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Old 09-21-2004, 11:03 AM   #11
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ah, it was just a cool 'idea' to throw around.. The thought of owning such a nice car. I won't be getting one though of course. It just isn't 'me.' As it stands now I think I'll be looking for a SSEi next summer when the time comes. The miles are racking up fast on the Riviera driving it back and forth to college everyday. I'm doing about 400 miles a week right now. Hell, I might get an SLE depending on how gas prices are next year. I just found it awesome that you could buy a BMW for the same price as a Bonneville of the same year. I definately can't afford anything new. I only paid $5,500 for the Riv and I'm still paying for this car a year later. (still owe a little over $2k on it) Current mileage on it is 115,000. I might just keep the Riviera until I get out of college though and put all the miles on that instead of a newer car. By 2006 when I'm done with going to college where I am now, I'll probably have near 150,00 on it! The only thing iffy on it is the transmission. It can sure act funny at times. The other thought was gettings something else when the Riviera was paid off and putting it into storage for a few years. I'm sure it'll eventually be a collector'* car and be worth some good money since they're pretty rare, especially with all of the options mine has on it(all possible options except engine block heater.)
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I love the 3 series, It'* a great car and will hold value well, and i don't know wtf BB was driving....

But why do you need another car? I guess i'm not one to go through cars like some people, i'll keep this until it'* falling apart or implodes. I may buy a weekend toy or something after school gets out.

At $600/mo, what else will you have money for other then your car? I wouldn't be spending money on a car just cause you can, especially if it'* your parents.
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I love the 3 series, It'* a great car and will hold value well, and i don't know wtf BB was driving....

But why do you need another car? I guess i'm not one to go through cars like some people, i'll keep this until it'* falling apart or implodes. I may buy a weekend toy or something after school gets out.

At $600/mo, what else will you have money for other then your car? I wouldn't be spending money on a car just cause you can, especially if it'* your parents.
naw, it'* my money.. most definately my money. I basically pay for all of my own stuff. They haven't paid for anything car related thankfully. (except for insurance.) LIke I said earlier I wasn't planning on anything now, I'm talking a year from now. just like to plan ahead I guess you could say. I will have owned the Riv right around 3 years (and put about 55-60k miles on it..)
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As tempting as a "new car" is, consider keeping the Riviera for awhile after its paid off and saving the payment money each month. You'll be *earning* interest in the meantime (instead of paying it to some greedy bank for a loan), and before long you'll have a BIG down-payment (or cash in hand) for a replacement car. I paid CASH for my last two cars and had a large down payment for my house, by using that very tactic. There'* not too many feelings better than owning a car outright, the same day that you pick it up!
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You also have to keep in mind repair costs. Those can get a bit overwhelming.
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You also have to keep in mind repair costs. Those can get a bit overwhelming.
Yes, but typically they're less than a car payment! And, you get the luxury of not having to carry full coverage!
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You also have to keep in mind repair costs. Those can get a bit overwhelming.
Yes, but typically they're less than a car payment! And, you get the luxury of not having to carry full coverage!
Less then a car payment..Ehh..Wouldnt go that far, spend 5 grand in repairs past 3 months.
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Hehe, the last turn of thoughts in this topic reminds me of a novelty license plate I got one time. It says:

DON'T LAUGH
IT'* PAID FOR!

Lol, and I got it in the local junkyard too Funny enough, off a suprisingly nice looking early 80'* VW Rabbit. Well, mostly nice looking-it was missing wheels. But the body looked surprisingly straight! LOL, still makes me chuckle even a year and a half later


I should put it on the Bonne
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