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    Lon's GT3

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    Congratulations!

    Beautiful M Coupe too..

    Enjoy
    Mike

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    Very good picture. I am still a college student and I was wondering what type of careers do you guys have that allows you afford such toys?

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    Very good picture. I am still a college student and I was wondering what type of careers do you guys have that allows you afford such toys?



    May I answer this?
    Some luck, a lot of work, some brains, a lot of luck, some chances and again A LOT OF WORK.

    I once stopped at a fuel station in my former 996 Turbo. A young guy in his VW Golf came straight to me, walked around my car several times and then asked me (without even saying hello or anything else): "who do I have to kill or what bank do I have to rob to be able to drive such a car?".
    These words made me very upset and I didn't find the right words to answer him, just said "a lot of work does the job".
    Then this guy had the guts to tell me that the is no legal job on this planet to be able to afford such a car.
    I stopped talking to this stupid because I was so upset, I almost jumped at him.

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    Thank you RC. I imagine it being a lot of work into purchasing a Porsche but I was asking for specific careers the members of Rennteam have. This is the only forum I go to where most of the members own some pretty intense vehicles while I on the other hand am a third owner of an 1990 RX-7 and looking into purchasing a motorcycle. Its still thrilling forms of transportation but I feel that they might not anything like owning a 911.

    As for your story. I can imagine how frustrating it may be to have a younger person asking some improper questions but what can you do? Thank you for your time.

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    Tetsuo - There is nothing more thrilling than a fast motorcycle (except maybe a shifter-kart which cost less than $10k). However, a Porsche is much safer and more practical

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    Tetsuo, Luck, hard work and taking calculated risks is another response. In my case I bought a business and signed everything I owned over to the bank for collateral. There is nothing like owning your own business to develop your skills. I would highly recommend it, if you have the fortitude.

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    Probably the medical profession has the highest likelihood of success in achieving the sort of income levels necessary to own a new GT3. But, the profession itself is not that important. It is more the drive and goal seeking that will produce the results. As Don said, owning your own business is a great way to get there but I can't emphasize enough the Fortitude quality that he mentioned. The "delayed gratification" concept is one many are not willing to endure but it is often necessary. Owning your own business doesn't mean you start making money right away. You could be working 80 hour weeks for several years before you find success. RC mentions luck and hard work. A lot of hard work and fortitude will create some luck for you.

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    beautiful cars! very nice picture

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    Investment banking (corporate finance, trading, hedge funds...) will get you there fast.
    But you'll be
    working 18 hours a day (incl Week ends for corporate finance)
    have no life,
    be working for someone else,
    have an uncreative and boring job (IMO)
    be a veggie by the time you're 35;)
    So if the Porsche is ALL you're after, then apply to GS, JPmorgan, CSFB, etc etc etc the choice is yours...
    It depends what you're ready to do. Could be a good idea for a couple of years, but in the end, the best way is still to be an entrepreneur.
    Fanch.


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    do something which makes you happy. then you'll be good at it and with a pice of luck (which is necessary always) you'll make it.

    starting your own business is probably the best way. but it's not easy or self-running, it's a lot of work and you'll have to take some risks... a friend of mine in the software business (his company filed chapter 11 some time later btw) once told me: one foot over a cliff, one foot in jail -- but a glass of champagne in your hand no risk no fun
    anyway, i wouldn't do anything just to make money, it's the wrong motivation and makes you very unhappy in the end.

    and of course, to be a little bit crazy and a car nut helps as well. i'm not rich, i'm just willing to spend a lot of money for cars. it's my hobby

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    I agree with everything that was said here by others. But to directly answer your question, I am a doctor and Ben_FR is an investment banker.

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    Hey Doc, what's the cure for GT3 fever?

    Re: Lon's GT3

    Carrera GT Fever!

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    I can't exactly afford a GT3 now (I could but it would be a financial hardship) I figure I can purchase such a car in four years. I've been a software engineer for 12 years. I think if you get a professional job, save for 10 years, you can afford a GT3. You should try to buy a house first though. Hard work and time, that's the key. What's the average age of 996 buyers? Over 40 I bet.









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    I remember reading it somewhere in an article from Porsche actually.
    I don't remember the exact number but it's about right, average age for Carrera owners is roughly 45 whereas it's about 35 for the Boxster.
    That sounds right anyway.
    Fanch.

    Re: Lon's GT3

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    Thank you RC. I imagine it being a lot of work into purchasing a Porsche but I was asking for specific careers the members of Rennteam have.



    I'm a pharmacist and my wife is a doctor (perfect combo ).
    But I have to agree with zzboba: I don't consider myself rich (Bill Gates is rich... ) but wealthy.
    Rich is somebody who can afford anything without having to think twice about spending money on it.
    Maybe a lot of people here on the forum are willing to spend more money for cars than other people.
    The husband of my wife's best girl friend has ten times more money than I have and he drives a 10 year old Audi.
    Not everybody wants to spend a lot of money for a "damn" car.

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    I got my first Porsche when I was 26. I was stationed near Stuttgart in the US Army. I didn't think Porsche was anything special until a friend of mine asked me to drive his 1970 911E from the railroad station where he left it back to the army post. I did so but took a little detour on the autobahn. Five months later I bought a 911T (1971) which cost $6800.

     
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