensive and too hard to get parts for to be worth the trouble. The Corvette was always the benchmark to beat with a JDM car anyway, so why not just buy the benchmark?
>>25610336>Current agealmost 30>Jobgraphics designer>Age when you bought italmost 30>Car in question, of coursepic rel. i just wanted affordable pop ups with a decent engine so i got affordable pop ups with a decent engine.
>>25610336>21.>Production technician>20>2.5RS ImprezaI was pretty much saving up to buy a RHD import (4-door) but I got insanely lucky and saw a listing for it and immediately jumped on it. Guy must have been desperate because it was way lower than market value. Never found anything wrong with it.
>>25610336make decent money, get credit score to at least 720. it's not hard to quality for an auto loan. in fact, you gotta be a huge fucking loser to get denied. i know some bankrupt degenerates who barely speak english who have MORTGAGES and you can't get a loan on a car??
>>25612701Not OP. What if dream car is pic related? You can be rich all you want but if you're a dirty gaijin, you ain't getting your hands on pic related.I know the old gens exist. I like the new one better.
>>25611749Maybe 1% of this whole board actually owns their actual dream car. If people stuck to the rules of the thread there'd be no posts.This is just for guys to explain how they got their nicer-than-average shitbox
>>25612063Happy for you anon. God bless you with even more.
>30>Facilities Maintenance at a NYC Airport (read: janny)>26>'06 Evo IX MR with 62k miles when I bought it Bought it with a broken oil pump, nearly $20,000 and 2 engines later (first one wasn't machined correctly and turbo commited sudoku hardcore) has 67k milesNow it has a built motor and makes 420whp (24psi E85 or 26psi 93) or 480whp @ 31psi E85
>29>Aircraft maintenance manager>28>Peugeot 205 (in the states), 45k miles, immaculate interior, 85 hp, 1850 lbsI've wanted one for at least 15 years. Now that I have one, I feel like I don't want another vehicle for the rest of my life.
I have never owned a car and have failed my driving exam three times.
Never meet your heros Anons....
>>25613216Bonus: I used to pretend I owned a Evo VIII on 4chan /o/ when I was 14-18Now I own one and its fucking depressing only because it felt like I'm restoring a car more than driving itreally really fun when it runs though I'm tracking it in 2 more weeks (i hope)
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>>25613216please tell me it still has the 6speedi get so angry looking for ix mrs and only finding 5speed swapped ones because oh no it cant handle the power. nigger, go buy a gsr or rs.
>>25613288>>25613216>>25613232Would you guys recommend airport work? I can read a wiring diagram and maintain or put together just about anything, sick of putting together automated equipment for factories.
>>25613232post pics you fag
>>25613406no previous owner did a 5spd swap with 4.11 fd, i had it refreshed (new synchros/bearings) and did a rs 5th + stock 4.4 fd so now it literally has honda b16/type r gearing in a 3200lb/420whp awd car...i regret the rs 5th im spinning 3800rpms @ 70mphit had a buschur 3586r kit w/log manifold + a bunch of ricer bullshit like 2 turbo timers, greddy ebcs, meth injection kit, viper alarm, aftermarket HIDs on top of factory hids, sound system, etc all from 2007-2009 that i ripped out and patched the harness forthe 6 speed is kinda shit man ben @ gears and gasoline ripped one up despite having TRE do literally everything to keep it alive...hell even the 5spds have service intervals of 30k miles (after which they show wear on the input shaft bearings) and are only rated for 380 ft-lbs according to mitsu (jon @ tre will literally sperg out if you tell him you're going past 600whp on one and tell you to buy a gtr/turbo ls which he's not wrong considering it's kept him in business)>>25613411if you work for a airline: no you'll be slave labor unless you become a union mechanicif you work for a public state agency like me: literal dream job, i get 4-7 weeks of time off a year (3 weeks vacation 1 week pto up to 4 weeks of OT banked as pto) + pension + $20-30 copays for medical/dental/vision. my pay scale is $23/hr starting, $38/hr after 8-9 years, but that's also in a very high COL areafor me its entirely facilities maintenance you'd unironically be overqualified most of my coworkers are ex-tradies who left the private sector for stability (concreters/pavers, roofers/framers, carpenters, painters, etc) you are overqualified and should consider a consulting role
>>25613438>the 6 speed is kinda shit manyeah im aware of all of its issues, but i dont care about power, i just want an evo 8/9 mr to do minor bolt ons, get 350awhp, and drive every day. >it literally has honda b16/type r gearing in a 3200lb/420whp awd car...i regret the rs 5th im spinning 3800rpms @ 70mphthis is exactly what i wouldnt want in a daily evo. the rest is cool though. buschur stuff is nice.
>>25613411I work for a small privately-owned Part 135 airline. 26 aircraft, No Union, laid back atmosphere, very non-corporate culture.I can't hire mechanics without an A&P license. I get tons of applications, and my answer is always the same no matter what your experience is. "Come back after you get your A&P". The starting pay I offer for inexperienced new mechanics is $28/hr.Not the worst, not the best.>>25613419I just posted it in another thread, can't remember which one, though.
>>25613452honestly then look for a 6 speed just understand that any little thing will break it, they really don't tolerate heat for example even at that power level. look at the white evo ben @ gears and gasoline has for reference, that car had a 6spd and was ran hard, he broke two 6 speeds to show for itand "daily evo" is a oxymoron, these cars break if you look at them funny and melt in the rain/snow from the inside out. they're purely collectors cars...mine has some minor rust for a northeastern car (check rear frame rails/subframe to body + upper control arm mounting points for rust)...ie lots of surface rusting on weird spots. they weren't cars built to last. buschur stuff was nice for 2007-2009 but i ripped that turbo kit out for a stock mani + 71hta equivalent 20g (stock turbo with a 71/52mm compressor) and went from a double pumper buschur kit to a stock hanger w/ walbro 450hp and new wiring throughout. honestly these cars are best enjoyed up to the 500whp mark...past that they can't turn and start snowballing into impractical unreliable shitboxes that'll get the doors blown off by a turbo n55/b58 bmw with boltons
>>25610336;_; no dream car. Own multiple miatas, mazda2 and a Kawasaki W800 though but cause of travel in Asiaworld. I used to care about cars, but lately, I feel they're just a cost center vs an asset. >Current age early 30's>Job - own own LLC, consulting B2B for IT. >Age when you bought it - been paying cash since I was 18. >Car in question, of course Maybe my first one, I bought an E36 M3 at 16, that was stupidity. it was a 95' M3>4dr>auto and it sucked. I couldn't afford to pay the mechanic, and for some reason fell for the E36 meme, the community was fantastic and I see them quite a bit now. I could've gotten mint E30's, but really really wanted an E36. This would've been mid 00's, so think of all those cheap cars. A Subaru Baja went sub 10k, and such. WRX were new'ish w/ the EJ205 engine, and also had one of those a bit later at 20. Insurance was the worst, I was paying $1600 every 6 months. I paid like 6k for the E36 M3. In the end it taught me everything I needed to know to fix cars.
>>25613103>This is just for guys to explain how they got their nicer-than-average shitboxyeah
>>25610336>28>Project manager>27>Squarebody suburban. 1988Grew up in one. Learned to wrench on one. Wife fucking loves old squares and loves to overland. seemed like a no-brainer. Only wish I could have gotten the old man's before he sold it when I was a teenager.
>>2561033655Pharmaceutical Executive541998 Geo Metro Lsi, 4 cylinder, 5 speed
>>25611499Why is there a giant brown dildo in your passenger seat?
>27>senior software developer (income of €145k)>27>gr yarisMore like the attainable dream car, as I really liked rally inspired lancers and imprezas growing upbut bros I paid €55k for a fucking yaris, and I'm like another 10k deep in mods
32sporadically employed factory worker32LT1 Roadmaster
>>25613216That looks cleaner than any other evo or even lancer I've seen in New York. I live kinda upstate though, the only Mitsubishi sedans I see have at least some part of the front bumper cracked off, or some type of awful AutoZone/Walmart adhesive-backed "mods" like excessive chrome trim or a lightbar and headlight eyelashes
>25>Engineer at electrical utility>24 and 361 days>1998 Volvo v70xc Bros you just have to stop doomscrolling Facebook marketplace and Craigslist and go for it. Don't worry about such issues as "where am I going to park this I already have two other volvos"
>>25613992>Don't worry about such issues as "where am I going to park this I already have two other volvos"I had similar kind of a issuethen I junked my volvo and now have space for better cars
>>25613103Pretty retarded thread then
>>25613844post pics fag
>>25610336>current age25>jobpallet jack operator in a factory>age when bought25>car'17 RF with 10k kmnext up I'm getting a baiku, then either a 1st or 3d gen MR2, or a Cayman or a GR86, idk yet
25Biomed Researcherbaby blue 1976 240d with a 4 speed - Bought 2 Years agoNot pic related, but I don't have any pictures on my computer.By no means was this my dream car but I have fallen in love with it. I got lucky and found one at a great price and its an insanely based commuter car.>>25612063Tell me about the A60, I'm looking at one tomorrow.
>>25610336>>Current age39>>JobProperty Manager/Handyman>>Age when you bought it17>>Car in question, of course1991 SW20 MR2. My first car was a 1989 Toyota Celica with 190,000 miles on it. I paid $800 for when I was 16. It was totaled when a boomer hit me with his mint 1965 Ford F100. Celica was completely totaled, he had a dent in his bumper. He admitted fault and was a pretty cool guy, his insurance gave me $5000 for my shitbox Celica. Bought my MR2 a week later with the insurance money.
>>25612663>those stickersFound the faggot
>>25610336>30>software dev, previously chem eng>25>AE86 Trueno import
>>25611749My dream is the AE86. I have a skyline GTR and a "quick and kinda upset: beijing powerslide" generation Supra, but I prefer my 86 over both. I have cars worth about 200k in total.
>>25614686what do you want to know? I'm probably a bad person to ask as far as how it drives stock since I bought mine with a blown engine and have been using it as a science project right now it has a 2jz gte vvti, T56 magnum f, and the entire rear suspension and differential out of a s550 mustang
>>25610336>25> construction machinery / equipment rental >24It was and still is ( in shitaly ) the only affordable rwd coupe and I've always really liked it. It's the poor person's affordable dream car to me.
>>25611682How the FUCK did you pass the CPA examI forget everything I learn so quickly and there so much info it’s overwhelming
>>25615313take 4-8 weeks off to studydo practice cases, buy one of the study programs that all the big firms give you for free.
>27>heavy equipment/plant operator >26>1987 turbo coupe I really wanted a z20 soarer but a. I'm too poor to afford to buy/swap one and b. 30+ year old Japanese cars are hard enough to find parts for even when they were made for the US market. Instead I got a similar car; still rwd, turbo, manual, 2 doors, luxury. There really aren't a lot of cars that check all those boxes that a poor fag like me can afford. On the plus it benefits from the fox body aftermarket and theres tons of support for the 2.3. I got extremely lucky finding this car. The original owner had it for 30 years before he died. He kept every document and reciept down to hand written notes between him and the salesman, along with a massive hoard of parts. I made a thread documenting all of this. You can search the archives for "thunderbird" around November 2021.Its not the dream car i pictured but it does everything i wanted. They're not particularly valuable these days, but value doesn't make a car fun.
>>2561033622Factory Worker18It was one of the cheapest skylines in the uk, abused hard by previous owners. Didn't drive it till earlier this year when I got it back onto the road after 3 years of work
Walked into FCA dealerBad creditWalked out with a W*lly in 80 payments and 25% APRFucking pussy all day in the roomy backseat
>>25619298Forgot to mention job: social security benefit specialist
>>25615294>>Miata better in every metric and impresses upper management and every woman alive. >>brz worse in every metric and impresses weebs and sexually questioning 20yos. Hmmm
>>25619461miata was voted gay car of the year by the american fag community 20+ years running
>>2561033626N/Amy first dream car was a mitsubishi eclipse firts gen that my older brother gifted me at 18my second dream car is a c4 corvette that I got for 4k, smells like shit and olds farts but looks kinda cool and drives nice
>>25610336>Current age30>JobSysadmin>Age when you bought it30 (bought 2 days ago hehe)>Car in question, of courseA new Camaro. Nothing special. Wanted one since highschool. It's an LT1 RS. 6.2L V8
>>25610336>29>currently in assay development research. Want to eventually run my own lab after getting my PhD >probably 39>LC 5 hunnid Currently own a slightly modded 2018 IS300. Great car, but super underpowered depite the light mods and tuning box I have on it. Too chicken to get a real tune. Probably gonna get an IS500 or M2/M240i as a stopgap car within the next few years.We're all gonna make it bros
>>25620010>Current age26>JobI drive trains for the city.>Age when you bought itPretty sure I had just turned 22 when I bought pic related. Though they were dirt cheap back in the day - this was $19k AUD in 2017.To be fair I couldn't call a JZX100 a "dream car" though I had wanted one for a few years. My current dream car would probably be a DR30 RS, an Ironmask in either red/black or silver/black two tone. But a good DR30 would probably be about $50k+ now and that's well beyond my range of affordability. For now I don't have much choice but to shelve cars as a hobby for a while so I can go to university and study for a better career in the future.