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Tre Mason and His New Range Rover

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  1. RamBill Well-Known Member

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    Tre Mason Posts Photo Of Brand New Range Rover He Bought After Signing NFL Contract

    By Matt Lombardi

    http://collegespun.com/sec/auburn-s...ge-rover-he-bought-after-signing-nfl-contract

    Sign the big deal, get the big car. Former Auburn running back Tre Mason, who signed a four-year, $3 million dollar deal with the St. Louis Rams last month, is the proud new owner of a Range Rover Autobiography. He took a number of pictures of his new ride, which appears to have some custom red/black interior, and posted them to his Instagram account Saturday afternoon.

    Mason was taken in the third round of this past May’s NFL Draft. In the photos, he’s wearing a Rams hat, clearly paying tribute to his current employer.

    Mason nearly led the Tigers to a BCS national title this past year before Jameis Winston and Kelvin Benjamin hooked up for a last-minute touchdown to give Florida State the victory. Still, the run skyrocketed Mason’s stock and put him on NFL scouts’ radars.

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    http://instagram.com/tremason27
     
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  2. Boffo97 Well-Known Member

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    He should have bought a Dodge Ram! ;)
     
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  3. ChrisW Well-Known Member

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    I'm no Range Rover expert but it looks like an older model...like a 2k10 or so.

    I'd think a 3mil deal would get you a NEW car....but i guess whatever floats your boat. Good on him to get exactly what he wanted, even if it means used.
     
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  4. kurtfaulk Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with being prudent with your money. Why waste money on a new car?

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    Well, the Autobiography is brand new - I didn't realize it was even released yet. But from my experience NFLers love fancy SUVs. I have literally driven past the Cardinals' training facility multiple thousands of times (I have worked just down the street from it since 2001) and it is amazing the number of overblown SUVs I have seen.

    Hopefully this is Mason's one big expenditure, and he has enough sense to keep it in shape for years, while investing his earnings towards his post-pro career.
     
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  6. Thordaddy Binding you with ancient logic

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    Actually there are Autobiographys going back to 2011

    http://www.autoweek.com/article/20111209/CARREVIEWS/111209879

    Without option it's 140K for a '14 or about 2k a month with 26K down 60 months

    His money but I'm betting he didn't get a lot of benefit from the rookie symposium
    If that's a new car and he's making payments ,he'll only be keeping up with the depreciation for the first two years of the loan and MAY have some real equity in the car midway through the third year
     
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  7. shaunpinney Well-Known Member

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    A nice vehicle - and I'm loving the custom interior - good choice Tre...
     
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  9. Thordaddy Binding you with ancient logic

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    Where's the Range Rover?
     
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    same one I have...without the custom interior ;)
     
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    The depreciation once you drive it off the lot is absurd. A $21,000.00 Alero lost $7,000.00 in value instantly. My wife was fresh out of college and landed a good job as a RN and decided she should buy new. She took it home and her parents told her that the dealership didn't give her a good finance package and she should go to the bank for a new loan. They told her the cars value was only $14,000.00 and that is all they could give her a loan for. They gave her a personal loan to make up the rest.

    Even if I was rich, I am pretty certain that a brand new car would not be worth it.........but then again I hate to feel like I've been ripped off. Some don't seem to care.
     
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  12. LazyWinker Well-Known Member

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    I'm pro new automobile guy. When I did my research and knew what make and model I wanted the used ones were about as much as a new one and somebody already broke them in. That's why I went new, only a little bit more plus I get to be the one that breaks her in. Some vehicles maintain their value better than others.
     
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  13. Thordaddy Binding you with ancient logic

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    Only reason I buy new is because the depreciation is more advantageous TAX WISE, for an individual who can't take depreciation on their tax form ,new is a financial hose job, especially in a day when cars will go 200K easily and aren't REALLY "broken in" until they have 50K on them.
     
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    I agree, many players love the expensive SUVs and pickup trucks. Although Adrian Wilson (Maserati - his wife drove the Range Rover) and Donovan McNabb (who had a Bentley along with a custom Range Rover) didn't stop with just the SUV. Tre won't be able to do that with a 3rd round rookie contract.
     
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    As long as he displays dedication to the game, I don't care what he does with his money.

    On the flip side, the real DPOY Robert Quinn still drives his 2009 PU.
     
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    Some do retain their value better but none retain their value well - unless they are collector cars and are not actually driven. Cars are an expense and I agree a slightly used car is a much better deal. I bought a 1 year Infiniti G37 ($40K new) for $26K and. 3 year old BMW 335i ($50K new) for $32K. Let somebody else swallow the initial depreciation. The tax argument is weak in that even at the highest tax bracket you only get 39% of that back.
     
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    That's why I said good for him to get exactly what he wanted, even if he went with a used car. I personally would have bought something new. Should have worded my post a little better. It was late, though ;).
     
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    Good taste in vehicles at least. I wouldn't choose a Rover, but subtle interior additions. Dig the red.

    If I was a player though, I'd save the car buying for the 2nd contract. Rather make sure I have enough to keep up with those things. Size and luxury end means more in insurance among a great many other things. And when I did get a car, I'd definitely get a hybrid or electric.

    And yea, buying new is a such a crapshoot of BS. Basically the car isn't even new when you drive it off the lot anymore. I'd never buy fresh off the line. A car with 50K or less miles on it is just fine.
     
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    I wasn't a new car guy. But now, I am. Why?
    Simple:

    I know how it's going to be taken care of. I know the maintenance will be a priority. I know how rough it will be driven. Most of all, it's new and no one has handled it but me. Plus, it will more than likely last longer than a used vehicle because of the previous reasons.
     
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    My vehicle holds it's value crazy good. I own a little Tacoma regular cab 4x4 with a small but fierce I4 motor that puts out about 150 horses. When I was researching the Tacoma, I noticed that they cost about the same used as they do new. Since I was doubting myself I did a quick look at used ones and then searched the original MSRP on those vehicles. There is one sitting on the lot, which I bought mine new at, that is 10 years older than mine which would have cost about $16,000 new back in the day that is listed at just over $12k and it has over 140,000 miles on it. I'm not the brightest guy but when I was researching Tacomas buying a new one seemed to make more sense than buying a used one because of the crazy resale value.
     
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