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      12-02-2010, 08:11 AM   #1
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Name a Modern Classic

This is a game where people nominate cars that are old enough to be out of production but new enough to be usable every day. They can cost only up to $50,000 and cannot be older than from 1980.

In short, something unique and hopefully not produced in the millions.

My first choice will be an S2000.

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Peugeot 205 Gti
Any Ford Sierra/Sapphire Cosworth
Ford Escort Cosworth
Lancia Delta Intergrale
Toyota Celica GT4
TVR any TVR there are loads of models
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Affordable cars:

-Any Porsche 911 is usually a classic later on
-Audi R8
-Mercedes SLS AMG
-BMW M3's usually become semi-classic
-Ferrari 458 Italia
-Lambo Murci and Gallardo will be classic
-Agreed on the S2000, it already is a classic

Below 50K:
-any BMW 1 or 3 series tends to drive tight, so would be a classic...nice power train
-Mini
-S2000
-Subaru STI in a way
-Porsche Boxster comes to mind


There are enough cheap classics out there -- they usually need to be light and/or powerful and drive tight, thats about it.
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Affordable cars:

-Any Porsche 911 is usually a classic later on
-Audi R8
-Mercedes SLS AMG
-BMW M3's usually become semi-classic
-Ferrari 458 Italia
-Lambo Murci and Gallardo will be classic
-Agreed on the S2000, it already is a classic

Below 50K:
-any BMW 1 or 3 series tends to drive tight, so would be a classic...nice power train
-Mini
-S2000
-Subaru STI in a way
-Porsche Boxster comes to mind


There are enough cheap classics out there -- they usually need to be light and/or powerful and drive tight, thats about it.

You consider an sls a gallardo and murci affordable? and a 458 ?? Jeez.

-Buick Grand National
-S2000
-350z Nismo
-Evo MR
-E39 M5
-300zx TT (dad had one amazing car )
-BMW 850i
-3rd Gen RX-7
-3000 GT VR4
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3000 GT VR4
So rare. I don't think I've ever seen a VR4 on the road when these cars were being sold. Just like the 300ZX twin turbo...also a rare one. Definitely classics

Also the Porsche Boxster Spyder is going to be a rare one and a classic in 20 years in my opinion
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this. and add the roadster to the list too.
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Affordable cars:

-Any Porsche 911 is usually a classic later on
-Audi R8
-Mercedes SLS AMG
-BMW M3's usually become semi-classic
-Ferrari 458 Italia
-Lambo Murci and Gallardo will be classic
-Agreed on the S2000, it already is a classic

Below 50K:
-any BMW 1 or 3 series tends to drive tight, so would be a classic...nice power train
-Mini
-S2000
-Subaru STI in a way
-Porsche Boxster comes to mind


There are enough cheap classics out there -- they usually need to be light and/or powerful and drive tight, thats about it.
a lot of the cars you listed have barely been in production 2-3 years
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This is a game where people nominate cars that are old enough to be out of production but new enough to be usable every day. They can cost only up to $50,000 and cannot be older than from 1980.
First, I'll stipulate that a classic is any old car, typically more than 20 years old, while a collectible is a car that is out of production and costs more than its original MSRP for a good example. Based on that criteria:

BMW E30 M3
Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe
Honda S2000 (huge maybe)


Several cars guessed started well over $50k, and still won't work. There will be no collectible V8 Ferraris - not the 360, 430, or 458 (nope, not even the Stradale and such). These cars will follow the same well-worn path as the 3x8 cars and the 355. The same applies to any entry-level platform Porsche - the 968, the 986, and the 987 will never be more than dirt cheap. The so-called special editions (Design Edition, Spyder, CS, R, etc) will decline as well, though we'll see deluded owners asking crazy money for them for years to come.
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First, I'll stipulate that a classic is any old car, typically more than 20 years old, while a collectible is a car that is out of production and costs more than its original MSRP for a good example. Based on that criteria:

BMW E30 M3
Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe
Honda S2000 (huge maybe)


Several cars guessed started well over $50k, and still won't work. There will be no collectible V8 Ferraris - not the 360, 430, or 458 (nope, not even the Stradale and such). These cars will follow the same well-worn path as the 3x8 cars and the 355. The same applies to any entry-level platform Porsche - the 968, the 986, and the 987 will never be more than dirt cheap. The so-called special editions (Design Edition, Spyder, CS, R, etc) will decline as well, though we'll see deluded owners asking crazy money for them for years to come.
I disagree. I think the 308 will be a collectible (very pretty) and I see absolutely no reason why the Solstice will be a classic. At all.
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