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What kind of car will you buy if you hit big?

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What kind of car will you buy if you hit big?

BMW [ 14 ]  [12.39%]
Lexus [ 3 ]  [2.65%]
Mercedes Benz [ 20 ]  [17.70%]
Aston Martin [ 8 ]  [7.08%]
Toyota [ 11 ]  [9.73%]
Honda [ 7 ]  [6.19%]
Ford [ 7 ]  [6.19%]
Lamborghini [ 7 ]  [6.19%]
A Hybrid Car [ 10 ]  [8.85%]
Drive the one I have [ 26 ]  [23.01%]
Total Valid Votes [ 113 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 14 ]  
sfilippo's avatar - skull
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Posted: August 5, 2007, 8:03 am - IP Logged

A Toyota for the wife and a GM truck for me.

Smiley Steve

    Litebets27's avatar - power
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    Posted: August 5, 2007, 8:40 am - IP Logged

    How about the new Moller's flying car?

    flying car

     

    The two-passenger, saucer-shaped craft, inspired by The Jetsons, is powered by eight of the company's Rotapower engines. The vehicle is designed to take off and land vertically, travel at ten feet in the air (in ground effect), and glide over virtually any terrain at 75 to 100mph. Moller expects the price to be around $100,000 if he gets enough orders for it. Get more details and watch

    The link below shows a much sportier looking one that I would definitely buy.

     

    http://www.moller.com/

     

    I can visualize me fling down I-95 to work in the red one, at 0700. Uhumm, I wonder what the brakes are like?

    litebets

    Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

    Come on Jackpot!!!

      Litebets27's avatar - power
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      Posted: August 5, 2007, 8:42 am - IP Logged

      I was thinking ... When people say "gas", their are probably talking or writing about Gasoline.

      When you are talking about gas, are you talking about gas like cooking gas? There are cars that traveler using cooking gas.

      Petrol (and its derived products) is widely know in the industry. 

      Hybrid cars, are you talking about what type of hybrid?

      In fact, I also wanted some car that could use Solar Energy or Water.

      There should be some cars that are "hybrid" and could use electric energy and some form of gasoline. 

      Anyway, first I probably will need a Driver License.

             

                Green laugh

      Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

      Come on Jackpot!!!

        four4me's avatar - gate1
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        Posted: August 5, 2007, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

        four4me, I don't know where you got your information, but if you go to the government safety site, http://www.safercar.gov/  you can get a list of the ratings.  The Acura RL got the highest rating (5 stars) as did a few other vehicles.  I realize that the RL is more than I said I'd spend (around $45,000) but the TSX also got high ratings, just not 5 stars across the board.  Even the Hyundai Sonata at less than $20,000 got a high score.

        "why on earth would you drive your current car when you have won the jackpot you can upgrade to a newer safer vehicle. Donate or give you old car to someone else."

        Your post sounds as if the members here are all driving cars in poor condition without airbags and seatbelts.  My Camry got 5 stars in almost all categories.  Anyway, as someone once wrote "The only really safe car is the one that stays in the garage."  The reason I would keep my car is it has less than 30,000 miles on it, 4 new tires and it would make no sense to me to get rid of it.

        I definitely agree with you about safety.  If I were driving an older model without front and side airbags or a high crash test rating, I would definitely buy a safer car.  That said, I don't have children and rarely have passengers in the back seat.  Anyway, I think you make a valid point and your heart is in the right place, but I disagree you have to spend a fortune to drive a safe car.

        here is MSN lists of top rated cars also.

        http://money.cnn.com/popups/2006/autos/iihs/index.html

        what i said is is a generalization of how some people might want to think about when they win a major jackpot.

        As an vehicular mechanic and machinist i can tell you no car is truly safe on the roads. Especially when confronted with some big trucks. We had a prominent orthopedic surgeon and his wife here in Maryland that was run over by and 18 wheeler while he was driving his Hummer H2 both were killed.

        I have a family with children and grand children i bought a Kia Sedonia mini van new in 03 for the wife and kids while it is rated as one of the best mini's i don't feel safe driving it. 

        When people win a major lottery and decide to buy a car/van/truck/suv or whatever, regardless of whom you are think about owning at least one safe vehicle as your daily driver. While i understand that many lottery winners buy all types of vehicles most probably don't even think about the safety factor. They just want a newer vehicle to replace their old one.

        And even if you bought a new car a week before you win the lottery once you turn on the key and drive it off the lot it's used.

        Basically what i am saying is no matter what you buy to drive remember that you are a millionaire and you must take care of yourself so you can live long enough to enjoy your windfall.

        I heard about a guy who won some big bucks he decided he wanted to buy a new Harley Davidson. As he was leaving the dealership he gunned the engine dropped the clutch and about a 1/4 mile down the road from the dealership ran smack dab into a concrete bridge at about 100 mph. A few of the Harley dealers were on the lot watching him leave and saw the whole mess. I don't have to tell you the rest.

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          Posted: August 5, 2007, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

          Hmmm, you did say hit it big right, well Im digging that Benz Maybach (sp?)

          or a Rolls Royce Phantom and you cant go wrong with the Bently, the sporty one

          for me.  And I'd have to do a truck or two perhaps the Navigator or the Infinity truck

          I do understand some of the conservative choices that alot of you made but whats the

          point in being rich if Im not going to spend some.  Buying high end cars means they should

          last.  I wouldnt purchase anymore after that though.  They dont appreciate like real estate

          BUY CARS USEDWink

          Men Lie Women Lie Numbers Dont

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            Posted: August 5, 2007, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

                                    1977 cadillac

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              Posted: August 5, 2007, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

              Do I really need to say why I would want the aston martin?

              voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

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                Posted: August 5, 2007, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

                Well let's see: Mom wants a PT Cruiser, Dad wants a new Pickup, I want a Hybred and Escalade, and I would also like to fix up my Mercury Tracer. I love my little car it just whips in to those tight parking spaces. However my one dream car is a Dusenburgh.

                 

                                  Partygood luck to all that play!!

                  justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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                  Posted: August 5, 2007, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

                  Thanks for the link, four4me.  As I already wrote, I agree with you about safety.  That's a good reason to get a new car.  You also have to feel good about whatever you are driving.  People always told me what a great car a Camry is and I'm really not too crazy about the ride. However, the reason I wrote I'd probably hang onto it for a while is that I wouldn't want to begin a shopping spree or become frivolous with my money. Since I bought my car in 2006 and financed it, I'd be throwing money away, although I'm not upside down.  Yes, a car would make a great donation, as you suggested, so that's a possibility. My first thought was "if I claim my prize, take a vacation, buy a new car, jewelry, clothes, etc., I'll be traveling on that path to bankruptcy" like many of the winners we read about on this board.  So, even though I definitely would change my lifestyle considerably over time, I would want to do it slowly and prudently.  I was looking at all the foreclosures (a record number) and there are many homes in upscale neighborhoods being offered or auctioned.  Sometimes people think that only the working class can lose everything, but poor planning can have a dramatic effect on anyone.

                  A side note:  It's Sunday and I woke up to the sound of glub, glub, glub, which was my bathtub filling up with sewerage (again.)  The toilet didn't work either.  Thank goodness the people next door had the same problem, since I've been complaining for a long time.  Now maybe someone will take action.  Anyway, on days like this I wake up wishing I hit the big one last night.  A new car would be the last thing on my mind.  I guess it's all relative, isn't it?  I'd say "screw you" to the owner, rent a place on the beach and look for a house.  So I guess in that case I would be wasting a little money, but at least I could happily flush my heart out!

                    Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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                    Posted: August 5, 2007, 3:06 pm - IP Logged

                    I would buy a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and a 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.Cool

                    Gonna win.Big Smile

                      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                      Posted: August 5, 2007, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

                      It's nice to plan what to do if you win big, but it's nicer to win big first even if you don't have any plans.  Has anyone developed a plan to do that?

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                        Posted: August 5, 2007, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

                          Another guilty pleasure, truly just for fun -  Mini-Cooper, Safety-Yellow, Coal Trim and Top, Chromed out. 

                                                 On no, not safe to drive, I'd just park it in the bed of my Tacoma or Dodge Hemi and carry it around with me. 

                                                                    The best of both worlds.    Cool

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                          Posted: August 5, 2007, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

                          I would buy a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and a 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.Cool

                          Roll Eyes lol  I hope not to see U here -> http://wreckedexotics.com  after U buy those toys

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                            Posted: August 5, 2007, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

                            another Toyota

                            love to nibble those micey feet.

                             

                                                         

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                              Posted: August 5, 2007, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

                              That looks like a SMART car's baby.!!  Saw one yesterday--they are scarey, but in a cute way.

                               

                              LOL