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I changed my underwear... so I thought I buy another car!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by 96EscortLX, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. 96EscortLX

    96EscortLX New Member

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    Hey, sorry everyone, been up at Sauble Beach this weekend, so haven't been on much!

    Yes, I moved back home and still have a buttload of debt, but it will be payed back in less than 4 years if everything goes as planned. I haven't bought much for myself lately (except for this weekend). I am sick and tired of fixing cars every bloody week, so I got something with a warranty. I thought about leasing, but these payments are about the same, and it's something I've always wanted to own. No hail that I know of though.

    As for costs and stuff, it's actually cheaper than my prelude on insurance, gets better gas mileage, etc...

    And debt wise, I don't really care about being in debt. I make enough in wages to pay more than my minimum payments for everything, and I make more than double my wages in commissions. I could quite possibly pay everything off in under 3 years if I cut back on everything, but would rather take the extra year and enjoy.

    And as bad as it sounds, I have no interest in buying property currently as there is already property waiting for me in my grandparents will, and they are nearing 90 years old. I don't wish death upon them, but it's an inevitable part of life that will happen to everyone. I cherish every day that they are alive, but I am a realist and have even made plans towards my own death for the rest of my family if it were to happen prematurely.

    Yes, I could purchase other property now as it's an investment, but I can also do that later on down the road. If things change, my plans can also change. My debt is to a point that as long as I am working 35 hours at minimum wage (which would be a worst case scenario if something serious ever happened).
  2. TurboSupra12

    TurboSupra12 FEOA Member

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    Sort of... The only reason we breing in from other loactions, is because we don't have that particular vehicle available right then. ie. it's out on rent already, it's on maintenance, etc.

    I do'nt think there's one in boyer anymore... I have to go there sometimes to pick up customers...

    There's two in pickering... They're gonna be building on in AJax on westney between Hyundai and Benz in the near future.
  3. MadBrad

    MadBrad BYO Plastic cutlery

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    but daisy is still an idiot.





















    And SV6s still suck.
  4. Cymmantix

    Cymmantix My old archenemy, RAKES!

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    I see not much has changed around these parts. But who needs a good reason to do anything... least of all Daisy??

    So, Daisy, you're saying you get better mileage with a Hemi 300 than you did with your Prelude?? I know the 300 has cylinder deactivation and all that, but that seems a little odd to me. Perhaps you may enlighten us...
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    TurboSupra12 FEOA Member

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    Doesn't hav a hemi. Only the C's have Hemi's. Comes with a 3.5 V6... which doesn't have cylinder deactivation I do'nt think.

    SV6 is the montana right? I think we have one or two of those. They never go out :lol:
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    fixitmattman New Member

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    As much as I hate to say it, daisy needed a reliable car that worked. I was tired of putting more time into his cars than mine, fuck ing preludes. Fuck ing daisy, fix his cars then he breaks it or writes it off :lol:

    You don't need to make superstar wages to stay out of debt. Luck has little to do with it. Being careful with your money does. After 5 years of school and paying cash for my car, this will be the first year of school I won't be able to fully cover myself. It's also the last, and the one I didn't plan on (staying an extra year does that).
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    Yoda FEOA Member

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    Cymm, welcome back.
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    Yoda FEOA Member

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    It's called living within your needs.

    It's not hard to get loans. I'm sure if I really tried, a week from now I could own a 4-wheeler, Seadoo and another car.
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    I used to preach of how it was easy to stay out of debt too then i grew up and aquired a wife, house, cars... its a constant struggle and something that freaks the crap out of me!
  10. Cymmantix

    Cymmantix My old archenemy, RAKES!

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    I'd be 100% free of debt if I never went to college. But it's true... not many folks I know can pay for a house or even a new car with cash.

    Sorry, I missed the word "but" in his option list. But still, even with the 3.5 that's pretty good to be getting better mileage than a Prelude.
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    Holy Crap. I go MIA for a few months and Daisy buys a 300??

    The 3.5 V6 is the same engine that I have in my Charger. It doesn't have the cylinder deactivation, thats only available with the Hemi. According to the service manager at the dealer that I bought mine, the 3.5L is the best engine for reliability.

    I've noticed that the gas mileage in the Charger, although its not as good as my Tiburon, or the Escort (sold last week), its still pretty damn good for the size of the car, and the engine. I drive 100kms/day for work, and if I'm careful about how I drive, I can get by on 7.5L/day. That doesn't including all my running around after work.

    For the first few months of owning it, I was hammering the gas just because I'd never owned anything with more than 150hp, let alone RWD. So the gas mileage SUCKED. But since I've been very careful about accelerating and maintaining a constant speed, its actually pretty amazing how well it holds up to my Tiburon.

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