What's the point of buying expensive cars?

Amazon / Eng bFDiq
Nov 17 59 Comments

Porche, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, etc are a waste of money. After a certain price point, the overall comfort and safety are just the same in Honda, Toyota, Subaru, etc. In the end, it is about gas vs all-electric: Tesla or No tesla.

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  • New ieig64
    To get girls
    Nov 17 1
    • Amazon / Eng bFDiq
      OP
      Lame.
      Nov 17
  • Uber fgd135
    IMO real luxury is not having to buy a car at all
    Nov 17 0
  • JPMorgan Chase chaserly
    I rather cry in a Bentley than to cry in a Honda.
    Nov 17 1
    • Wayfair hitman047
      How about crying in a Bentley powered by a Honda engine?
      Nov 17
  • Expedia Group giddyups
    If you think of a car as just transportation, then buy something economical. If you get some intrinsic value out of a luxury or performance vehicle and you can afford it, why not? Some people spend money on travel, others like buying art, some people like the feel of driving something expensive. And some people do nothing with their income and just save. To each their own.
    Nov 17 0
  • Google Rilakkuma
    Why do you want a nicer place to live in? Why do you spend money eating at fancy restaurants? Why do you want to travel in economy premium/business class/first class? Why do you buy a bigger TV?
    Nov 17 0
  • New / Eng nightdrive
    I’ve owned a brand new BMW and a 5-year-old Nissan before that.

    Within 2 weeks of owning the BMW I was exactly as happy with it as I was originally with the Nissan, but from that point forward I could no longer tolerate anything less than BMW or similar.

    My average cost of vehicle ownership went up like 1200% since then for every car after the BMW. Net gain in happiness has been practically zero.

    If you aren’t actually interested in cars, the primary reason to own one of these luxury cars is the fact that your vehicle is traditionally used as a direct proxy for how wealthy you are (which is why they can help you appeal to certain women, who are also generally just as disinterested in cars as you are).
    Nov 17 1
  • eBay mj751aMk
    You might need to sit in a Porsche. You’ll feel the difference.
    Nov 17 0
  • Google / Eng 🍑☁️
    The value of money is relative. To a rich enough person, such cars don't cost very much at all.

    For them to worry about the price difference between a Porsche and a Toyota is like for you to worry about the price difference between a $1 or $2 bag of chips.
    Nov 17 7
    • Qualcomm mosfetqcom
      As you start earning more, the extra income should go towards paying off the primary residence. $15k is $15k whether you earn 100k or 750k. Still feel slike $15k is a lot of money at annual household income of 500k+. Salary is salary. It is not the same thing as net worth and until you bring in some serious money so that your annual income trumps others' net worth, it is just stupid to spend so much money on things that depreciate in value. Increase assets, not liabilities.
      Nov 17
    • Apple LC->TC
      There’s plenty that meet your “until” part, 0.01% is a bit exaggerated (1% is already in the 500k I believe). Not to mention many approach life differently, no right or wrong IMO, it’s your own experiment, you live with the results
      Nov 17
    • Google Rilakkuma
      Why do people feel like they are in the right to judge how others spend their money? As long as they are saving and making responsible financial decisions, it's really none of your business. There's no "should".
      Nov 17
    • Apple LC->TC
      I feel sometimes people do that to reassure themselves of the decisions they’ve made and paths they’ve chosen
      Nov 17
    • Microsoft / Eng FoShoMago
      Mosfe I disagree about paying down your primary residence. Instead you should invest the extras money to earn 8%+ interest while only costing you 4%. There is some risk associated with it, but if you can keep making your fixed monthly payments you come out quite a bit ahead.
      Nov 18
  • Amazon kha32283
    Spending money on luxury cars is the dumbest shit ever. Nothing screams dumb and hollow more than excessive spending on material things.
    Nov 17 2
    • RingCentral 🦀—🌲
      Peoples Excessive spending and material things is the backbone of your employer and paying your checks.
      Nov 17
    • Adobe / Eng
      abcdxyz123

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      Have you ever thought about why they exist in the first place then??
      Nov 17
  • New thamind
    You guys are missing the initial statement. Poster has a point, after mid-level luxury cars everything after that is all the same BS. Sure there's some bells n whistles depending on make / model, but in the end it's like a grocery bag vs a Louis Vuitton; the basic premise is that they still can carry the same shit and serve an identical purpose
    Nov 17 2
    • PayPal / IT bPmC30
      grocery bag vs LV 😂😂
      Nov 17
    • Adobe / Eng
      abcdxyz123

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      🤣🤣 grocery bag and LV don’t serve the same purpose. Think about standing-out, style etc.
      Nov 17
  • T-Mobile whatcanIsay
    Personally, I just love the driving experience of good engineering.

    It's such a gratifying feeling to love your car. Everytime you sit down in it, you just feel happier.
    Nov 18 1
  • New thamind
    Spend money on classic cars, they appreciate in value instead ;)
    Nov 17 1
    • US Navy / Eng fps_doug
      Yes we are in the appreciation era

      Air cooled Porsche 911
      83-85 Audi Quattro
      BMW M3 (the first one, the best one)
      1st gen Camaro

      I'm a car enthusiast, when I get into FAANG these dreams will be possible.

      Just don't be like Kevin Hart
      Nov 17
  • JUUL / Product costanza1
    The comfort is definitely not the same nor is the engineering. Having driven a few BMWs I would say the price is worth it for the performance but only if you can afford the maintenance.
    Nov 17 1
  • Google ShakeBake
    Same reason as people spend extra money to live in luxury apartments and buy luxury handbags.
    Nov 19 7
    • Uber sugarmama
      How is it luxury when it’s a fking box
      Nov 19
    • Google ShakeBake
      An apartment is a box too, no? Regardless google the terms luxury car, luxury bag and luxury apartment and report back what you find
      Nov 19
    • Snapchat / Eng Romantico
      Because if Google saids so, it must be true, right?
      Nov 19
    • Google ShakeBake
      🙄 use an encyclopedia if you don’t believe a basic definition. Someone who works at Snapchat should be intelligent enough to figure that out.

      gonna stop feeding the trolls now
      Nov 19
    • Snapchat / Eng Romantico
      Open your mind and craft your own definitions based on your experience.
      Nov 19
  • Amazon / Eng Albertsuns
    I buy them for the speed. I like to drive really fast.
    Nov 17 2
    • Amazon / Eng QGqA17
      Tesla are really faster than the other cars same money can buy.
      Nov 18
    • Amazon / Eng Albertsuns
      Thats why I have a Tesla :) The fast ones are still really expensive.
      Nov 18
  • EA
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    I spent 100K on Tesla and did not regret at all. Without autopilot, I would not be able to complete my solo road trip across the US
    Nov 18 1
  • Snapchat / Eng Romantico
    OP, please tell us if you've driven one of those. I've driven at least one car of each of the brands you mention and I can't express the excitement in words. It's not about getting transported. It's also not about luxury. It's just about fun in my case.
    Nov 18 0
  • Aspect AvKW75
    Some people need to show off/ stand out. For some it has always been a dream but these people usually buy and realize it was a mistake. I don't think any rational person buys these cars brand new.
    Nov 17 0
  • New / Product
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    Because I can.
    Nov 18 2
    • Amazon rice_eater
      Because you can doesn’t mean you should - Newton
      Nov 19
    • New / Product
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      Okay. Because I want it too.
      Nov 19
  • Facebook liam
    Honda/Toyota/Subaru doesn't have proper autopilot like Mercedes or Volvo. Honda/Toyota sedans doesn't have AWD for winter Tahoe trips. Toyota doesn't have Android auto. Also, even so-called "premium" sound system in these cars sucks.
    Nov 17 1
    • Aspect AvKW75
      The prius is awd and the camry and avalon will be offered in awd for the next year Most 2019/2020 toyota models have android auto.
      Nov 17

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