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  • #46


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    • #47
      Is he still building cars? I stopped by there when in CA 3yrs ago to look at a customer car for sale and he was also working on a new concept. But haven't seen any updates.
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      • #48
        Originally posted by dthami2 View Post
        how many vendettas have you seen in person and driven? 0? that is what i thought. how did you become such an expert on them without experiencing either? how did you know they are just rebodied fieros? i wish i would have had your brilliant knowledge on this subject before i bought both of mine.

        With 70k you can buy a lot of real exotics....

        Sure the Vendetta is a great looking car and all but the max I'd pay for one is $30k, just as with any replica or kit car. Anything beyond 50k you can get a nice 355, Viper, GTR and so on.

        But let's not discount the fact it's a well built car for what it is.

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        • #49
          I don't think you are getting the point. Sure, you might be able to find some worn out exotic (BTW a Viper is hardly an "exotic" lol) for around 100K, but the money you would have to put into it for repairs and maintenance would add up very quickly.
          Ive seen the attitude "they are just kitcars" alot in my days. Ive found that people who say this have never built one for themselves nor have any clue how much time, talent and money goes into making one.

          I paid 10K for my body kit, $6500 for my big brake and wide track suspension kit, $6800 for my OEM wheels and tires, $2100 for my emblems and grills and $2700 for my fiero. That equals $28,100 and the work hasn't even started yet. $30K for a completed car? No offense, but that just shows your ignorance.
          Last edited by murcie-me; 12-04-2015, 12:58 AM.
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          • #50
            Murci-me,

            I could not have said it any better
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            • #51
              Ignorant? I've seen a few of these cars complete on craigslist for under 30k complete. You could also get a nice project with everything you need to complete the build too in most cases. Depends on where you look. There comes a point where it's no longer cost effective to build a replica. Especially when you can get a near new Lotus Evora for $50,000 Which could turn just as many heads as any exotic would. But it's your money. your project. not mine.
              Last edited by VF1Skullangel; 12-10-2015, 04:26 AM.

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              • #52
                You always have to take a fabricating cost in building the car. That is the number one reason 90% of these car fail to get done. It's cheaper to buy a finished car on ebay then to build one. I guarantee you that murci-me has over 50,000 grand in labor cost time on his own car. Now think if you didnt do the work and had to hire a fab guy. Average fab price is 100+ an hour, at least that's what I charge. If you can't fab or glass, don't get into this hobby. You'll end up on the losing end.
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                • #53
                  I really like the coupe version of this car, but I wouldn't want to buy a turnkey. Not that it wouldn't be nice, it's just that I'd rather have the option of doing it myself in order to save money (Plus satisfaction of building your own). I can totally understand the 'near real lambo' price tag on a high quality kit, that is what drew me to replicas/kits in the first place.... A former Ferrari owner that went sour on the ownership experience after the negative effect on resale that occurred from actually driving the car or working on it without precious dealer records, (not to mention the maintenance costs and fragile nature of clutches and other wear and tear items compared to even a Toyota), I wanted something with exotic looks and performance but with the reliability and maintenance costs of a Corvette or Supra. This Gagliardi coupe is just the kind of car I'm thinking of....Lambo looks, but still an original design, powerful but dependable and inexpensive motor options, light weight and great performance...... for someone that really puts miles on their cars, I could see justifying spending nearly used exotic money on a car like this. I could get a Ferrari 360 again for that price, or try a 2004 Gallardo, but other than initial entry price, the similarities in overall cost end right there.....put some significant miles on either and the operating costs will just get higher and higher. Plenty of exotic owners will tell you its exaggerated, but these are the same guys with 04 Ferrari's with 17k miles on them. Hard to rack up big operating costs when the extent of the vehicles 'operations' are a weekend idle in the garage. I'm told the Audi based Lambos like the Gallardo are much cheaper to drive than other exotics, but the clutches are still a small fortune and don't last nearly as long as a manual G50......and they've still got the high cost 30k services that are big $$$.

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