turbozMember@turbozJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 37
We have 2 family cars.One ais a rwally old 7 seater landcruiser we needed to carry our 5 kids around.(they all have their licences now).The other is a 1989 charade that I drive around everywhere.Not very flash but cheap to run.My kids want me to get a new car but I don’t want to go into debt for a new car I would rather use the money to keep investing.Besides it is hard to negotiate a good price for a house if you pull up in a BM or Merc.So for now I will keep buzzing around in my little charade.
Have A Great day all
ooh i’ve smashed a lot of cars. IT sux.
Thats another reason I drive older cars. I can sleep at night and not worry about a scratch from a shopping trolley or some jerk who can’t drive.
My SANF is ok with hundreds of thousands of dollars in investment loans.
But I would be an insomniac worrying about a nice new shiny car. I love cars too much……………
The old cars have LOTS of steel….
Classic not plastic baby!
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LifexperiencediclemMember@diclemJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 537
I’m feeling a little overdone….
My car – Tarago 1997 (4kids)
His car – Hiace 1998
His car – Econovan 1998
His Bike – Harley 2001 Heritage Softail or something (Really want him to get rid if that one!)
So he’s got three and I’ve only got one, is this fair?
Ok, so the two vans are for work…but the harley sits in the garage, hasn’t even ridden it for about 2 months…”it looks like it might rain”
I’m gonna have to get tough..
“Be careful not to step on the flowers when you’re reaching for the stars”brahmsParticipant@brahmsJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 485
Honda Euro – leather, 6 stacker in dash cd, split climate control, electric everything including heated seats (a must in Brissy??) and surprisingly cheap.
Traded the ’95 Honda Accord – happy to be a one car operation (mrs brahms and 2 young brahms) – live nice and close to work and the city with great public transport, and at the worst it takes a whole heap of taxi fares to even come close to owning 2 cars.
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aka Mortgage Broker BrisbaneRhysQLDParticipant@rhysqldJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 53
1985 Honda Accord, hoping to leave its burnt out body at the side of the road and get a new one in the new year. Its treated me well, but time to move on.
RhysonourwayMember@onourwayJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 5
2004 Ford Explorer 4wd for me and 1988 ford capri for my patient wife. Cant do without 2. Need 4wd for holidays in the bush
MichaelelbowsMember@elbowsJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 27
LifeX, I thought it funny that you said you had crashed alot of cars but then were concerned about shopping trolley dents caused by jerks in the car park. I would be more concerned about driving near you.
IT’S ALL GOOD.
I’ve never hit another car. Cliffs, poles, stop signs are more my style (it used to be a long while ago when my ego was bigger than my driving skills as a p plater.)
I’m glad someone appreciates my humour, the more i giggle to myself, the crazier people think i am.
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LifexperienceXeniaMember@xeniaJoin Date: 2002Post Count: 1,231
Mitsubishi Pajero for family and a ute that is used for renovations that we hardly get involved in these days.
Perhaps the question should be what is everyones net worth based on the formula given in mnd.
We buy properties in Adelaide. Immediate Cash Settlements, No Real Estate Agents, No Fees.
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My basketball “net” worth was $29.95 from a sports store.
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LifexperienceBennyModerator@bennyJoin Date: 2002Post Count: 1,376
Gimme a Skyline any day.
First was a Co. car when I had a permanent job. The good bit was discovering that wife (who has had back problems forever) couldtake a 4 hour drive with NO probs – usually stiff and sore after 1 – 2 hours. So…..
When I became redundant (thanks, dudes – best thing ever !!!) and a contractor, bought wife a Skyline ’88 GXE, 2nd owner with 180k for $4000. I now have a 1990 (also 2nd owner) with 200k on it for $3000.
They go like cut cats, have the steer, air, and comfortable seats (eh, wife). Shame they discontinued the model.
The Jag (my desire) can come when we’re “financially free” – not quite there yet…
PS One owner cars are great – someone buys “their last new car” when they retire, then 15 – 20 years later, it’s on the market, well-kept, low Kms, and just waiting for the discerning buyer.elbowsMember@elbowsJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 27
You can still buy Skylines but they are privately imported from Japan. There are plenty around but it is hard to find one that has not been thrashed by some p plater who thinks he is Mark Skaife.
IT’S ALL GOOD.voigtstrMember@voigtstrJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 176
Current car: none! my crappy 1982 toyota corolla got stolen.
Current Motorbike: 2001 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans in Bergundy and Grey. (http://users.bigpond.net.au/voigtstr/tempbike.htm)
Dream car? either a Gibbs Aquada (http://www.aquada.co.uk/), or pretty much any Lamborghini from late 60’s to current that is in good condition (http://users.bigpond.net.au/voigtstr/lambovisitfeb2005/Museo.htm).
Criteria for buying dream car? Be able to pay in cash from profits realised from property.units4meMember@units4meJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 90
I’ve got a 2004 BA MK11 Falcon SE ute with carryboy canopy on the back. Best thing is that it is a dedicated gas engine (no petrol), and is unbelievably cheap to run. I love my ute.
The wife has a 99 Kia Carnival. Great car for holidays, more room than any 4WD.PsychiatristMember@psychiatristJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 70
a car …. never …
A harley and all the trendy leather gear to match !calvin_thirty4Participant@calvin_thirty4Join Date: 2004Post Count: 556
Met my wife while owning a 1982 Toyota Corolla P/Van. crappy paint, dings and dents everywhere – she still married me so haveing a nice car isn’t as vital as first thought!
We bought a new 2001 Hyundai Excel with all the fruit but it will have to last for many a while yet. We bought it because we were about to have Number one child and she didn’t want to be climbing over seats to put #1C into the child seat.
Bought new, enjoyed it. Now we want other things, like being able to stop working when we want, not when our employer thinks we need to go!
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to always try something one more time.
– Thomas Edisonmeilin08Member@meilin08Join Date: 2005Post Count: 96
I have a 1991 ford capri which my sister has laid claims to as I have not been in Perth for the last 9 years!
We don’t have a car as we are working in Singapore and they are soooo expensive over here.
For example – my cousin just bought a subaru impreza for $80,000. Toyota corollas go for $60,000 and a lexus which my husband wants to get next year is $120,000…CRAZY!!!
It’s because on top of the purchase price of the car you also have to pay for a COE – certificate of entitlement….which is alot of money!
I’ts ok not having a car here as the public transport system is very good. We will need one next year though as we have just had our first child.
See ya, MeiP_IMember@p_iJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 6
Intriguing thread for a Property Investor site!
A couple of years ago I would have been feeling guilty telling you I recently bought a brand new Subaru Outback with EVERYTHING, leather, cd, sunroof etc.
I LOVE it.
But I realised only recently I have been working my butt off for more than 30 years and the time left to enjoy the nicer things in life is probably less than the time I have already had on this planet – so I am going to have fun as well as invest.
No use making money if you can’t enjoy it!cataParticipant@cataJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 559
I agree, but i would rather spend the money seeing the world. My car is a 93 nissan bluebird sss. Nice car to drive and comfortable. I have been close to trading up several times as I do like a number of more expensive cars, but then I take the family on another holiday. This has happened twice in 3 months.
Maybe next time
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[email protected]SooshieMember@sooshieJoin Date: 2002Post Count: 974
We are a 2 car family. A Toyota Camry ’90 wagon – which is the ‘work horse’ of the family. And my beloved Subaru 1994 sedan, which I have to sell, because it’s too squisshy for 3 kids like mine. As soon as we sell it (on the market now) I will look at a Honda Odyssey as my mechanic tells me it’s the best people mover on the market at the moment. I’m saving up now. Pity the Subaru Tribeca is not in Australia! After driving a subaru, after a camry, corolla, hyundi and holden…give me a subaru anyday.
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