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On a home-buyer show the other night we saw one high end home where the guy drives his sports car into an above-ground garage that is actually a huge elevator. Then he flips a switch and the car is lowered to a huge under-ground parlor-type entrance to the home where there is some art-work and his other vehicles lined up near by. Then he gets out and goes down a short walkway to the rest of the home.
I pictured after a hard day's work my Tundra being lowered into a spot next to my brand new Hemi Challenger SRT 392, 70 or 71 440 Cuda, and maybe a couple classic and newer Mustangs. I am more of a muscle guy than an exotic guy, and more likely to end up with a bunch of really loud American vehicles with big engines than a bunch of high-strung Italian ones. The exotic stuff is nice to be seen in or to have for a night out but not what I would want in my garage.
The cost of fuel to operate a 6000 pound 400 horsepower half ton that does 0-60 in under 7 seconds is kind of like the price of oil changes for a Porche 911. If you have to ask you probably can't afford it.
Last edited by eharri3; 11-28-2012 at 10:02 PM.