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riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
nice try PPNT
Car(s)
MK5 Best GTI
Was looking into euro headlights for the b5 to get rid of the orange reflectors, as thats the only difference with the euro headlights i simply removed them from the headlights i already have haha. Another $500 saved

Before
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abd after
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riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
nice try PPNT
Car(s)
MK5 Best GTI
When you get lift access again
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
The Greater Boston Metropolitan Area
Car(s)
2019 Golf R

riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
nice try PPNT
Car(s)
MK5 Best GTI
sick zinger bro. go get a betta jetta
 

riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
nice try PPNT
Car(s)
MK5 Best GTI
Well curiosity finally killed the cat and I had to know some stats regarding my ricerburnery style of car ownership and how that has affected me.

I did my best to tally up purchase/sell costs, money invested in mods/maintenance because I keep that pretty well tallied, and what was roughly made in parting out on all of my cars.
Note I did recieve 4 of my cars for free because my parents bought me them or they were inherited. but short of the fiero i didn't really make anything on any of them.

Here is the raw data...
CARBUYING PRICESELLING PRICEPURCHASE DATESELL DATEMILES AT PURCHASEMILES AT SALEREGISTRATION / TRANSPORTINGAMOUNT INVESTEDAMOUNT SOLDMONEY LOSTLENTH OF OWNERSHIP (MONTHS)MILES DRIVEN
2000 GRAND AM GT
0​
0​
3/1/2006​
5/1/2006​
40000​
41000​
0​
0​
0​
2​
1000​
1999 MONTE CARLO LS
0​
1000​
5/1/2006​
5/1/2010​
40000​
90000​
0​
-1000​
0​
49​
50000​
2006 COBALT SS
-15000​
3900​
5/1/2010​
4/1/2016​
15000​
80000​
-500​
16000​
10000​
14400​
72​
65000​
2000 TRAILBLAZER
0​
1200​
4/1/2014​
4/1/2015​
100000​
110000​
-500​
-500​
200​
12​
10000​
2006 TACOMA XRUNNER
-14000​
12000​
4/1/2015​
4/1/2016​
97000​
112000​
-500​
-800​
-3300​
12​
15000​
2015 GTI SE
-23000​
22000​
4/1/2016​
2/1/2017​
15000​
24000​
-500​
-6500​
2000​
-6000​
10​
9000​
2012 GTI S
-10000​
8500​
2/1/2017​
11/1/2020​
40000​
80000​
-800​
-13000​
6000​
-9300​
46​
40000​
2016 GTI SE PP
-16500​
15500​
9/1/2019​
3/1/2021​
61400​
73000​
-2000​
-6700​
2900​
-6800​
18​
11600​
2016 AUDI S4 PRESTIGE
-22500​
25000​
1/1/2021​
7/1/2021​
113200​
116216​
-1500​
-6800​
0​
-5800​
6​
3016​
2007 JETTA WOLFSBURG
-3000​
4000​
8/1/2021​
11/1/2021​
134000​
141783​
-500​
-2500​
5500​
3500​
3​
7783​
2015 GOLF R
-24940​
28000​
11/1/2021​
11/1/2022​
65075​
73669​
-2000​
-10316​
2000​
-7256​
12​
8594​
1987 FIERO
0​
7000​
12/1/2021​
8/1/2022​
39000​
42000​
-800​
-600​
0​
5600​
8​
3000​
TOTAL TO DATE:
-128940
128100
759675
983668
-9600
-32716
28400
-14756
250.6
223993
2010 AUDI S4
-11800​
11/1/2022​
162947​
-1195​
-1200​
700​
-13495​
2000 AUDI S4
-13000​
11/1/2022​
121330​
-750​
-200​
-13950​
 

oddspyke

Autocross Champion
Location
Delaware
Car(s)
2016 GTI, 2018 ZL1
Well curiosity finally killed the cat and I had to know some stats regarding my ricerburnery style of car ownership and how that has affected me.

I did my best to tally up purchase/sell costs, money invested in mods/maintenance because I keep that pretty well tallied, and what was roughly made in parting out on all of my cars.
Note I did recieve 4 of my cars for free because my parents bought me them or they were inherited. but short of the fiero i didn't really make anything on any of them.

Here is the raw data...
CARBUYING PRICESELLING PRICEPURCHASE DATESELL DATEMILES AT PURCHASEMILES AT SALEREGISTRATION / TRANSPORTINGAMOUNT INVESTEDAMOUNT SOLDMONEY LOSTLENTH OF OWNERSHIP (MONTHS)MILES DRIVEN
2000 GRAND AM GT
0​
0​
3/1/2006​
5/1/2006​
40000​
41000​
0​
0​
0​
2​
1000​
1999 MONTE CARLO LS
0​
1000​
5/1/2006​
5/1/2010​
40000​
90000​
0​
-1000​
0​
49​
50000​
2006 COBALT SS
-15000​
3900​
5/1/2010​
4/1/2016​
15000​
80000​
-500​
16000​
10000​
14400​
72​
65000​
2000 TRAILBLAZER
0​
1200​
4/1/2014​
4/1/2015​
100000​
110000​
-500​
-500​
200​
12​
10000​
2006 TACOMA XRUNNER
-14000​
12000​
4/1/2015​
4/1/2016​
97000​
112000​
-500​
-800​
-3300​
12​
15000​
2015 GTI SE
-23000​
22000​
4/1/2016​
2/1/2017​
15000​
24000​
-500​
-6500​
2000​
-6000​
10​
9000​
2012 GTI S
-10000​
8500​
2/1/2017​
11/1/2020​
40000​
80000​
-800​
-13000​
6000​
-9300​
46​
40000​
2016 GTI SE PP
-16500​
15500​
9/1/2019​
3/1/2021​
61400​
73000​
-2000​
-6700​
2900​
-6800​
18​
11600​
2016 AUDI S4 PRESTIGE
-22500​
25000​
1/1/2021​
7/1/2021​
113200​
116216​
-1500​
-6800​
0​
-5800​
6​
3016​
2007 JETTA WOLFSBURG
-3000​
4000​
8/1/2021​
11/1/2021​
134000​
141783​
-500​
-2500​
5500​
3500​
3​
7783​
2015 GOLF R
-24940​
28000​
11/1/2021​
11/1/2022​
65075​
73669​
-2000​
-10316​
2000​
-7256​
12​
8594​
1987 FIERO
0​
7000​
12/1/2021​
8/1/2022​
39000​
42000​
-800​
-600​
0​
5600​
8​
3000​
TOTAL TO DATE:
-128940
128100
759675
983668
-9600
-32716
28400
-14756
250.6
223993
2010 AUDI S4
-11800​
11/1/2022​
162947​
-1195​
-1200​
700​
-13495​
2000 AUDI S4
-13000​
11/1/2022​
121330​
-750​
-200​
-13950​
Why is the amount invested on the cobalt and jets positive instead of negative? Were those the gift cars?
 

riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
nice try PPNT
Car(s)
MK5 Best GTI
So that was fun to come up with.

Now since I havent SOLD my current two cars yet I'm not really sure how to include them in my stats, also I just bought them, so I'm leaving them out of some of the fun stats that follow:

Amount of cars owned in total: 15
Total $ spent in purchasing cars: $153,740 including the 2 most recent, or $128940 for previous cars !! wow! Obviously its not like I could have just bought an audi R8 with this $ or something since most every car is bought with $ from selling the last, but its a neat figure to see.
Total $ in selling cars: $128,100 - not TOO bad, that means on average I am actually almost SPOT ON with the purchase price!
However it's downhill from here.
Money spent simply on REGISTRATION (getting plates, paying taxes) and shipping the car to me (as needed, or flying out to get it): $9600. Thats a whopper of a waste of money, though, over the course of some 16 years.
Amount spent/wasted in mods, upkeep and repairs: $64716 !! holy shit :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
However I have sold a fair amount though many cars go away with many mods on them: $28400 not too bad, so about 50% of what I spent I made back. Probably lots lost in the spent portion that I didn't keep track of but overall it can't be too far off.

Now this all means, in total, I have DEFINITELY lost a grand total of $46,756, over the course of 250 months (16 years). That means, on average, I have lost a mere $187.00 per month, something like the price of a cheap car payment monthly.
This all simply blew my mind and I am now convinced that riceburnering is the way to go. If nothing else I'm pretty comfortable with what my homewrecker of a hobby costs
Ninja edit:
I suppose I should really start counthing this sort of # since the first car i bought with my own $ and started dumping $ into, and if thats the case its really more of an average of $309/month lost on my money with all things considered.

A few more fun stats
Total combined months of owning any car (some were held at the same time): 201 months
Longest ownership
: Cobalt SS @ 72 Months, sold it 2 days after paying it off lol
Average ownership: 21 months
Shortest ownership: The 2007 Jetta
(sorry Jay) but some come close
Total miles driven (roughly) 223993 miles! Also I have had work trucks since I was ~20 years old and have probably driven at least another 150,000 on top of that. But those are not technically mine and I don't pay for them so theres that.
On average price of $4/gallon and ~22 MPG (maybe), that means i've spent upwards of $60,000 on gasoline!! So it took about 16 years to spend somewhat close to what my average yearly take home pay is.
Most miles driven:
65000 on the cobalt! What a ride!
Average miles driven during ownership: 18666
Average miles driven since I started ricerburnering on my first gti: 11856 miles per car average.
 
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riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
nice try PPNT
Car(s)
MK5 Best GTI
Why is the amount invested on the cobalt and jets positive instead of negative? Were those the gift cars?
good catch on the cobalt, that changed the outcome of some stats, i lost 16k in modding that thing.
Made money on the jetta because i bought a second jetta and parted it out and sold it so thats how that one worked out, roughly speaking
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
The Greater Boston Metropolitan Area
Car(s)
2019 Golf R
good catch on the cobalt, that changed the outcome of some stats, i lost 16k in modding that thing.
Made money on the jetta because i bought a second jetta and parted it out and sold it so thats how that one worked out, roughly speaking

Since you have to reverse that, it essentially adds $32k to the amount of you've lost. Does your wrap up post include that corrected figure or not?

Edit: Yes, looks like it does.
 

riceburner

Autocross Champion
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nice try PPNT
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MK5 Best GTI
also i think this is something @Acadia18 wanted to see
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riceburner

Autocross Champion
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MK5 Best GTI
Since you have to reverse that, it essentially adds $32k to the amount of you've lost. Does your wrap up post include that corrected figure or not?
yes i ninja edited that and was very dissapointed because before that my average was ~50 a month lost lol
 

riceburner

Autocross Champion
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nice try PPNT
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MK5 Best GTI
huh?
Edit: oh now i get it lol
 
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