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So make long story short, my borther and i were talking and he was telling me wow remember this car and that car you had? In total 16 cars and all were invested meaning i modded got bored sold and got another car.

I promised myself that the solstice would be my last modding adventure but with so many other cars its hard to keep it that way so i ask you all this question.

1. How much have you spent on your car so far includes purchase and mods.
2. How long do you plan on keeping it?
3. How do you fight the urge to keep moving along on you car game?

1 - Bought car $16500 + 5200 on mods
2 - Trying to keep it 5+ years
3 - Trying to buy a home instead to control urges of another car
 

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1.More than I like to think about.
2. Forever, unless some fool wants to give away a Farrari
3. Already traded more cars that I wish I still had
 

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All the above
 

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1. I have spent exactly $16,153.01 on my Sol without gas.
2. I plan on having this car until I total it.
3. Never had an urge to trade in my mini Vette!
 

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1. I have spent exactly $16,153.01 on my Sol without gas.
2. I plan on having this car until I total it.
3. Never had an urge to trade in my mini Vette!
I have receipts for $19,980 in paint for the Punisher alone and it's going in for more work next month
 

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Rob i was waiting for your reply lol along some other folks *cough* Venom,NorthernSol etc

So far i think madmods had everyone beat at 50K i cannot bring myself to go that high, my limit is 30k
 

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I'm one of those stupid people who would buy a Vette or Bugatti engine and somehow cram it into my Sol. :D :lol: .... no lie... :yesnod:

But pssh Rob. Trying to top me.. I'm still young, I promise I will have spent more on my car(s) in my lifetime than most people! Not that it's a proud achievement to brag about...
 

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I've spent a little over $21,000:)
Plan on keeping it until hell freezes over, or I can't drive:(
Staying out of debt, and investing for retirement. This also keeps me from going "all out" on mods:thumbs:
 

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Bought the car for around $21k. Only money in it right now is oil and gas plus a plug for one tire. Once my son heads off to college I am going to try and convince my wife it needs one of Werks upgrade packages. Probably keep it forever.
 

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1. I have no idea what the total is, but my wife could probably tell you!
2. No plans to sell.
3. Why fight it? Of course this is coming from a guy whose kids are all out on their own.

I see paint in my future because I just can't tolerate the chips and imperfections I have now. Every time I do the "full monty" of wash, clay, polish, wax and seal (usually twice per year) I get more and more dissatisfied with it.

The wife has asked how much a supercharger costs, so I'm seeing that on the horizon, maybe winter after this one. I could see the $30k you mentioned coming up in a few years. Probably would be my limit also.
 

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1. I have no idea what the total is, but my wife could probably tell you!
2. No plans to sell.
3. Why fight it? Of course this is coming from a guy whose kids are all out on their own.

I see paint in my future because I just can't tolerate the chips and imperfections I have now. Every time I do the "full monty" of wash, clay, polish, wax and seal (usually twice per year) I get more and more dissatisfied with it.

The wife has asked how much a supercharger costs, so I'm seeing that on the horizon, maybe winter after this one. I could see the $130k you mentioned coming up in a few years. Probably would be my limit also.
Fixed it for ya!:thumbs:
 

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Rob i was waiting for your reply lol along some other folks *cough* Venom,NorthernSol etc

So far i think madmods had everyone beat at 50K i cannot bring myself to go that high, my limit is 30k
Ahhhh

No.

Current "replacement cost" of the car alone is right at $80k if for some reason it was a total loss, stolen or went into orbit.


That does not include the supporting elements and things like second set of wheels and tires, second set of interior configuration, alternate fenders, the Punisher trailer, the Punisher F150 support vehicle, coffee cups, custom painted show floor, custom painted cooler, refrigerator magnets, Punisher pens, cards, website, bumper stickers, calendars, key chains, Punisher M&Ms . . .

Punisher Mods
Pontiac Solstice GXP
Motagi DV5 wheels
Tires for Motagi wheels
Factory Painted wheels
Custom painted / carbon fiber dipped factory wheels
Anodized lug nuts
DDM custom fuse box cover
DDM LS3 / 480 conversion
Printed boomarang dash
Chip Magic Custom Paint exterior overall
Chip Magic hood mural - fire blanket
Chip Magic hood mural - directly painted on underside of hood
Chip Magic powder coated exhaust
Chip Magic Custom Wheel centers (3 sets)
Chip Magic custom painted grills
Chip Magic Custom Motagi Wheel Paint (phase one)
Chip Magic Custom Motagi Wheel Paint (phase two)
Chip Magic Custom painted engine caps / covers
Chip Magic custom painted headlights
Chip Magic custom painted tail lights
Chip Magic custom painted backup lights
Chip Magic custom painted dashboard
Chip Magic Custom painted / printed engine covers
Chip Magic Custom Door Hinge Cover Plates
RWR Custom cold air intake - custom painted
Chip Magic custom painted rear valance
LED lighting
BC Coil Overs
JPM custom seat covers
DDMpro beam
Punisher valve caps
DDM Transmission Tunnel Brace
Apple IPOD
Escort 9500i Red
GM Luggage Rack / custom painted
GMR headlights
JPM Custom Center Console Pad
JPM Custom Door Centers
JPM Custom Door Outers
JPM Custom grab handls
JPM custom shift knob
JPM Custom Visor Covers
JPM Seatbelt Retention Loops
JPM Adjustable Shifter
Katzkin Custom Seat Covers
Norms Rear Facia
Vertical doors + Installation
Windrestrictor "Punisher" Type 2 Dual Side Etching
Windrestrictor "Patriotic" Type 2 Dual Side Etching
Windrestrictor Punisher Edge Lit Art Garage
Windrestrictor Punisher Edge Lit Art Man Cave
Windrestrictor Punisher / custom painted illuminated door sills
Vital Signs custom sineage "Punisher"
Vital Signs custom "Punisher" standee
Custom brake caliper covers
Rear Wing
Red on Black custom painted buttress plugs
Black on Red custom painted buttress plugs
Carbon fiber printed custom painted buttress plugs
Punisher edition F150
Punisher F150 paint
Puisher F150 tires / custom wheels
Punisher car hauler
Punisher car hauler custom paint
 

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I bought retail new (only sure way up here to get a coupe - there were very few available). I spent a few thousand on doing what I wanted to do, all in the first 3 months of ownership and nothing since. It is the way I want it (possibly some additional modding after warranty) and the way I'll keep it as long as I own it.

Given that one of my cars has been in my stable for 43 years, another for almost 40 and even my Fiero has been owned for 23 years, I can't see parting with the coupe in the near future. Although I did have an interesting offer on my Italian sports car recently - if that goes, I might possibly add a replacement.
 

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I bought retail new (only sure way up here to get a coupe - there were very few available). I spent a few thousand on doing what I wanted to do, all in the first 3 months of ownership and nothing since. It is the way I want it (possibly some additional modding after warranty) and the way I'll keep it as long as I own it.

Given that one of my cars has been in my stable for 43 years, another for almost 40 and even my Fiero has been owned for 23 years, I can't see parting with the coupe in the near future. Although I did have an interesting offer on my Italian sports car recently - if that goes, I might possibly add a replacement.
LOL

You have many cars you like and spend time and money to keep to your satisfaction. I have the one. :thumbs:

Well, two if you count the wife's Sky but she steadfastly refuses my attempts to "improve" her car.:willy:
 

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LOL

You have many cars you like and spend time and money to keep to your satisfaction. I have the one. :thumbs:

Well, two if you count the wife's Sky but she steadfastly refuses my attempts to "improve" her car.:willy:
When I was a callow youth (bought my first car at 16 as I needed to be able to get to university) I'd waffle around about what I wanted to do with a car - couldn't leave anything stock, but made some wrong turns and learned from them.

Now that I am an old git, I at last learned what will and what won't send the car in the direction I want, which saves a bunch of time and money.
I'd ordered the GMPP kit before I even took delivery of the car (put a deposit on it but needed a week to break the news to the wife and get her to run me over to pick the new car up).

Finding out what did and didn't work was made far easier by haunting sites like this on an intensive search for information - in gratitude for which I often respond to newbies in the same position, as I note, do you, trying to save them making mistakes with wrong information.

Sadly, I don't have that much time to spend on the car hobby - I have a race car I haven't got around to using for several years - I barely manage to attend a couple of car gatherings a year. I do manage to use about 4 sports cars a year, which is a lot because all but the Solstice and Fiero are on collector plates and usable only for non-work trips.

As for your wife's car, you can always tell her you want to spruce up the engine for her to make it more reliable (women love reliability!) and slip a new slightly different spec turbo or something in there. I managed to completely restore our MGC at home, telling my wife I was helping out a friend, and then gave it to her for a birthday, without her ever suspecting a thing!
 

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Ahhhh

No.

Current "replacement cost" of the car alone is right at $80k if for some reason it was a total loss, stolen or went into orbit.


That does not include the supporting elements and things like second set of wheels and tires, second set of interior configuration, alternate fenders, the Punisher trailer, the Punisher F150 support vehicle, coffee cups, custom painted show floor, custom painted cooler, refrigerator magnets, Punisher pens, cards, website, bumper stickers, calendars, key chains, Punisher M&Ms . . .

Punisher Mods
Pontiac Solstice GXP
Motagi DV5 wheels
Tires for Motagi wheels
Factory Painted wheels
Custom painted / carbon fiber dipped factory wheels
Anodized lug nuts
DDM custom fuse box cover
DDM LS3 / 480 conversion
Printed boomarang dash
Chip Magic Custom Paint exterior overall
Chip Magic hood mural - fire blanket
Chip Magic hood mural - directly painted on underside of hood
Chip Magic powder coated exhaust
Chip Magic Custom Wheel centers (3 sets)
Chip Magic custom painted grills
Chip Magic Custom Motagi Wheel Paint (phase one)
Chip Magic Custom Motagi Wheel Paint (phase two)
Chip Magic Custom painted engine caps / covers
Chip Magic custom painted headlights
Chip Magic custom painted tail lights
Chip Magic custom painted backup lights
Chip Magic custom painted dashboard
Chip Magic Custom painted / printed engine covers
Chip Magic Custom Door Hinge Cover Plates
RWR Custom cold air intake - custom painted
Chip Magic custom painted rear valance
LED lighting
BC Coil Overs
JPM custom seat covers
DDMpro beam
Punisher valve caps
DDM Transmission Tunnel Brace
Apple IPOD
Escort 9500i Red
GM Luggage Rack / custom painted
GMR headlights
JPM Custom Center Console Pad
JPM Custom Door Centers
JPM Custom Door Outers
JPM Custom grab handls
JPM custom shift knob
JPM Custom Visor Covers
JPM Seatbelt Retention Loops
JPM Adjustable Shifter
Katzkin Custom Seat Covers
Norms Rear Facia
Vertical doors + Installation
Windrestrictor "Punisher" Type 2 Dual Side Etching
Windrestrictor "Patriotic" Type 2 Dual Side Etching
Windrestrictor Punisher Edge Lit Art Garage
Windrestrictor Punisher Edge Lit Art Man Cave
Windrestrictor Punisher / custom painted illuminated door sills
Vital Signs custom sineage "Punisher"
Vital Signs custom "Punisher" standee
Custom brake caliper covers
Rear Wing
Red on Black custom painted buttress plugs
Black on Red custom painted buttress plugs
Carbon fiber printed custom painted buttress plugs
Punisher edition F150
Punisher F150 paint
Puisher F150 tires / custom wheels
Punisher car hauler
Punisher car hauler custom paint
That list is as long as each piece of clothing I own... :willy:

Rich kids... :brentil:
 

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Hey Rob, Can I borrow your wallet?

Ya know, when I was growing up, I had a 78 TA that was my baby and I spent countless hours and dollars on getting it right. if I had a dollar for everytime I heard I could have a new car for what I spent on it, I could probably retire. had it for a few years, met my wife, got married and had a kid and sold it on a whim for $1,500. After that, the only modding I did was I put a sound system in EVERY car I owned since then. I bought the 73 Vette in June 2010 for 12500 and probably put 8 grand into it and sold it this year for 15,000. It brought back memories and I completely enjoyed it. Now that I have the GXP, I really don't think I'm going to spent that much on it. Gonna change the sub, solo cat and exhaust, tune and some minor lighting and I think that's it. However, I really really would like to throw a V8 in the thing and get some rims like topdowneh but that's it for sure. Plan on keeping it forever as well as the 06 if my son doesn't completely destroy it before he decides to get something else. I told him he can have it to drive but it does not get sold or traded in.
 

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Rob - you bring to mind a line from Beverly Hills Cop where Axel Foley says to his colleague:

"Billy, we gotta talk."
 

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That list is as long as each piece of clothing I own... :willy:

Rich kids... :brentil:
No argument with the length of Rob's list of Punisher embellishments, but he's definitely not rich or a kid.

I prefer to think of him as an older fellow with a bit of discretionary income. This is a classification that applies to a bunch of us on this forum.

Just a word of warning from one of those who are still tolerating your posts because of your youth and your willingness to learn . . . :toetap: :big-grin: :dthumbs:
 
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