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Old 09-01-2019, 09:28 PM
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Hey everyone, just figured I'd post and get some opinions. Since I was a kid, the Gallardo has always been my favorite car. It's been a dream to own one, and basically, I'm tired of dreaming. Some things that have happened in my life recently have really had me thinking that tomorrow is not guaranteed, and I want to get into one of these cars. That said, I'm in my very early 20s, and only have worked full-time for about 1 year. I have saved every penny, and cheaped out on everything to save money for a fun car. I recently test drove some M cars, (F80 M3/F10 M5), and while they're awesome, why not just go the full distance. I would be ecstatic with a high mileage Gallardo that doesn't have perfect paint, so long as it's mechanically sound and well cared for. They seem to have plateau'd in there depreciation, and from what I've seen on forums, the cars are pretty hardy outside of the clutches. I'm a software engineer with a secure job (knock on wood), and potentially may be relocating. This means potential for work-from-home, and very cheap living costs. If I make the move and the Gallardo begins to make more sense financially, should I do it? Or keep saving my money?
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You only live once but be mindful that the initial cost is just payment number 1. These cars can be expensive to maintain and insure. Create a budget, if it fits in, would do it.
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Plan to set aside 10K nest egg for maintenance and clutch. Once you have that, on top of the funds for the car. Go for it. You only live once. Just be smart and have some savings so you never have to stretch.
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That is exactly the type of car I'm looking for. I'm moving soon, but need to wait until then before I start seriously reaching out to people. That's a great example of a good deal in my eyes.
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You only live once but be mindful that the initial cost is just payment number 1. These cars can be expensive to maintain and insure. Create a budget, if it fits in, would do it.
Yes absolutely, the clutch and a/c compressors I know are a bit of a hassle and very expensive to deal with. I've been considering other good "starter" exotics, but the gallardo sticks out always

Do you happen to have any experience with the maintenance issues?
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Plan to set aside 10K nest egg for maintenance and clutch. Once you have that, on top of the funds for the car. Go for it. You only live once. Just be smart and have some savings so you never have to stretch.
That is exactly what I plan. I have some savings sectioned off for a fun car and the rest would remain in savings for the car. Ideally, would continue some videography with the car and increase ad revenue using the car to help earn back some money from it. I'm super frugal and I'm always always saving my cash.
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I think high mileage Gs are a good buy. Probably wont lose much more to depreciation. They seem to be very durable so go for it as long as you have a large portion of the price saved. As a software engineer I would not worry about job security. Get it and post pics. Lee
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I think high mileage Gs are a good buy. Probably wont lose much more to depreciation. They seem to be very durable so go for it as long as you have a large portion of the price saved. As a software engineer I would not worry about job security. Get it and post pics. Lee
Thank you for your suggestion Lee, looking forward to joining the crew. It will likely be a bit until that happens but I figured I would ask. I started seriously considering recently, and appreciate everyone's input so far.
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I think high mileage Gs are a good buy. Probably wont lose much more to depreciation. They seem to be very durable so go for it as long as you have a large portion of the price saved. As a software engineer I would not worry about job security. Get it and post pics. Lee
Sidenote, just saw you're out in Aledo? I'm moving to Benbrook most likely temporarily until I officially move back to Philadelphia. Do you ever go to any cars and coffee events?
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