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The road to riches is this simple: Drive a crappy car

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Also I'm not saying its a path to financial ruin if you know how to budget. I could go buy two brand new cars cash and still have money in the bank. I just can't justify that amount of money for something I can get to do the same job for a tenth the price.

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2 hours ago, oldblue said:

I just ain't as picky as yall. My favorite car of all time was an old escort I got for $100 that was so nasty I had to gut the interior out. It was a rolling tin can and fun as could be with a 5 speed and no shits given cuz I paid $100 for it.

 

You should go to auto auctions I just grabbed an 08 accord 5 speed for a steal. Since dealers only want autos because its hard for them to sell sticks. Everything else was ridiculously priced, I went in looking for a newish pickup truck but these dealers were paying what you could get deals on craigslist for(which is still too much for my cheapass). Then the accord rolled though and all the dealers stopped bidding and I'm like well looks great 120k miles I'm in for $1800.

Some people place a value on luxury items, some don't.  You're obviously the latter.  I'm with Centex on this one.  It's all in how you prioritize, no right answer here.

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23 hours ago, oldblue said:

Also I'm not saying its a path to financial ruin if you know how to budget. I could go buy two brand new cars cash and still have money in the bank. I just can't justify that amount of money for something I can get to do the same job for a tenth the price.

As CT notes, it comes down to priorities in life...I spend a LOT of time in my car and like being extremely cozy in it.  I also like having multiple options to choose from in a given day, since obviously a sports car or convertible is not always a good choice in crappy weather...those are the days that a manual with AWD are nice to have.  I'm also the sort of buyer that gets a Marti report when available...I find data like that fascinating.  

 

Of course, I also tend to keep my cars until they die, which is yet another reason I want to know the complete history from Day 1 whenever possible.  In the rare instance that I go to sell one, having those complete records can make a big difference on selling price.  When I sold my '90 Mustang in 2000, it had roughly 400K miles on it.  I still got close to 40% of what I had paid for it new.  I still miss that car though...I liked the sleeper effect (it was the 5.0 coupe like DPS and other agencies used in that era). 

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Posted (edited)

People should treat cars like appliances at least until they have the means to step up to something more enjoyable/sporty/luxurious and/or with truck nuts.

 

Means  borrowing capacity

 

 

Edited by cv91915

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20 hours ago, cv91915 said:

People should treat cars like appliances at least until they have the means to step up to something more enjoyable/sporty/luxurious and/or with truck nuts.

 

Means  borrowing capacity

 

 

Put truck nuts on your Prius. I dare you.

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