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You won the lottery... now buy your family members cars!

Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by agup48, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. kcassady

    kcassady Rookie

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  2. djui5

    djui5 F1 Veteran

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    Depending on how much you won, buying a few cars for your family might not make a difference :)
     
  3. Ducky355

    Ducky355 Formula Junior

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    Exactly.. If I ever won, I am going to some undisclosed location in Europe... Build a moat around my house followed by an extremely rough and secluded driveway.... and then I would 3 Uni-Mogs for myself.

    My parents are well off but could careless about what they drive and what I would buy them They aren't car people. My dad wouldn't mind another boat though.
     
  4. 250californiafan

    250californiafan Formula 3
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    Mom: Maserati GranTurismo
    Dad: Porsche Turbo
    Sister: BMW M3 Convertible
     
  5. BMW.SauberF1Team

    BMW.SauberF1Team F1 World Champ

    Dec 4, 2004
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    Dad: BMW M5
    Mom: Porsche 911 cab
    Brother: Nissan GTR
    Me: nothing. I don't want people hitting me up for money. ;)
     
  6. Pedro

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    Mom: BMW 135i Coupe (she's small and doesn't like the sun beating down on her)
    Dad: Schwinn Paramount P-15 (he doesn't drive much)
    Brother: 512 TR
    GF: MB SLK55
    Dog: '69 El Camino SS396
     
  7. Silver37

    Silver37 Formula Junior

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    #32 Silver37, Dec 5, 2008
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    Dad: Maserati QP
    Mom: Cayenne Turbo
    Sister: maybe an S5
    Brother: Cayenne Turbo ( he loves that car)
    Me: an F430 Spyder
    Grandparents: MB E Class
     
  8. JohnLClark

    JohnLClark Karting

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    Mom Cadillac SRX or Nissan Murano
    Dad Ford Edge
    Oldest Sister Tor Red (Hemi Orange) Dodge Challenger SRT with 6 speed manual
    Middle Sister Jeep Wrangler 4 door
    Youngest Sister Find her 85 Mustang SVO or new Shelby GT500
    Brother in Law (youngest sister) Ford F150 King Ranch 4x4
    Ex Brother in Law (middle sister) Ticket for a seat on the bus to Hell

    Of course everybody gets a gas card
     
  9. Stikyone

    Stikyone Rookie

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    I agree on giving expensive cars as gifts are bad ideas. I would rather pay off my family members' bills or add the cars to my collection and lend them out. Maintenance and insurance would be a burden on the recipient IMO.

    Dad: 1967 Shelby GT500 or Daytona Spyder
    Mom: Ferrari California
    Brother: F430 Scuderia or NSX
    Sister: M6 convertible
    Me: F40 and F50
     
  10. brownsgolf

    brownsgolf Formula Junior

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    #35 brownsgolf, Dec 6, 2008
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    Mom: Range Rover Sport
    Dad: BMW Z4M
    Sister 1: BMW 335Xi
    Sister 2: Audi A4
    Me: Ferrari Testarossa, 430, BMW M3
     
  11. P.P.

    P.P. Rookie

    Jan 29, 2008
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    Mom: 68 Corvette convertible with modern engine, transmission and brakes. She`s always wanted one as a shopping-car.
    Dad: He`s pretty happy with his 996, so that`s difficult... Something moore track-biased perhaps? A Cayman with all the mecanical parts from a GT3RS.
    Sister and brother in law: So NOT interested in cars or taking care of them. A Lexus RX400h would probably do the trick. Reliabel, safe, comfortable and free of congestioncharge.
     
  12. Pantera

    Pantera F1 Rookie

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    Where going to the local chevy dealership!.

    Ill put it that way. :D.
     
  13. fiorano94

    fiorano94 F1 Veteran

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    #38 fiorano94, Dec 6, 2008
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    Mom: Acura MDX
    Dad: S2000 CR, 2005 NSX, 2001 NSX, Audi R8
    Brother: 2009 BMW M3
    Me: Ariel Atom, Noble M12 GTO, Bentley Arnage, Corvette ZR1
     
  14. mseals

    mseals Global Moderator
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    For Mom and Dad?

    Open Checkbook at the local Chevy, Buick, Cadillac dealership...

    For my four brothers: Nothing for 3 of them, but for the public school teacher, see above...

    For the kids: Trust Funds with an annual allowance...

    Mike in Kuwait
     
  15. agup48

    agup48 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    This is just for fun seeing what you would buy for your family members. I would probably do what would do as well.
     
  16. Blue4reF1

    Blue4reF1 Formula 3

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    Dad: Ferrari 599 in Black (I'm almost certain that's his dream car)
    Mom: SL63 (She has a SL55 right now and it's the only car she would ever want so I think a SL63 would be the only step up for her ;)
    Brother: 2010 Camaro (His dream car)
    Me: Ferrari F430 Scuderia Spider 16M =]
     
  17. dave_fonz_164

    dave_fonz_164 Formula 3

    Mar 11, 2004
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    Dad........Land Rover LR3,Autobianchi A112 Abarth
    Mom.......Jeep GrandCherokee
    Sister.....Volvo C70
    Brother...GrandCherokee SRT8

    Me.........Maserati Granturismo GTS Hamann
     
  18. stradleboy

    stradleboy Formula Junior
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    Dad 69 pontiac GTO, 01 550
    Mom 09 cayenne S, 09 quattroporte
    Me 04 challenge stradle, 09 cayenne turbo s, 04 360 modena 6-speed, 08 599 f1
     
  19. Freelander

    Freelander Formula Junior

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    #44 Freelander, Dec 7, 2008
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    Hm, interesting thread!

    Dad - An original 427 Cobra. He loves 'em.
    Mom - Probably any kind of new Lexus, like a LX570.
    Sister - She'd be really hard to buy for, I'm not sure what she'd like. Probably something simple like a Mustang GT, she likes those I think.
    Girlfriend (Not family but I'd kinda feel obligated to buy her something) - Mazda RX8 or Nissan 370Z. She loves both those.

    Myself - Saleen S7 TT, maybe a Maserati MC-12 also.

    EDIT: I'd definitely have to hook my best friend up, too. He'd probably take an Aston Martin Vanquish S.
     
  20. GG

    GG Formula 3

    Feb 21, 2008
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    Mom: Mercedes R-Class (she loves Mercedes but she's scared of anything with over 180hp)

    Brother: Blank cheque to buy whatever he wants (pretty sure he would want a Cayenne GTS and an Aston Martin DBS

    Best friend (practically my brother): Range Rover Sport and a 997 Carrera

    Me: As many uniquely optioned Stradales as I could find

    Father's side of the family: A picture of the cheque with my name on it (I hate them)

    Mother's side of the family: Nothing. Even after winning the lottery, they would probably still be better off than me
     
  21. Ryan S.

    Ryan S. Two Time F1 World Champ
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    All get S8s. Dad gets any Ferrari of his choice and whatever Truck he wants and basically any thing else he wants. Mom would not want any thing but the A8. Bros would get a truck, Ferrari, and Porsche or two....
     
  22. prudence

    prudence Karting

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    My parents aren't into cars at all so they would probably be bothered with a Bentley-priced car which they didn't appreciate.

    Mom & Dat: BMW X6 : Ford F-250 King Ranch Diesel : Mercedes E-Class

    Brother & Sister-in-law: Ford Raptor SVT : Ferrari F430 : BMW M5
     
  23. The Ape

    The Ape Formula 3

    Feb 28, 2007
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    Almost my entire family drive Prius'.......They think Im a wasteful, horrible, earth plundering pig..........I still love them and thank them for offsetting my carbon footprint!

    I would buy them all Hummers!!!!!!!
     
  24. TexasF355F1

    TexasF355F1 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    LOL.

    Dad: '56 Chevy Belaire, TR6, probably something modern.

    Mom: Probably a Mercedes SL55 AMG, she's mentioned she likes the SL's. Probably a SUV.

    Me: Endless possibilities.
     
  25. zoRob

    zoRob Formula 3

    Oct 31, 2006
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    Cambs, UK
    Dad: Austin Healey in red/cream
    Mum: SL65 Black Edition
    Brother: Supercharged VXR8
     

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