talk to me about car payments after your old paid off car is totaled

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by synch22, May 3, 2013.

  1. synch22

    synch22 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,419
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Messages:
    2,241
    Likes Received:
    2,267
    $7500 does not go very far these days. Don't want someone's beater after having a 170k mile Lexus that was taken care of from day 1.
    Sucks but now debating borrowing 20+k @.9%, what a bunch of shit.
     
  2. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    24,560
    Likes Received:
    17
    you can get a decent car off craigslist for 7.5k if you dont want payments..
     
  3. Ben Dover

    Ben Dover Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    3,351
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    7,389
    Likes Received:
    9,528
    I made a decision long ago to only buy new. Too many used cars out there that were vacation rentals....often damaged goods
     
  4. synch22

    synch22 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,419
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Messages:
    2,241
    Likes Received:
    2,267
    Someone else's problem? New rides these days worry free first 3 years service taken care of and .9% hard to bypass.

    I liked working on my Lexus but just don't trust getting a car driven or treated like shit. Its a crap shoot, we have bought used before but with kids and busy lives don't want potential hassle.
     
  5. synch22

    synch22 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,419
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Messages:
    2,241
    Likes Received:
    2,267
    Thinking I agree, it was awesome that the car got totaled as we ripped out our kitchen and began the remodel project.
     
  6. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    24,560
    Likes Received:
    17
    what year was that lexus?
     
  7. synch22

    synch22 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,419
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Messages:
    2,241
    Likes Received:
    2,267
    02 gs300 loved having a semi beater I could give 2 shits about driving around.
    Kids spilled , oh well.. Hit a curb oops.
     
  8. FunnyFarm2

    FunnyFarm2 Big Southern Dummy VIP

    Reputations:
    14,295
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    49,035
    Likes Received:
    12,082
    I may know where there is a 2006 Altima with 56,000 miles, never been wrecked or in the shop. Great condition for $8000
     
  9. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    19,028
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    77,957
    Likes Received:
    29,944
    You can get a pretty decent ride for that.