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post #121 of 214
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Here's my car I've been rebuilding for the past 3 summers.

Very, very nice. Excuse my ignorance, but what car is that?
post #122 of 214
It's a 1937 Chevrolet Deluxe Sedan. The interior needs some work though. Also I want to get a professional paint job and a new engine. But that will take a few more years.
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Renault Sport Clio 182
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1968 Fiat 600D, i bought it for 100 bucks, it was all rusted, the engine didn't run and the gearbox was busted...

Soon, it became the family's hobbie... my father, my brother and i rebuilt it...

now it has passed mostly to my brother's hands...

post #125 of 214
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Originally Posted by pbirkett


Renault Sport Clio 182
Those are such cool looking cars, I wish they had some more in America.
post #126 of 214
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Originally Posted by TheBicFlic
Those are such cool looking cars, I wish they had some more in America.
They are not really, they are cheap to run, fun to drive but REALLY common here, it's like every other students have one of these. One of my friend went through 2 of these whilst in the first 2 years in University, her final year now she has a BMW Mini.
post #127 of 214
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Originally Posted by Nicola O
They are not really, they are cheap to run, fun to drive but REALLY common here, it's like every other students have one of these. One of my friend went through 2 of these whilst in the first 2 years in University, her final year now she has a BMW Mini.
What you want is the Clio V6 Phase 2.... Now that's a Clio to talk about!
post #128 of 214
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Originally Posted by fr4c
the BMW 760i is actually my fathers, but since he is away on business trips most of the time, I just alternate between my daily drivers. I usually dont take this car out (due to gas prices), but since gas prices have gone down recently, I decided to take it for a spin.

I acutally sold my EVO because it was kinda impractical as a commuter car, again on the basis of gas and insurance. now I kind of regret it as they're going to stop production of the MR's. Now I drive an 06 Altima 3.5SL, which is more practical for my daily uses. Heres a quick snapshot from my phone, so sorry for the bad quality. I just brought her a few weeks ago:



You can see our Honda Odyssey behind it (we're getting our driveway repaved) Team Odyssey

how does an 18 yr old afford an 06 Altima much less a EVO? You bought or your parents bought?
post #129 of 214
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Originally Posted by pne
how does an 18 yr old afford an 06 Altima much less a EVO? You bought or your parents bought?
Daddy has lotsa money
post #130 of 214
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Originally Posted by pne
how does an 18 yr old afford an 06 Altima much less a EVO? You bought or your parents bought?
I used the money from the EVO to buy the Altima. They're pretty cheap now since the 07's are coming out, plus a lot of 2.5 Altimas had an issue with the engine burning the engine oil, resulting in recalls and engine swaps. Only ones that werent affected were the 3.5 and newer 2.5's.

As for the EVO, I brought that car myself with monthly payments. Although my parents may be well-off, they dont trust a new driver to drive a sports sedan. They're a lot happier now that I drive an Altima
post #131 of 214
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Originally Posted by fr4c
I used the money from the EVO to buy the Altima. They're pretty cheap now since the 07's are coming out, plus a lot of 2.5 Altimas had an issue with the engine burning the engine oil, resulting in recalls and engine swaps. Only ones that werent affected were the 3.5 and newer 2.5's.

As for the EVO, I brought that car myself with monthly payments. Although my parents may be well-off, they dont trust a new driver to drive a sports sedan. They're a lot happier now that I drive an Altima
monthly payments as in you financed the car, fine. But msrp on that car is around 30k no? I just can't figure out how you can afford to pay that amount of money per month and still be a student at 18. At the very least you would have to be paying out close to a grand a month starting from when you were 15/16 years old. Not counting insurance and gas, let alone what dealer in their right mind would finance someone underage..


I'm not trying to dispute the fact you bought the car with your own money, I just want to know how you did it because I've been looking at financing my dream car lately and the numbers would simply not work, even if I used every single cent I earned towards the car. If you've got some secret I'd love to know.
post #132 of 214
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Originally Posted by pne
monthly payments as in you financed the car, fine. But msrp on that car is around 30k no? I just can't figure out how you can afford to pay that amount of money per month and still be a student at 18. At the very least you would have to be paying out close to a grand a month starting from when you were 15/16 years old. Not counting insurance and gas, let alone what dealer in their right mind would finance someone underage..


I'm not trying to dispute the fact you bought the car with your own money, I just want to know how you did it because I've been looking at financing my dream car lately and the numbers would simply not work, even if I used every single cent I earned towards the car. If you've got some secret I'd love to know.
Sure I would love to help. But keep in mind that I do not pay my insurance (on parents plan w/ good student, driver, and multiple car discount) or gas. Both are covered by my parents which takes a significant chunk out of my monthly bill. Now onwards with the car...

I dont know how pricing goes up north in Canada, so I'll be providing a sketch of how my car was purchased. We never pay MSRP, and often haggle the car down a lot, often comparing with multiple dealerships and online sources. My father used to work in the dealership business, so you can say he has quite some experience dealing with car sales. After searching around and visiting about 4 Mitsubishi dealerships in the area, we waited until the factory started their cashback program, which I believe was $1500. One dealership was willing to let go of one for about $35k, so subtract $1500, $2000 car trade-in, and $3500 down payment, youre looking at the $28K range. What we then did was take a loan from our own bank, instead of the interest rates they offered through Mitsubishi.

My monthly payments for the car was about $450/month, for what I believe was a 66 month loan.
post #133 of 214
Couple of pics of my 05 Forester XT:


This first pic is how it looked after we bought the Thule roof box at a garage sale for $10! We haven't had a need for the box yet, so it sits on the shelf in the garage and the bike racks went back on.


This second pic is from last November just after installing a new set of winter wheels and rubber (Blizzaks). Roof racks removed as it is easier to brush the snow off the roof without the rack.

After one year and 16k miles, I love this car. It is very fast (STi engine internals w/ smaller turbo) but is very safe and surefooted. AWD+winter tires makes driving in the snow a ton of fun.
post #134 of 214
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Originally Posted by pne

I'm not trying to dispute the fact you bought the car with your own money, I just want to know how you did it because I've been looking at financing my dream car lately and the numbers would simply not work, even if I used every single cent I earned towards the car. If you've got some secret I'd love to know.
What is your dream car at the moment?

Btw, if you haven't already check out this site: http://carbuyingtips.com/
post #135 of 214
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Originally Posted by fr4c
Sure I would love to help. But keep in mind that I do not pay my insurance (on parents plan w/ good student, driver, and multiple car discount) or gas. Both are covered by my parents which takes a significant chunk out of my monthly bill. Now onwards with the car...

I dont know how pricing goes up north in Canada, so I'll be providing a sketch of how my car was purchased. We never pay MSRP, and often haggle the car down a lot, often comparing with multiple dealerships and online sources. My father used to work in the dealership business, so you can say he has quite some experience dealing with car sales. After searching around and visiting about 4 Mitsubishi dealerships in the area, we waited until the factory started their cashback program, which I believe was $1500. One dealership was willing to let go of one for about $35k, so subtract $1500, $2000 car trade-in, and $3500 down payment, youre looking at the $28K range. What we then did was take a loan from our own bank, instead of the interest rates they offered through Mitsubishi.

My monthly payments for the car was about $450/month, for what I believe was a 66 month loan.
so that means you are still paying that loan off right? unless you started the loan around 12 years old I'm assuming. I didn't know you could get such a lengthy loan unless it was a mortgage of some sort. What sort of interest are you paying?



gshan- my dream auto is the new 06 miata. and don't even think about calling it a sissy car!
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