$100,000 Fantasy Garage Challenge: Big Chris
2010 Subaru Forester - $15,000 - These are readily available at this price, and I'm kinda in the market for one as we write this. I want something that will get through the Minnesota winters. Something I can throw junk in the back of. Something that will house my growing son for some time to come. Something I'll be able to drive for a long time, and something I won't be completley bored with. I think this will do all that and then some. And it gets better gas mileage than my current van.
1981 Corvette - $12000 – I’m leaving an additional $2500 here for tune up, minor repairs, and the remainder for a sound system and new tires. This isn't my dream Corvette, but with the limits of this challenge I could live with this car. You may be thinking, "Why this when the Viper is already in the stable?" Because this would be my weekend car, the one that gets driven with some regularity, whereas I wouldn't do that with the Viper.
1964 Cadillac Coupe de Ville - $4500 - This is my long term project car. I figure I’ll drop $10,000-12,000 on upgrades, repairs & paint. I’m not looking to make it a show car, just a cruiser. This is my after church, low and slow, sitting at the drive in car. It's big and American and I love it! And if I ever become homeless, you'll find me living in here. This is the combination of some of my wants. I had a '75 Chevy Impala and loved it, so it scratches the big car itch. I love the '64 Impala too, so it was a consideration, but I also just love the huge old land yacht Caddies, so this covers it all.
2009 Honda CR-V EX-L - $20000 - Gotta Keep the wife happy, so this has to be in the fleet since she needs a new ride. I actually like the CR-V's, but am very partial to the EX-L line with the much nicer creature comfort options that are included.
2013 Honda Fury - $15,000 – I got a few options above the base that I want including ABS that gets me to this price. I already have a touring bike that I like (below), and would just like something different, cocky, and fun.
I’m keeping my 1982 Honda Gold Wing which I’ll value at $2000. Since it was given to me, I don't have any cost into it, but to be fair I'll count it anyhow.
1990 Ford F-150 $995 - All remaining $$$ (up to $3100) goes into repairs & upgrades to the F-150. Every garage needs a beater truck. Whether it is to tow a dead vehicle, move plywood, or haul a new fridge. I don't expect to drive this much, but will keep it running and it'll probably always be parked behind the garage rather than in it.
I was tempted to go crazy and give a list like $70,000 for an Ariel Atom and then split the remain $30,000 on a daily driver and a motorcycle, but that just doesn't seem realistic. Sure, one could argue my getting the $100,000 for this challege isn't realistic either...