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Should You Consider Buying Cars As An Investment

By   April 2, 2017

Porsche 912 Targa

Porsche 912 Targa

We love cars, but are they a good investment? Should you dump your stock portfolio and plan to use classic cars for your retirement? Why do so many wealthy people invest in cars? These questions and questions like them are all over the internet, but is it a good idea to buy an automobile now to hope you can sell it for a large profit at a later date?

The answer to if cars are a good investment is more complex than it may first appear. We know that with a few exceptions a modern car will keep depreciating for about 30 years and in some cases longer. However, normally after this depreciation values will start to stabilize and then follow an upward trend.

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How Calexit Could Affect The Automotive Industry

By   January 30, 2017

California

California

Roughly half the people that voted in this past U.S. election voted against Donald Trump. As you know now President Trump won the Electoral College, but lost the popular vote. This outcome has not sat well with some and many well known actors had already threatened to move to Canada if Mr. Trump won the election.

Many of these folks live in California and most have not as of yet moved to our neighbor to the north. The fact that people are having to move has raised a different possibility. One that involves the Golden State no longer being part of the Union. The petition for succession is being called Calexit (taking a similar name as the successful Brexit). There are seemingly impossible odds for California to leave the United States, but what if it worked?

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Why Would You Sell A Porsche 918 Spyder?

By   January 26, 2017

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder

For most of us owning a Porsche 918 Spyder would be a dream come true. The hybrid supercar is an important technical achievement. It is the fastest production car to lap the Nurburgring putting its 887 horsepower to good use.

The German hypercar would be the crown jewel of most of our garages with us never even thinking of selling it. With a price tag around a million dollars, it is a dream most of us won’t experience (beyond the fact that only 918 were ever built). With its low production numbers, desirability and automotive importance the 918 Spyder is a pretty safe bet for a decent investment.

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How To Own A New Porsche 718 Boxster Or 718 Cayman For Free

By   January 16, 2017

Porsche 718 Cayman

Porsche 718 Boxster

Do you have your eye on a new Porsche 718 Boxster or 718 Cayman, but aren’t able to afford one? What if the car literally paid for itself? We recently saw an article on The Drive that showed how to get a free Tesla Model S. This opened our eyes to an entirely different way of thinking.

Here is how you can own a Porsche 718 Cayman or Boxster for free. We’ll use the 718 Boxster S for our example as it is the most expensive of the current Boxster / Cayman lineup (outside of the sold out Boxster Spyder / Cayman GT4). This technique can be used for just about any car, but one that out the door costs under $90,000 is the best way to guarantee that you can get back the monthly payment.

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Why A True Car Guy Doesn’t Want To Be President

By   November 9, 2016

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

We just had a very close election in which many feel that neither candidate was their top choice. As of the time of this writing it looks like Donald Trump will be our next president. We know he owns some incredible cars and he may make things easier on automakers selling in this country.

Legislation has quite an impact on what automakers are allowed to build. The President often leads the way on what restrictions are put in place, especially depending on their personal climate change beliefs.

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