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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:54 pm    Post subject: Eight years... Reply with quote

And exactly this many miles...




As it sits right here...






What a champ. What an absolute champ.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. I was once keeping up, but the many years in the garage have added up for the 325.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And 3 sets of sunroof drain tube cleaning sessions....

Still, it is an absolute champ.

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'm on track for this with my Sonata. It's a far cry from anything fancy or luxurious. I've had it for a little over 5 years, and I'm sitting at 128k miles, and that number only goes up.

It's a tough little car.

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That much time already? Dang.


The people I worked with at my last job would never keep a car more than 6-8 months...it was a strange way to go about things.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember shortly after getting my car and talking to my dad about finances, and him telling me that "[I'll] never be without a car loan". Well, I've already proven him wrong on that front.

People are weird about vehicles, and the need to show off.

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm definitely weird about cars.. but not so much about showing off... sadly my cars tend to end up in a grave before these milestones...
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car payments are something I just don't need. It's really not that hard to have a nice looking older car, and most people don't even know.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I had little choice. I had a beat-up van on it last wheels, 0$ to put towards a car and I was facing around a 50 mile commute at the time. Although, it all worked out.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure, but you didn't sign up for another one as soon as the first car was paid off. That's the typical habit I see. Half the time it's the same car two years newer. I really don't get that. If you need a car, then sure it makes sense, but if you have one already I just don't see why you'd get another loan.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing was, the dealership was a mix of two extremes that way. Front-of-house and management people would just hop from lease to lease (To be fair, employee programs for BMW leases were dirt cheap. I could have had a brand new 3-series for ~$300/month, and the longer-tenured people got better deals.). The techs and a couple of others would just buy cheap, often non-running cars for ~$500 and fix them enough to run for a while, then resell or scrap them and move on to something else.
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