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(Chron)   Men, the bill for your midlife crisis will be $52,000, up $1400 from last year   (chron.com ) divider line
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2013-04-28 03:30:04 PM  
I'd rather have a Nissan GT-R
 
2013-04-28 04:06:50 PM  
This is why I got mine out of the way early.
 
2013-04-28 05:42:35 PM  
52k will be a nice down payment for an apartment in Paris near Moulin Rouge.
 
2013-04-28 05:44:08 PM  
Man, price is too high and it doesn't even look like a Corvette anymore. Car has "sucker" written all over it.
 
2013-04-28 05:45:27 PM  
Just curious, when does middle-age actually start?  My VW CC lease is coming up and I need to know if I need to upgrade to a sports car

/hopefully not there yet
//wants a '66 Mustang convertible
 
2013-04-28 05:45:54 PM  
Is this the Advice tab?

Dear Fark, I've just turned 40 and I'd like my mid life crisis to come in under $1,000 and not get me kicked out by my wife when she finds out about it.
 
2013-04-28 05:47:17 PM  
i306.photobucket.com
 
hej
2013-04-28 05:47:38 PM  
Haters gonna hate. I think the new better is beautiful and will prove to be an excellent car. Purists who are whining that a 3% price hike is too high a cost for technological progress can EABOD.
 
2013-04-28 05:47:57 PM  
Twin Tie Hookers have gone up quite a bit. That price dont even include the coke.
 
2013-04-28 05:48:30 PM  
Hey now, $52,000 seems a little pricey for a reissue G1 Optimus Prime.
 
hej
2013-04-28 05:48:55 PM  

hej: Haters gonna hate. I think the new better is beautiful and will prove to be an excellent car. Purists who are whining that a 3% price hike is too high a cost for technological progress can EABOD.


Better=vette

/farking autocorrect
 
2013-04-28 05:50:23 PM  
What does a weekend in Vegas with a 20 year old hooker/stripper run for nowadays?

Oh, yeah, half of everything I got. So, back to the car....
 
2013-04-28 05:50:40 PM  
Tach it up
Tach it up
Buddy gonna shut you do-o-o-o-o-wn
 
2013-04-28 05:50:42 PM  
I think my ex is going to more than that out of me.
 
2013-04-28 05:51:12 PM  

CruJones: Just curious, when does middle-age actually start?  My VW CC lease is coming up and I need to know if I need to upgrade to a sports car

/hopefully not there yet
//wants a '66 Mustang convertible


30.
 
2013-04-28 05:51:55 PM  
Are you sure about this? $52K would buy a lot of hookerage.
 
2013-04-28 05:52:28 PM  
My mid-life crisis is going to be a custom bobber and a small downtown condo for banging drunk sluts.
 
2013-04-28 05:52:46 PM  
Most of my choices are under half that much, actually.

\Third generation Oldsmobile Cutlass, preferably '72 or '68
\\Dad had both, then a '79, then an '85 Calais - my first car
\\\Oh, and his first car was a '64 Impala
\Needless to say, I have his taste in cars
 
2013-04-28 05:53:12 PM  
Before clicking link I decided that if it wasn't the new vette, I was going to look up the price for one. This car set the standard for the mid-life crisis
 
2013-04-28 05:53:21 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: CruJones: Just curious, when does middle-age actually start?  My VW CC lease is coming up and I need to know if I need to upgrade to a sports car

/hopefully not there yet
//wants a '66 Mustang convertible

30.


lol
 
2013-04-28 05:53:48 PM  
Not my kinda car. But I never really understood why this would be considered a midlife crisis. Finally being able to comfortably afford a car you've always wanted seems pretty normal.
 
2013-04-28 05:54:50 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: My mid-life crisis is going to be a custom bobber and a small downtown condo for banging drunk sluts.


$52,000 will buy a lot of beer.
 
2013-04-28 05:56:17 PM  
Save 2 Grand.

asset2.cbsistatic.com
 
2013-04-28 05:56:24 PM  
Doesn't an ariel atom start at $40k or so? If that's the case, why buy the vette for a ridiculous show-off car?
 
2013-04-28 05:56:42 PM  

CruJones: Just curious, when does middle-age actually start?  My VW CC lease is coming up and I need to know if I need to upgrade to a sports car

/hopefully not there yet
//wants a '66 Mustang convertible


I'm 38 and thinking the same thing, my beater 4x4 Ranger is on it's last leg.

I'm looking for a Classic muscle car or new Dodge Challenger... or maybe a 62 Cadillac...

I'm leaning toward the new Challenger...
 
2013-04-28 05:56:54 PM  
I wish!!!

My so-called "mid-life crisis" consists of wanting photography gear - and good stuff too (like a Canon 5D Mk3, good L-series glass and probably some ProFoto lights).  Maybe if I got it all at once: $20k total.  If I had to spend $52k, duplicate bodies and glass and probably some other toys to play with.

Do I win?
 
2013-04-28 05:57:20 PM  
I just got a Pathfinder book, and some more dice, for mine.

That was about 1/2000 of a Corvette.
 
2013-04-28 05:58:57 PM  
I'm going to buy a Geo Metro, that way people will think I have a 12 incher.
 
2013-04-28 05:59:00 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: CruJones: Just curious, when does middle-age actually start?  My VW CC lease is coming up and I need to know if I need to upgrade to a sports car

/hopefully not there yet
//wants a '66 Mustang convertible

30.


======================

I want Steve McQueen's Mustang from Bullitt.

pictures.topspeed.com

I also want a 24 year old Jacqueline Bisset .  If I can only have one, I'll take the Mustang.

www.stevemcqueensite.com
 
2013-04-28 05:59:43 PM  
"Wow, I want a Corvette."

"Oh, you're just young and stupid and trying to show the world how big your wee wee is."

"Wow, I busted ass 30 years and now I can afford a Corvette."

"Oh, you're just trying to hang on to your youth and you look a fool."
 
2013-04-28 06:00:39 PM  

Fissile: Quantum Apostrophe: CruJones: Just curious, when does middle-age actually start?  My VW CC lease is coming up and I need to know if I need to upgrade to a sports car

/hopefully not there yet
//wants a '66 Mustang convertible

30.

======================

I want Steve McQueen's Mustang from Bullitt.

[pictures.topspeed.com image 600x375]

I also want a 24 year old Jacqueline Bisset .  If I can only have one, I'll take the Mustang.

[www.stevemcqueensite.com image 208x300]



What if she showed up in the wet white t-shirt from "The Deep"?
 
2013-04-28 06:01:22 PM  

Astorix: it doesn't even look like a Corvette anymore


How about this:

upload.wikimedia.org

...because it is (1954).  Styles change a lot over they years; they're not supposed to be static.
 
2013-04-28 06:03:08 PM  

give me doughnuts: Fissile: Quantum Apostrophe: CruJones: Just curious, when does middle-age actually start?  My VW CC lease is coming up and I need to know if I need to upgrade to a sports car

/hopefully not there yet
//wants a '66 Mustang convertible

30.

======================

I want Steve McQueen's Mustang from Bullitt.

[pictures.topspeed.com image 600x375]

I also want a 24 year old Jacqueline Bisset .  If I can only have one, I'll take the Mustang.

[www.stevemcqueensite.com image 208x300]


What if she showed up in the wet white t-shirt from "The Deep"?


===================

Yes, I see your points.

www.starstills.com
 
2013-04-28 06:03:20 PM  
Do women have a mid life crisis? Or do they just want another baby?
 
2013-04-28 06:04:11 PM  

CruJones: Just curious, when does middle-age actually start?  My VW CC lease is coming up and I need to know if I need to upgrade to a sports car

/hopefully not there yet
//wants a '66 Mustang convertible


2011 average lifespan for a white male was 76.6.  So.... 38 years old.

/bought my midlife crisis car at 31
//based on my life style, that may be a better estimate of midlife
 
2013-04-28 06:04:36 PM  

plc5_250: I wish!!!

My so-called "mid-life crisis" consists of wanting photography gear - and good stuff too (like a Canon 5D Mk3, good L-series glass and probably some ProFoto lights).  Maybe if I got it all at once: $20k total.  If I had to spend $52k, duplicate bodies and glass and probably some other toys to play with.

Do I win?



If you're happy, then yes.  To quote the meme, "haters gonna hate".
 
2013-04-28 06:05:06 PM  

CruJones: Just curious, when does middle-age actually start?  My VW CC lease is coming up and I need to know if I need to upgrade to a sports car

/hopefully not there yet
//wants a '66 Mustang convertible


Middle age truly begins when you get a middle, and all the dieting and exercise does nothing to get rid of it.
 
2013-04-28 06:06:53 PM  

FriarReb98: \Third generation Oldsmobile Cutlass, preferably '72 or '68


Drove this in the 80s.

i306.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-28 06:07:55 PM  

kabar: CruJones: Just curious, when does middle-age actually start?  My VW CC lease is coming up and I need to know if I need to upgrade to a sports car

/hopefully not there yet
//wants a '66 Mustang convertible

2011 average lifespan for a white male was 76.6.  So.... 38 years old.

/bought my midlife crisis car at 31
//based on my life style, that may be a better estimate of midlife


The term "middle aged" doesn't come from determining the midpoint of a person's lifespan. Middle-aged means mid-century, so 50 years old.
 
2013-04-28 06:08:38 PM  
www.cstatic-images.com

-Can be had for way less. Sure, you'll need the difference for maintenance, but still...
 
2013-04-28 06:12:00 PM  

kabar: CruJones: Just curious, when does middle-age actually start?  My VW CC lease is coming up and I need to know if I need to upgrade to a sports car

/hopefully not there yet
//wants a '66 Mustang convertible

2011 average lifespan for a white male was 76.6.  So.... 38 years old.

/bought my midlife crisis car at 31
//based on my life style, that may be a better estimate of midlife


Funny as hell...

38 That must be it. Started taking Aikido and Taekowondo this year and looking for a classic ride.

Although I've wanted a '62 Cadillac since my early 20's.
 
2013-04-28 06:12:08 PM  

bunner: "Wow, I want a Corvette."

"Oh, you're just young and stupid and trying to show the world how big your wee wee is."

"Wow, I busted ass 30 years and now I can afford a Corvette."

"Oh, you're just trying to hang on to your youth and you look a fool."


"Fine, I'll do the sensible thing and buy an economical hatchback."

"OMG GAY GAY GAYEY MCGAYEYPANTS FREDDIE MERCURY GAY LIBERACE GAY YOU'S A COCKMONSTER!"

"Screw it, I'll ride my bike."

"Tree hugging hippie.  Don't you have something to go Occupy?  Commie."

"Actually, I take that back.  I live in a place with a heavy winter and I have the need to haul things occasionally, so a 4x4 truck is right for me."

"What's the matter, compensating?  They make a pill for that now, you know."
 
2013-04-28 06:14:31 PM  
I'm too old for a mid life crisis maybe I will have a old age one instead, will be a good excuse to buy that Bentley Continental GT I have always wanted, you can keep the Vettes
 
2013-04-28 06:14:51 PM  
One of the few stereotypes that I can't shake from my mind is that guys who drive vettes are assholes.  Sure they're high performance cars, but everyone I've ever met who had one past 20 years old was a colossal douche.
 
2013-04-28 06:15:13 PM  

Kenny B: FriarReb98: \Third generation Oldsmobile Cutlass, preferably '72 or '68

Drove this in the 80s.

[i306.photobucket.com image 640x480]


=============

In the 80's I drove this.  automotivemileposts.com
 
2013-04-28 06:16:19 PM  

Twitch Boy: bunner: "Wow, I want a Corvette."

"Oh, you're just young and stupid and trying to show the world how big your wee wee is."

"Wow, I busted ass 30 years and now I can afford a Corvette."

"Oh, you're just trying to hang on to your youth and you look a fool."

"Fine, I'll do the sensible thing and buy an economical hatchback."

"OMG GAY GAY GAYEY MCGAYEYPANTS FREDDIE MERCURY GAY LIBERACE GAY YOU'S A COCKMONSTER!"

"Screw it, I'll ride my bike."

"Tree hugging hippie.  Don't you have something to go Occupy?  Commie."

"Actually, I take that back.  I live in a place with a heavy winter and I have the need to haul things occasionally, so a 4x4 truck is right for me."

"What's the matter, compensating?  They make a pill for that now, you know."


Ever get a feeling that since it's mostly women offering the preceding admonitions that they either, A - Put a lot more credit into the notion of a car being a phallic symbol than we do or, B - firmly believe that anything that costs that much money would be better spent on them?   ;  )
 
2013-04-28 06:17:13 PM  

Fissile: Kenny B: FriarReb98: \Third generation Oldsmobile Cutlass, preferably '72 or '68

Drove this in the 80s.

[i306.photobucket.com image 640x480]

=============

In the 80's I drove this.


In the 80's I drove this:

subbysmom.jpg
 
2013-04-28 06:18:00 PM  

Fissile: Kenny B: FriarReb98: \Third generation Oldsmobile Cutlass, preferably '72 or '68

Drove this in the 80s.

[i306.photobucket.com image 640x480]

=============

In the 80's I drove this.


What an awesome car
 
2013-04-28 06:19:24 PM  

Astorix: Fissile: Kenny B: FriarReb98: \Third generation Oldsmobile Cutlass, preferably '72 or '68

Drove this in the 80s.

[i306.photobucket.com image 640x480]

=============

In the 80's I drove this. 

What an awesome car


========================

It was a 77 Ford T-Bird, my parents bought it from my uncle.  It was a hip as a disco ball.
 
2013-04-28 06:19:35 PM  
Personally, I'm a four door dinosaur man.  Entire herd of cattle on the seats, 16 way electric everything and meat locker A/C.  Sure, I dig performance cars, but where are you going to drive it without some stalwart protective public servant hoovering out your wallet with speeding tickets?
 
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