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    While my car is in the shop, instead of spending the $25/day +tax on a rental, I am thinking about buying a $2k - $3k daily driver. Then selling it for just about what I paid for it when I get my car back. I might even do a little fixing up and a nice detail on it and try to sell it for more. My car should be in the shop for at least another two weeks if not more.

    I am thinking about finding an early 90's BMW 3-series or something else in that range. What other cars would you recommend? Do you guys think this is practical?

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    I like the idea...

    I myself would worry about the resell and just the overall hassle with the DMV (title, tax, etc.). Perhaps if you kept the car a bit longer and used it as a run-around/back-up vehicle.

    If you do find a early 90's BMW 3-series and are selling it for around $2K though, let me know! I might just be the guy who buys it from you.

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    It's sound like a good idea if you have the time otherwise not worth the time and hassle. Finding a car, register it, get insurance, sale it, and if something goes out then your screwed. I guess you can do a quick sale and not register it help save money. Ezier to spend the 350.00-450.00 on rental car then getting what maybe good deal to save money or a major pain by buying another car. Good Luck!

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    can't go wrong with an old honda for daily driving

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    I think you are probably better off renting a car and trying to bring your rental to the track because you will learn alot driving something like that.

    I know you well enough to know that if you have a daily driver, you are going to want to gut your TT and make it a full race car. We are all addicts with a serious problem.
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    Civic. Can easily find one for $2000, fix it up and sell it for double.

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    After thinking about this, with all the hassle of buying and selling a car and the DMV stuff, I will keep the rental. Now, if the rental would be getting closer to a thousand or so, then I would consider buying something for the short term.

    Thanks all for your responses

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC3D View Post
    .................. We are all addicts with a serious problem.
    haha, very true. I'm feeling the withdrawal depression after going a month without a track day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlk_f1 View Post
    haha, very true. I'm feeling the withdrawal depression after going a month without a track day.
    Amen brotha!

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