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Does anybody here have any experience with a Lamborghini?

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  1. kaylanewett

    kaylanewett Power Member

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    I was wondering if anybody here has any experience with a Lamborghini.

    Recently, me and my fiance were thinking about purchasing a used Lamborghini Gallardo. I would like to hear other people's take on them. Is it worth the insurance costs, gas mileage, etc?
     
  2. swagthegame

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    Save your money and buy gold instead....
     
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    Only if you can afford the maintenance. The problem is not the price of the car. You can put down $10,000 on it, and pay a monthly car note and walk out of there with it. But you must be able to afford the insurance, maintenance, gas, mechanic in case something goes wrong. Which will probably alone be about $15,000 a year since used cars have more of a likelihood of defaulting. Hope this helps you.
     
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    Owned one for 8 months, here's my take:

    Cons:

    - Good luck finding a mechanic (a trustworthy one)
    - Be prepared to ALWAYS pre-plan your trips (where am I going to park? are there many bumps in the road? is it a safe area?)
    - Get used to not seeing anything on the road except for what's directly in front of you.
    - Cops hate you.
    - Always worried it's going to get stolen.... Or worse: your house/garage gets broken into, putting your family in danger.
    - Get ready to get your car keyed 5 times per year, out of jealousy.
    - And let's be honest here: you're more likely to get into an accident.... I've never met anyone who owns a lambo that is a consistently responsible driver... Myself included at the time...

    Pros:

    - It's a lambo.
     
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    IMO
    If you are in that ballpark your net worth should be 1 Mil+
    Else, its not worth it.
     
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    just4ivaylo Regular Member

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    Minimum. A $1 million net worth isn't that much these days in some parts of the world.
     
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    Buy a special edition model if possible ie. Baboni or SuperLeggera - as the Gallardo is nearly done or done now, for resale values it would be better to have a limited edition model to retain value. You've now got Audi's blood running through the cars, too, so they will last longer. Check out EVO's buying guide, tells you everything you need to know - evo.co.uk - One last thing.....good choice :)
     
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    Just get a Honda or Toyota. More reliable and better gas mileage, otherwise you are just wasting your money. LOL
     
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    you're a teenager aren't you?

    because in the real world a net worth of 1 million is nowhere near enough to blow any on a lambo.

    a decent fucking house is at least 700K!
     
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    dont buy, you will regret it
     
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    I've got like 5 of those in GTA
     
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    What do you think of this one , My Dream Car

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  14. watley

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    This is stupid advice. Buying a low end car is like buying stuff at Walmart - sure, it's cheap, but it's not very good and it breaks way sooner than something of quality.

    As with most things, the upper-middle end range is the best, unless money is no object. Think BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche. You can get a few year old BMW for the same price as a new Honda.
     
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    I buy and sell this sort of stuff. Personally I could think of 100 different cars to buy before I bought a Lamborghini but if you are decided that this is what you have to have then its not a bad option. I would recomend a Gallardo over a Ferrari for daily use.

    Things to bear in mind. I hope you are not going from a normal car to this. At least start with a porsche cayman or something to get going. I always recommend 911s because a C4 is a car that can be used daily. The Gallardo is the most useable of the Lambos but I still consider them weekend toys. I would rather drive a Toyota Corolla in city traffic.

    Also where you live makes a huge difference. In the Uk you could pick up a good used Gallardo for 50-70K depending on year and miles and use it for a year without losing a fortune. I can think of at least 3 well regarded specialist dealers who do fixed price servicing at £650-£850 so realistically you could own a Lambo, run it fairly cheap and resell it after a year and maybe drop £8000-£12000. You can take a hit that big on a new Ford so I think its about right.

    However thats in the UK where we have lots of these things and supercars in general. If you live in a place where mechanics are scared to look at them and the main dealer charges $350 an hour for labour then have a think again.
     
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    Good share.

    OP, why not just rent one for 2 weeks or 4 in the summer, next summer rent ferrari ...etc.

    http://www.gentlemanluxurycar.com/uk/rent_sportcars

    http://www.p1international.com/how-it-works.php
     
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    Live simply so others can simply live. The happiness a lambo gets you is only temporary.
     
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    I had a Gallardo some years back, I used to own a car dealership so paid trade money which was £45,000 back in 2009.

    E-Gear model eats clutches (and not cheap to replace) tyres as expected not cheap and fuel not brilliant although I have a Maserati now which is even worse.

    The car itself should be pretty reliable and if you buy around £45k mark second hand you shouldnt lose much money when you come to sell on. Its the running costs that hurt, insurance for me I was 35 at the time was only £900 a year but its maintenance that gets dear.

    You'll have fun though if you do go for it! - Oh and remember if you do and then need to sell for whatever reason it can take time... took me a year to sell mine on!
     
  20. watley

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    Agreed. Honestly, if you're buying a Lamborghini, you should be making at least one million per year.