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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Might Have to Sell Vagon for a More Fuel Efficient (But Fast!) DD Vehicle in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; I'm thinking about paying $5000 for a cheapo beater now that I've put 10k miles on my wagon in six ...
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    Re: Might Have to Sell Vagon for a More Fuel Efficient (But Fast!) DD Vehicle

    I'm thinking about paying $5000 for a cheapo beater now that I've put 10k miles on my wagon in six months.

    Gas mileage is not the reason for the thought, just that I think I want to try keeping the V really nice. However, high gas mileage WILL help to keep the operating cost of said beater down. I'll think harder about it at the end of the year when my V wagon is paid off (years early, I have decided I hate having a car payment ). Then, my only monthly costs with the wagon will be gas and insurance. In the meantime, I have been driving my garage queen S2000 lots more lately now that it's warm. This is the year I put more than 2k miles on the S2000....

    I have a problem with too many cars myself....

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    Re: Might Have to Sell Vagon for a More Fuel Efficient (But Fast!) DD Vehicle

    My philosophy is simple. Own one car you love, drive it until something better comes along.

    Owning two cars is like owning two computers -- whatever you need always seems to be in the other one.
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    If you spend a lot of time in your car, drive what you like and forget about denying yourself that privilege. We only have so many years alive; if you're into self-denial, why? Before you know it, time will have introduced injury or worse. Also, cars are not great investments and really aren't museum pieces. I think that the reason my car is so trouble free is that I drive it every day. When you drive a car less, or worse, put it away, trouble starts. Maybe that's what distinguishes car guys from bean counters. My 2 cents as I approach 70.

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    Re: Might Have to Sell Vagon for a More Fuel Efficient (But Fast!) DD Vehicle

    The TDI is a great commuter car, easy to park and manuver around the city with a great turning radius. Economical and I find my Jetta TDI Wagen very comfortable.

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    Re: Might Have to Sell Vagon for a More Fuel Efficient (But Fast!) DD Vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by JFJr View Post
    If you spend a lot of time in your car, drive what you like and forget about denying yourself that privilege. We only have so many years alive; if you're into self-denial, why? Before you know it, time will have introduced injury or worse. Also, cars are not great investments and really aren't museum pieces. I think that the reason my car is so trouble free is that I drive it every day. When you drive a car less, or worse, put it away, trouble starts. Maybe that's what distinguishes car guys from bean counters. My 2 cents as I approach 70.

    Jud
    Thus the reason I have 10k miles on my V wagon in six months of ownership. I can't put it down. I just drove it down the street to AutoZone and back for useless stuff I didn't need urgently....just to drive the car. When I need a high-revving sports car and there's no rain, there's the S2000.

    Mind you, I've been mulling over a cheapie beater since I had my first V, and simply never did it because I liked driving my old V so much. The new wagon, with its 6MT, is orders of magnitude better.

    In any case, no decision will come until the wagon is paid off, and that will likely be at the end of the year.....and there's an about 80% chance I'll do nothing different. Just thinking out loud.

    Oh hell, I think I'll just take another drive in the V tonight and forget about another beater. Again.

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    Re: Might Have to Sell Vagon for a More Fuel Efficient (But Fast!) DD Vehicle

    Keep an ear to the ground for parts that get scarce, and you could keep your car going for a very long time.
    And maybe, just maybe, they'll build something even cooler in the future.

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