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  • Profile photo of Kiwi-FullaKiwi-Fulla
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    We have 2 cars…
    a 98 Hyundai Sonata that I negotiated for $2500 below market value due to a damaged rear door … as luck would have it … I found a door exactly the same and fitted complete with a cut and polish for a greand total of 80 bucks ontop of hte price I paid…. I could still sell it today and make a grand or so more than I paid ….

    number 2 is another bargain … a 97 Kia Mentor..

    Both cars were out of the Trading post and the only things I have had to do to them is hte CV joints … os had to put on my old mechanics hat and did the job on both cars for less than 50% of the prices i have been quoted!
    We have been thinking about getting rid of one to save over $4,000 per year … but have not been able to find a solution for kid pick up and wifes job rquirements … so stuck with them both at the moment,
    Cheers,
    Kiwi[strum]

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    Hi all
    Up until this year we have always had 3 cars & 1 motorbike…what a waste of money Eh?
    Earlier this year we had a 2000 Jeep Wrangler, 1999 V6 Hyundai Sonata, 2006 Holden Combo Van & 19? Motorbike (Honda I think – it has been modified & goes fast I believe). My husband won’t part with it…
    We came to our senses & gave away the Sonata to our mother. We should have given her the jeep as the sonata is a lot better on the juice. Unfortunatley we still have the rest.
    The Jeep is for sale if anyone knows anyone who wants one??? This has been a battle with my husband. He likes to look the part, however I have been able to convince him otherwise and the jeep is now happily looking for a new home. The Combo Van is work related & will be offloaded this year and we will trade the jeep for a ute (useful for renovations & the like).
    My husband was trying to make me buy a Crewman or V6 Ute. I said no!!!! I just want a small efficient tidy second hand ute. He is devastated but knows that it is for the best. I will let him keep his bike however for the time being anyway.
    A little bit of negotiation is better than nothing, but we really only need a ute because there is only the 2 of us & husband works away 4 weeks & is home for 1 week. I am into the investing so it makes sense to be smarter with your money.
    The goal is to only have one little car by the end of the year. (& bike for his pleasure)…

    Profile photo of Mortgage HunterMortgage Hunter
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    How much do you want for the Jeep?

    Any pics?

    Will it tow a 1 tonne boat?

    Simon

    Simon Macks
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    ***NODOC @ 7.15% to 70% LVR***
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    Hi,
    New to this forum but thought i’d jump in & reply.
    We rely on 2 cars as we are in regional Qld.
    2004 Toyota Prado
    2000 Dawoo Lanos
    Proud to say we own them outright!

    Profile photo of Josh-PrestigeloansJosh-Prestigeloans
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    Hi Guys,

    I own a 2002 VY Holden Calais. Gets me places and will not sell her for any amount of money.

    If i had alot of money i wouldnt spend it on a posh/luxury car personally. People dont need to act rich and certainly purchasing a 1/3 Million dollar car isnt my cup of tea anyway. Would like to use my money wisely and invest to achieve my goals.

    Joshua McEwen
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    Mob:0430 452 497
    http://www.prestigeloans.com.au

    Brokers Lic 1297
    Licensee Brett Christie

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    I suppose it depends on what you are looking to achieve& for what purpose you use your vehicle.
    If you have reached a goal that you have strived for, put in a LOT of hard work,got your next project in motion & have funds left over then it’s ok to spoil yourself sometimes!
    Definately not about looking rich…

    Profile photo of v8ghiav8ghia
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    Umm….a V8 Ghia would you believe. BA Fairmont Ghia 5.4ltr V8 which we own outright, and a VL1500LC Suzuki ‘Cruiser’. But boy would we have some I P’s if we (I) had not squirted so much on vehicles over the last 10 years or so. Still we own these now, and that is that……If i could sell the car for good money I would probably buy a cheapy and fund a property with the change at the moment the way prices are… but I’d miss the satnav and sunroof! [suave3]Still, there you go . Veeery Interesting post eh?[withstupid]

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    An early 80s road bike. It has only one speed and has only a front brake. It is very fast, efficient, low maintence and helps keep me fit. It cost about $250 dollars to build – most of the cost was in the tyres.

    Faster than a car for most trips in metro Melbourne, and spanks most other bikes on the road.

    Profile photo of voigtstrvoigtstr
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    Originally posted by voigtstr:

    Originally posted by C2:

    Nice bike but a little expensive for my taste. What speed have you had it up too? Why the trip to the Lamborghini factory?

    Top speed so far, carrying a pillion, on the east coast of tassie was 180 km/h

    re lamborghini, I’ve loved them since I was a kid, but I wont buy one until I can pay cash for one, and not have the insurance etc slow down the investing. Since I havent actually started investing yet, you could call the lamborghini factory a motivation tool!

    Cheers
    Simon

    More stuff on the voigtstr at http://users.bigpond.net.au/voigtstr

    I’m currently doing the push bike thing to try and get fit.. riding 50 minutes to work on a Trek 4900 mountain bike.

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    Quote:
    I’m currently doing the push bike thing to try and get fit.. riding 50 minutes to work on a Trek 4900 mountain bike.

    Is it working? Your times getting better?

    Cheers,

    Simon Macks
    Residential and Commercial Finance Broker
    ***NODOC @ 7.15% to 70% LVR***
    [email protected]
    0425 228 985

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    We drive a matched pair of Holden VXII Calais’.

    Identical colour, drive train, etc.

    Bought them on a runout for the model change from VX to VZ and used the proceeds of a creative vehicle financing deal to fund the deposit on an IP.

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    Toyota Hilux SR5 V6 Dual Cab Ute(2006) Black!
    (I love my beast)

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    Mitsubishi Evo IX… My pride and joy… Haha [blush2]

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    I drive Toyota Prado Grande. Bought new in 2004 as a company car. I am getting car allowance, so it works better than just having company provided vehicle.

    Regards

    gamay

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    HI
    I drive the cheapest car my ego will allow me to, a 1990 barina and my partner has a 2000 model lancer that we use for trips .

    john

    jomari59

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    When I was growing up you were either a Ford or Holden man. I had always wanted this roaring V8. A 5.8l XD Ford Falcon 4 speed

    I ended up living the dream when I finally bought a white EF XR8 back in 97.

    I now have a 2003 Black Ford Falcon BA GT and the wife a 2004 Black Mazda 6 Classic.

    Profile photo of Enlightened MillionaireEnlightened Millionaire
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    We definately can’t function with one car.

    We have a Subaru Outlook 2003 and a Mitsubishi Magna 1999. Nothing too posh.

    Unless you are rolling in it I believe that one needs to use as much of their extra cash for more important things such as keeping a rainy day account (for emergencies), taking the family on holidays and of course purchasing another IP.

    The 360 Modena Ferarri will just have to wait.

    Cheers
    James[suave2]

    Profile photo of Luke TaylorLuke Taylor
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    Currently a beautiful $1800 vr commodore.
    I make it a rule not to waste any more money on a car than a few thousand tops.(and thats the high end of the scale!)

    We’ve got 70 yrs on planet earth,Lets make the most of every day!

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    a very reliable subaru forester 2000 model and a lovely mazda 6 2004. For a holden man I don’t think I’ll ever go near holden again[evil4]

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