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Re: You Got Big Law: YOLO New Car?

Postby fatduck » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:35 pm

if you were truly living that YOLO life you wouldn't have posted anonymously. i smell a poser.

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Re: You Got Big Law: YOLO New Car?

Postby XxSpyKEx » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:16 pm

Douchebags drive M3s. Buy a ZR1:

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Estimated

Displacement: V8 6.162 L (376.0 cu in)[5] w/ (Eaton) TVS Supercharger & Intercooler.
Horsepower: 638 bhp (476 kW; 647 PS) at 6500 rpm [7]
Torque: 604 lbf·ft (819 N·m) at 3800 rpm [7]
Bore: 103.25 mm (4.065 in)[5]
Stroke: 92.0 mm (3.62 in)[5]
Compression: 9.1:1[5]
Supercharger maximum boost: 10.5 psi (0.7 bar)
Redline: 6500 rpm [7]
Clutch: 260 mm (10 in)
Final Drive Ratio: 3.42:1[5]
1st gear ratio: 2.29
1st gear top speed: 106 km/h (66 mph)
2nd gear top speed: 155 km/h (96 mph)
3rd gear top speed: 210 km/h (130 mph)
6th gear ratio: 0.67
Wheel size front: 19 in (480 mm) diameter by 10 in (250 mm) width[5]
Wheel size rear: 20 in (510 mm) diameter by 12 in (300 mm) width[5]
Tire size front: 285/30R-19[5]
Tire size rear: 335/25R-20[5]
Brakes front: Brembo 15.5 in (390 mm)[5]
Brakes rear: Brembo 15.0 in (380 mm)[5]
Front/rear balance: 52/48[8]
Curb Weight: 3,324 lb (1,508 kg)[7]
0-60 mph (97 km/h): 3.3[4]
Top speed: 205 mph (330 km/h)[5][9]
Quarter mile (~400 m) time: 11.2[4]
Quarter mile speed: est. 130 mph (210 km/h)
Production: 2000 units per year (estimated)
Price: US$111,525 to US$129,945[5]
Lateral acceleration: 1.10 g (average) [4]

https://www.google.com/url?url=http://e ... AQ&cad=rja

Then, take it to the Nürburgring and push it to the max. YOLO, right?
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Re: You Got Big Law: YOLO New Car?

Postby thesealocust » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:30 pm

For 1/20 to 1/10 the price of that car you can get a bike that accelerates faster and has a higher top speed, and also two wheels. FOUR WHEELS BAD TWO WHEELS GOOD.

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Re: You Got Big Law: YOLO New Car?

Postby XxSpyKEx » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:36 pm

thesealocust wrote:For 1/20 to 1/10 the price of that car you can get a bike that accelerates faster and has a higher top speed, and also two wheels. FOUR WHEELS BAD TWO WHEELS GOOD.


Don't know about you, but there's just something that gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling about beating 1000cc+ sport bikes in something with four wheels 8) And, the car in my garage, is proof it can be done for under $20k total. But I'd still buy a ZR1 in a heartbeat, if I could afford it. It's a monster on road tracks.

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Re: You Got Big Law: YOLO New Car?

Postby somewhatwayward » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:49 pm

KidStuddi wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote:To answer your question, I am putting everything I can into investments, retirement, and savings.....I am impatient to get some actual net worth (protip: a BMW that loses 75% of its value in the first six months is not actual net worth)

Hope you're better at investing than you are accounting, because your depreciation skills are so not GAAP compliant. There isn't a BMW in existence that loses 75% of its liquidation value in six months. Certainly not the M5 or M3 OP was talking about. Unless he drove it into a tree. Without insurance. Multiple times.


Hyperbole, meet KidStuddi.

Regardless of my exaggeration, I think most rational people agree that buying an 80K car when you are 200K in debt at 6-8% interest is really dumb, especially when the likelihood is that your high salary will be gone five years down the road.

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Re: You Got Big Law: YOLO New Car?

Postby thesealocust » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:06 pm

XxSpyKEx wrote:
thesealocust wrote:For 1/20 to 1/10 the price of that car you can get a bike that accelerates faster and has a higher top speed, and also two wheels. FOUR WHEELS BAD TWO WHEELS GOOD.


Don't know about you, but there's just something that gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling about beating 1000cc+ sport bikes in something with four wheels 8) And, the car in my garage, is proof it can be done for under $20k total. But I'd still buy a ZR1 in a heartbeat, if I could afford it. It's a monster on road tracks.


I actually know very little about cars; what kind of 4-wheeler can do that? Stock 1000cc bikes should be capable of 0-60 in under 3 seconds standing on their heads with top speeds near 200 mph.

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Re: You Got Big Law: YOLO New Car?

Postby IrwinM.Fletcher » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:12 pm

You can get a pretty good handle on how much a car will depreciate by looking at its leasing rates. Leases utilize a money factor instead of an interest rate (same thing basically) which is much lower than the equivalent interest rate on a purchase (think roughly 1.5% vs. 4-5%).

Leasing would also be the ultimate faux YOLO.

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Re: You Got Big Law: YOLO New Car?

Postby nevdash » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:17 pm

thesealocust wrote:
XxSpyKEx wrote:
thesealocust wrote:For 1/20 to 1/10 the price of that car you can get a bike that accelerates faster and has a higher top speed, and also two wheels. FOUR WHEELS BAD TWO WHEELS GOOD.


Don't know about you, but there's just something that gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling about beating 1000cc+ sport bikes in something with four wheels 8) And, the car in my garage, is proof it can be done for under $20k total. But I'd still buy a ZR1 in a heartbeat, if I could afford it. It's a monster on road tracks.


I actually know very little about cars; what kind of 4-wheeler can do that? Stock 1000cc bikes should be capable of 0-60 in under 3 seconds standing on their heads with top speeds near 200 mph.

Surprisingly, a Tesla Roadster can do 0-60 in about 3 seconds. Go green.

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Re: You Got Big Law: YOLO New Car?

Postby thesealocust » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:18 pm

That's not surprising at all; the coolest part of electric motors is the flat torque.

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Re: You Got Big Law: YOLO New Car?

Postby XxSpyKEx » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:41 pm

thesealocust wrote:
XxSpyKEx wrote:
thesealocust wrote:For 1/20 to 1/10 the price of that car you can get a bike that accelerates faster and has a higher top speed, and also two wheels. FOUR WHEELS BAD TWO WHEELS GOOD.


Don't know about you, but there's just something that gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling about beating 1000cc+ sport bikes in something with four wheels 8) And, the car in my garage, is proof it can be done for under $20k total. But I'd still buy a ZR1 in a heartbeat, if I could afford it. It's a monster on road tracks.


I actually know very little about cars; what kind of 4-wheeler can do that? Stock 1000cc bikes should be capable of 0-60 in under 3 seconds standing on their heads with top speeds near 200 mph.


I don't think many people can do 0-60 in a bike in under 3 seconds.. It's a challenge to keep the front wheel down on fast bikes. The more standard way of measuring how fast something is 1/4 miles times. A stock 1000cc sports bike, with a really good driver, is typically capable of running the 1/4 miles somewhere in the high 10 second range (depending on the bike). You can get a car into the low 10s with fuel injection, sometimes even the 9s, while still being streetable. Obviously, the bike is a lot faster on the open road though, since it's smaller and lighter. (That is, you can easily get a bike over 185+ mph on the highway in a city while still being somewhat safe (for that speed); whereas, a 185+ in a car on the highway in a city is insane.) From the perspective, I suppose a sports bike fits OP's YOLO lifestyle a little better.* I'd recommend a busa if he wants to go that route though.

*OP, this could be you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwicTKbWam4 (now that's what I living like YOLO!)

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Re: You Got Big Law: YOLO New Car?

Postby thesealocust » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:46 am

The busa is kinda bubbly and not blingy enough though. We're talking a megabucks job, I'd say shell out for something like this:

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You won't miss the extra CCs (and will enjoy the extra torque), and mmmm pretty.

brb calculating insurance payments on an 848.

XxSpyKEx wrote:A stock 1000cc sports bike, with a really good driver, is typically capable of running the 1/4 miles somewhere in the high 10 second range (depending on the bike)


I really don't know what I'm talking about, but google suggests they're quite a bit faster. Here's somebody claiming his stock CBR 1000 ran a quarter mile in 10.20 seconds: http://www.fireblades.org/forums/drag-r ... times.html

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Re: You Got Big Law: YOLO New Car?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:12 am

I plan to YOLO the shit out of biglaw by putting my dog on some of that expensive ass Evo dog food and getting a neck massage twice a month. Everything else goes to loans and building a 6-mo. nest egg/401k. I'll drive my 4-door sedan till it dies or gets so messed up it's unprofessional to drive.




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