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Old 04-20-12, 11:17 PM   #1
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the first time in my life!

Today I picked up a new car at a dealership.
I mean really new. Only 57 kms on the dial.

This is the tenth car I have had in 37 years.

I've had my share of beaters. Cars I owned until they needed a repair that cost more than the car was worth. They would end up in the wreckers yard.

I had a couple of "nice" cars when my family was young. I got these when they were 5 or 6 years old and the warranty was expired.

After my divorce, I couldn't afford a car for a couple of years, but eventually went back to beaters.

Just recently, I had a windfall of unexpected cash and my first reaction was to think of a new car. So I jumped in. The only thing more expensive in my life has been buying a house, and it feels good.

I never thought of choosing a colour before. Never had the opportunity to pick a make and model. Never choose accessories, unless it was to buy floor mats to cover disgustingly wornout rugs.

Today when I picked up the car that I chose, I was a king. And it felt good.
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Old 04-20-12, 11:22 PM   #2
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What kind of car and where's the pic???
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Old 04-21-12, 08:19 AM   #3
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I bought a new car last year. Its my senior citizen car a subie forester. It sits a little higher off of the ground(think easy to get in and out of), has all-wheel drive, a lot of window, gets decent mileage and most importantly, I can shove a bike into the back with ease. I have yet to feel any buyers remorse1
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Pics or it didn't happen.
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Old 04-21-12, 08:44 AM   #5
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Pics or it didn't happen.
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We have only had one new car in our married life - almost 50 years now - that was a 2000 Neon which we still have with 63,000 miles on it. Otherwise, I always look for an excellent condition 2-3 years old used car, which currently is a 2006 Town and Country with 63,000 miles on it. We always pay cash.

So, how about a picture and description of yours?
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Old 04-21-12, 09:58 AM   #6
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The last new car I bought was the one I drive now, a 2000 Toyota Avalon. I leased it at first, and after four years when the lease expired, decided to buy it - I figured I knew the original owner. It's still going strong at 134,000 miles, although it does get a bit boring driving the same old thing for nearly 12 years.
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Congratulations on the new car! I hope it works out well for you and you have many enjoyable miles in it. Cars are such a big investment these days.

I typically buy new cars and I typically go 10 years between purchases. However, due to the down economy, I am now on my 11th year with my current vehicle and, because it is still in very good shape, I may keep it for a year or two more. I agree with Digital Gee in that it is getting a little boring driving the same vehicle for so long, but I'm just not ready to buy another right now.
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Congrats. on acquiring the new car. It's always exciting to get something all new and shiney.

I hope you get many years of trouble free service from it.
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Today I picked up a new car at a dealership.
I mean really new. Only 57 kms on the dial.

This is the tenth car I have had in 37 years.

I've had my share of beaters. Cars I owned until they needed a repair that cost more than the car was worth. They would end up in the wreckers yard.

I had a couple of "nice" cars when my family was young. I got these when they were 5 or 6 years old and the warranty was expired.

After my divorce, I couldn't afford a car for a couple of years, but eventually went back to beaters.

Just recently, I had a windfall of unexpected cash and my first reaction was to think of a new car. So I jumped in. The only thing more expensive in my life has been buying a house, and it feels good.

I never thought of choosing a colour before. Never had the opportunity to pick a make and model. Never choose accessories, unless it was to buy floor mats to cover disgustingly wornout rugs.

Today when I picked up the car that I chose, I was a king. And it felt good.
Now that you have a new car, here is the rule, you drive that car until it needs to be hauled off to the knackers. That is the only way to get your moneys worth out of it. Hope it's one that gets ∞MPG, with the way gas prices in this country are going, pretty soon, you will buy the car for cash, and get a loan to fill the tank.
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Old 04-21-12, 09:16 PM   #10
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And what kind of bike rack fits on this new car?
Does this qualify as an n+?
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Congratulations. I have bought many new cars and each time I feel euphoric. I hope you are obtaining a great sense of satisfaction.
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Old 04-21-12, 09:34 PM   #12
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Shopping right now, to replace a 150,000 mile Mazda and augment my 180,000 mile Isuzu pickup. I'd like to buy American, but I've owned only two American cars (out of 25 or so in 40 years of marriage), and they were HORRIBLE, worse even than the Fiats I owned in the '70s. We generally buy new because we go 35-40k a year...I'm thinking Mazda 2. Fun to drive, and I hate big cars.
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