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Why does everyone expect you to have a perpetual car payment? Even my family jokes that they need a tetanus shot if they ride with me (2002 Camry wagon)

What's their fucking problem?
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>>26103171
NPC cattle mentality
I don't like motorcycles but they have the right idea, they buy sportbikes from <2010 all the time
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Their problem is that you drive a rusty piece of shit, they don't care about your lack of a car loan.
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>>26103188
spbp
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>>26103171
They lived through (or were born after) a highly successful, multi-decade marketing/PR/lobbying campaign specifically to change public perception into what it is today.
Most major auto companies (American/Japanese/European) colluded starting in the 60's and 70's to get people to think of cars more as status symbols/disposables. Prior to that cars were built/expected to last. However, with the advent of mass consumer credit and the concept of controlled obsolescence the folks that stood to profit worked hard to shift things to where we are today.
Don't fall for it like most tards. I'm rocking the same Corolla I bought in 2010 and it trucks just fine. I look at it as no matter what were to break on it, it's still way cheaper then shelling out $30k for a replacement.
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>>26103208
Your social status is low because of your corolla, it's holding you back
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>>26103214
>t. proud leasee of a 2021 Ford EcoSport
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>>26103219
Yeah and it's new, I can afford it, and it gets bitches, can you say the same?
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>>26103214
Couldn't give less of a fuck.
I've used the savings over the years to help get me into a couple investment properties and then into an SW20 that I've since fully restored.
I rock the Corolla for work/errands, rice out when I need to turn heads, and go to sleep knowing that between paying the thing off and now I've avoided $39k in unnecessary expenses.
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>>26103214
Current plan is when my kid turns 16 in a few years gift him the corolla then buy/restore a late 80's caddy for the daily.
Aggressively advertise that I've ascended beyond things like fuel costs.
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>>26103171
Poor people get a shitbox then get a massive repair bill then go: oh no, I can't afford this repair bill, I spent it all on tattoos and alcohol! The dealer goes, no worries we'll roll what you owe into a new car and repeat the process every couple years
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>>26103171
The problem is probably that this is what a 2002 wagon should look like.
Does yours? If not, perhaps you should get something that does look good and take care of it well enough that it stays looking that good for the next 20 years.
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>>26103239
Facts. Major predatory debt trap.
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>>26103250
He's got a point OP. Even I shelled out to get the Corolla re-painted/upholstered at the 10-year mark.
Just because it isn't new doesn't mean it should look like a Pic n' Pull monstrosity.
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>>26103171
Tell them to give you a company vehicle or fuck off.
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>>26103188
Pretty much. I have trucks and bikes not much older than that. Everyone likes being in or on my vehicles.
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>>26103171
>What's their fucking problem?
You refused to join the game the others play and they hate you for it. They know if shit goes south there is at least one major creditor that wont chase you for missed payments, they also know your fully operational shitbox wont be repo'd while your halfway through trying to put stuff right.
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>>26103270
This
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>>26103171
So did you get this email OP or did you Google it up to emphasize your point?
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>>26103171
wtf is that letter anyway. it looks bad, sre you seeing customers? if not they can go fuck themselves. fucken hr trying to find shit to keep employed
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>>26103292
NGL, I'd love to get this. I'd explain I was financially secure, not replacing my car, and then when I get inevitably fired, I'd sue the fuck out of them.
This is a slam dunk for wrongful termination.
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>>26103171
Searching for the source to that image using Google Lens, it goes to a Facebook page titled "Generic Office Roleplay".
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>>26103188
>this

No one gives a fuck I don't have a car payment on my 21 wrx
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>>26103171
Consumerist culture + oversocialisation lionises living beyond your means to “keep up with the Joneses”.
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>>26103171
>this is fine
- OP, probably
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>>26103208
Buddy people have ALWAYS been status-obsessed morons. It wasn’t “da evil KKKorpos” who made people that way. Why do you think 50s cars were slathered in gratuitous chrome and tailfins? Why do you think people invented and bought cars in the first place?
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At least I don't drive a rusty shitbox like you poor fags lmao
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>>26103188

Thing is I've always looked after it and love this thing.

My then again my family has this weird mentality about how if it's hitting 100k or it's coming to its first major expensive service that you are better off trading it in for a new car (while it's still "worth something") before it becomes a headache.

Idgi though? How is buying a new $40-50k car more economically sensible than just paying $1.5k-2k for that major service to keep it in good condition?
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>>26103356
Basketball american tier credit rating.
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>>26103366
Its not logical.
But they think a new car does not need any kind of service.
A service does not add any value to the car. But it keeps the car on the road, which actually has some value in itself.

Normies are scared of repairs. Nee is simply better.
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>>26103313
i swear i've seen that camry used as a donor car for a restoration
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>>26103171
Isn't this illegal? As long as you have reliable transportation, what you drive shouldn't be any of their business.
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>>26103171
Old photo, but that letter means your car is such an absolute eyesore your boss of all people decided to say something to you. Quite simply, your car makes you look homeless or like a college girl. If your car is old yet well maintained and clean, you will never get correspondence like this
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Because cars have a limited time span and thus their value deteriorates constantly? An average car costs perhaps 30k and has a lifespan of 20 years/200k miles. You're not cheating anyone by trying to pretend that the average cost per yeae should be at least 1500 a year in that equation, but due to frontloading there is a certain moment after which the car seems artificially cheap.

There are no physical assets that do not incur a maintenance fee.
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>>26103208
Ah yes, the long lasting 50s cars with 5 number odometers
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>>26103432
If you're a financial advisor or realtor you're usually expected to have a newer car as to not scare off potential customers.
https://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/its-perfectly-legal-for-your-boss-to-tell-you-to-drive-a-nicer-car.html
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>>26103256
Some dickhead crashed into me in a carpark a few weeks ago. So I'm getting a free paintjob.
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>>26103171
Normies are retarded and try to spread their affliction. Fuck 'em
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>>26103297
at that point you'd have to be very careful though. they will be watching you like hawks with cameras, waiting for you to slip up and give them an excuse they can use to fire you. CYA, get every. thing. in. writing. Malicious compliance works too, do nothing more than what you're told etc.
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>>26103171
unless you're using your vehicle to conduct their business it has nothing to do with them what you drive or do not drive. Do they send the same letter to cunts who catch the bus? 'soz but we've noticed you don't have a vehicle, you're going to have to get one'
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Being afraid of loans is peak npc behaviour
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>>26103208
50/60s cars were facelifted every 1 or 2 years lmao they were absolutely disposable and peak consooomer
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W
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>>26103366
Normies are terrified of older shitboxes because they can't fix them. They pay a shop to bend them over every time something goes wrong so they can cry about the cost. Then they dismiss the appeal of old cars outright and put car payments on a pedestal because a car with a loan usually means a warranty/service. The cost is the same every month. No need to budget for repairs or plan out maintenance.
It's purely motivated by the NPCs fear of anything they can't understand
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>>26103171
>Sir, sir!!!! We noticed you are only paying for the standard Netflix subscription and not the premium subscription
>we noticed you bought a meal from McDonalds and didn’t supersize it
>we noticed your HELOC is not maxed out or non-existent

We have concerns for your financial decisions
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>>26103366
>How is buying a new $40-50k car more economically sensible than just paying $1.5k-2k for that major service
This is just simple math, right? With a $2k yearly service you can keep the car running for 25 years before you've spent the same amount as buying the new car, but the new car will have had additional service costs as well. Additionally older cars look better in my opinion, and mine has more SOVL than modern crap designed for Arabs.
Now that I think about it, are new cars actually cheaper to maintain? Since they all have much more complicated systems and electronics.
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>>26103470
>There are no physical assets that do not incur a maintenance fee.
Gold would like a word
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>>26103171
>Why does everyone expect you to have a perpetual car payment?
The most financially burdened employee makes for the most willing worker. Same reason as to why married men with children are promoted the most.
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>>26103235
>Aggressively advertise that I've ascended beyond things like fuel costs.

Ultimate power move that not many people understand, yet still far cheaper than the lease on a new Audi S3a8q14 2.0T/SC/Hamster
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>>26103617
>buying 50 dollar new jeans instead of 10 dollar thrift shop pants
>the same as using a 3k beater instead of signing your soul away to Mr. Steinbergstein for a 30k economy car
My boss loves my old shitbox because he had one just like it in high school
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>>26103403
Customer came in the other day for a battery replacement. After much talk, she decided to leave and get the battery from Autozone cuz it was cheaper. Before leaving, she asked us about a problem she'd been having with her radio not working sometimes. We explained that we'd have to diagnose the problem for $175 and go from there. She figured she'd might as well just trade the car in if it's that big a deal
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>>26103581
Are you suggesting of buying a 2002 corolla and trying to keep it running until 2042 with 1,5k annual maintenance?
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>>26103622
I drive old cars, but I bought my fiancee a brand new car that she never ever has to worry about.
I service it at the dealer I bought it at every 6k miles so there's doubles of all the maintenance paperwork.
Had it for 2 years and owe less than it's worth.
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>>26103657
Well, I suppose like anything, it's cheaper to have an old beater you can easily fix yourself, but that requires some amount of investment mentally and physically. That peace of mind for having all your issues covered costs a pretty penny.
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>>26103552
>Normies are terrified of older shitboxes because they can't fix them
Hahahahaha!
I’m old and daily drive a 70s car so this is hilarious.
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>>26103672
Yeah between me and my dad we have 4 vehicles that are 4.6 2v powered between the years of 97-04, we have that one specific engines maintenance down to a science
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>>26103171
I work in a law office, this is common. If you're driving to meet a client, you show up first and best dressed. It's a status thing. I guarantee the recipient of that letter showed up to meet with a client, and the client complained about it when they saw his rust bucket. If any of you anons receive a similar letter, the correct response is "My personal financial decisions are mine alone; should the company wish to see me drive a vehicle it deems appropriate, the company is more than welcome to procure it for me - alternatively, the company is free to issue me a check with the requisite funds to purchase said vehicle myself".
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>>26103173
>NPC cattle mentality
This desu, you're almost a feral human being at this point in time if you don't have a car payment, that's why all the normies gotta qct like youre weird, because it makes them feel like they're doing something stupid when they see you not struggling and getting where you need to go.
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>>26103171
>RE: Personal matter
>lmaoing at ur life
>sincerely, anon
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Because most people drive a 2002 NPC wagon only if they absolutely have to and they likely want to know if you’re a potential liability or not.
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>>26103171
No one cares what you drive unless it's a literal rust bucket. In which case there joking because your car looks like a piece of shit anon. Your Camry is probably clapped out. It's the equivalent of wearing worn out sneakers with holes in them and claiming people don't respect you for making them last lmao. Take better care of your shitbox
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This is definitely something unusual to get, but if OP was less of a faggot he'd post some pictures of his car.
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>>26103765
legally they're in deep shit if they say this, especially if it's in writing
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>>26103765
Lel non car payment fans kinda are a liability now that I think of it, they have less reason to have to work, people who are paycheck to paycheck are just better workers, because they have to be.
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>>26103292
It's fake
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Not to hijack the thread but how fucked am I driving pic related as a 33 year old college educated male
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>>26103854
>hatchback
I think you're gonna pull mad pussy, the chick's love goofy hatchback things.
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>>26103854
Get some centrecaps for your wheels, polish the fade out of your headlight lenses, and add a little tire shine and it'll look fine.

Otherwise you look like a pizza delivery driver.
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>>26103695
What if you went to your doctor and they were in some old beater ex fleet car. Some rich people do actually drive 15 year old cars but they keep them mint.

>>26103173
Worked at 2 places, first one was full of boomers who would kind of hint that I had a crap car and that I could get a better one if I saved up and the other they would say hey cool car. Noticed that the people who don't know or care much about cars are the ones who want to make you get a new one. They would see an old rx7 and just see a shitty old economy car while even a casual enthusiast could see something with historical significance.

>>26103484
At my work HR just does the schedules and stuff. My boss would be pissed getting rid of one of the better workers for having an old car.
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>>26103880
>tfw sister has paint damaged yaris
>hub caps cracked
>headlights oxidized to shit
>old ass linglong tires that slide like a bitch when it rains
>It's her favorite car of all time
It's fine anon, the chicks will see that hatch of his and be all over it or not at first glance, there's just a cuteness to those shitbox hatches that gets them.
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>>26103889
I don't meet with my doctor to discuss complex legal cases involving large sums of money. Alice Walton drives an '06 F150. Jeff Bezos drives a '97 Honda Accord. These are not exotic vehicles. I guarantee you that no rich person will show up to a meeting involving potential clientele in their shitbox, even if it was kept "mint".
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>>26103171
If you work in a client facing environment I think this is a reasonable ask. You don't have to have a brand new flashy car, but you shouldn't have a car that looks like it's falling apart.
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>>26103651
wait, are you suggesting that can't be done? all wear parts plus the occasional major repair would likely fall near the 1.5-2k annual mark, and that's not even factoring in all the things you'd still be paying to have done on the new car. maybe if you had every little repair/fluid change done at a stealership it would go above that number, but it would certainly stay below it if you did some or most of the work yourself
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>>26103171
Holy fuck is this real? How can they even say that shit legally?
>uhhhh sir we've noticed you don't have the newest tessie you're making 60k a year can't you afford payments
>sir please don't save your money sir drive more expensive car we don't know anything about cars but we all drive overpriced land barges so you should too
>you're making the company and yourself look bad for not buying the newest most (((modern))) vehicles sir you need to spend 30k on a corolla to meet our requirements
>older cars are more reliable and offer the same qualities as newer ones?
>but anon they're not new they just don't look good please just spend your hard earned money on a shitty over priced car you don't want trust us they're just better

Please for the love of God update us on how this goes. I've never seen anything this asinine from an employer before.
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>>26103188
Still none of their fucking business, what I drive to work doesn't affect my work performance in any shape, if I'm supposed to travel by car in a representative function it's their obligation to provide me a company car anyway.
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>all these people thinking op got this email
newfags, newfags everywhere
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>>26103919
That pic is old and not OP's. Also in America your boss can ask you to do damn near anything not illegal including spending a ton of money on a new car so you don't upset clients or whatever. Boomers love the idea of shekelberg practically owning your ass just because you work there so any attempts at giving workers autonomy over their lives is shut down.

>>26103854
Extremely fucked.
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>>26103984
Your boss cannot force you to purchase a new vehicle. If the company wants to see me in a new Mercedes, they are more than welcome to purchase one for me - gas and insurance taken care of by the company.
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>>26103854
My dad went to interview as a Mechanical Engineer, the guy giving the interview saw his clapped out '77 Oldsmobile parked outside and said, "Man, we need to give that guy a job," so that's how he got the job.
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>>26103525
There's a Huge difference between perceived obsolescence and planned obsolescence
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>>26103171
If you have too much financial freedom then you have no fear of being fired or fear of quitting and looking for a new job. If you have mortgage and car payments to keep up you will be much more compliant and less likely to risk job hopping.
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>>26103356
"Why the poor stay poor" ~ A /o/ depiction

Fuck, this kills me. For the amount this mung is gonna spend you could cover 1/3 to 1/2 of an income property. That you could then rent out for twice what that payment is.
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>>26103489
Been there. 100% a moment that separates the Chad's from the Onions Boys.
A real man will double down and bump offside music on the shitbox sound system...
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>>26103581
Yes. They require more specialized diagnostic equipment and often specialized training to use it. Plus parts cost more since everything is over-engineered to death. Take the fact that minicoopers have engen mounts that require hydronic fluid for "variable stiffness adjustment" for example.
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>>26103356
I wonder if the financiers of deals like these ever lose sleep at night.
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>>26103611
Thanks man. I view it as the ultimate win and way to thumb my nose at the system.
No college degree. Self taught about finances. Makes enough to drive nothing but gas chugging novelties that I fix in my private garage space.

Just remember: capitalism is broken, upward mobility is a lie, and no one can "win the game" without being born ritch.
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>>26103695
Based and lawsuit pilled.
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>>26103814
I'll take my apology in the form of a check - OP
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>>26104381
I wouldn't. If someone makes the choice to sign that, that's on them. Social Darwinism.
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>>26103489
kek! fucking lost harder than i should
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>>26104381
Nah. With a profit margen like that I'm sure Mr. Sheckelstine can afford a premium mattress.
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>>26103335
My guy, no one is saying people aren't inherently vain/stupid or "big business" is evil.
That said, corporations have a rational self-interest and this is ALL a matter of public record. It was specifically done to target baby boomers. Specifically, to counteract influence from their parents who 1) grew up when autos were much less common, 2) spent less because they survived the depression, and 3) were more willing/likely to do with put because of 1 and 2.
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>>26103910
2010 Corolla fag here. This got me curious. I've kept a running monthly budget since 2008 with auto expenses broken out from gas and registration costs. After cracking the numbers for nearly 13 years I've had the car I have an average monthly maintenance cost of $982.
Old boy just hit 200k last month and the only replacements I've had to make have been the sound system, factory paint, and alternator (outside of standard consumables of course).
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>>26103173
>picture of text
bro fucking kill yourself
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>>26104449
meds
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>>26103631
If I had money it would be hard to not be this way and I can't rationalize it. There's just an emotional "fuck this shitbox" response that makes me want to drop my race bike in the nearest dumpster every time I have to fix PO nonsense.

>>26104437
>After cracking the numbers for nearly 13 years I've had the car I have an average monthly maintenance cost of $982.
You've spent $153,000 on a Corolla?
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>>26103356
bait aside, can someone explain why this is legal?
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>>26103356
there was a dude on here in the last Honda General who was a step away from leasing the 23 type-r for $960 a month. He almost reaches that same level as pic rel.
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>>26104437
>average monthly maintenance cost of $982.
I hope you meant yearly, or total cost to operate.
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>>26104437
>average monthly maintenance cost of $982
>monthly
please tell me you meant to say yearly. based on your list of repairs I can only assume you did.
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>>26104508
Why not? If someone makes the choice to do that then that's on them. If I offer to sell you a lollipop for $1000 and you accept, why should anyone interfere with your decision?
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>>26103470
>only 200k
What cars do you drive? Mine go to 300k.
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>>26103313
based. the weight reduction makes it go faster and get better mileage.
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>>26103214
My grandfather made about $350,000 as a hydrological engineer before he retired and just drives 20 year old Toyota Pickup. We're unironically family friends with a major director and he drives a fucking Subaru hybrid. His ex wife had a Mercedes CLS lmao.
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>>26104505
>>26104522
>>26104534

Yah, yearly. I'm retarded.
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>>26104600
This is your brain on poorfag lmao
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>>26103471
Try finding one that hasnt rolled over the tach multiple times. 50s/60s cars were superior in every way except handling and fuel efficiency
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>>26104600
kek makes sense though. I don't have a spreadsheet but I know offhand that I've put down about 5k over the 9 years I've owned my car, plus oil and shit like wiper blades and bulbs. need new winter tires next season so that'll shoot the number up
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>>26103171
>What's their fucking problem?
Lots of people have EXPECTATIONS of YOU nowadays. What if a client walks through the parking lot and sees your car and is not impressed?


>>26103228
>Couldn't give less of a fuck.
Your employment contract probably has a set of behavior clauses for personal actions and extracurricular activities that reflect upon the company. If you sign such a contract, you do surrender some rights and can be terminated for violating conditions in your contract. Be aware that this is typically a "For Cause" type of firing, thus you will lose many benefits. My employment contract allows the company to remove company matching to the 401K in "for cause" situations. My state also denies unemployment insurance benefits in "for cause" terminations, so your state might be that way too.
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>>26103603
>financially burdened employee makes for the most willing worker. Same reason as to why married men with children are promoted the most.

Wow I never thought of it this way. That makes a lot of sense.

I mean the reason why I'm unemployed now and refuse to work is because I'm unmarried without kids and refused to get the vax.

I'm sure if I had a family I'd chicken out and get vaxxed
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>>26105032
Hungry dog is the best dog, Anon... It's just the way it is, that's why your credit score goes down when everything has a zero balance, you're no longer being a good little slave because you're not working to pay them.
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>>26103171
Made nearly $200,000 NET last year.
I drive a 2000 Corolla 5 speed with nearly 300,000 miles.
It's all smashed up on 1 side.
2 of the 4 doors open correctly.
Taillight is smashed with Orange tape.
Transmission is rough as fuck.
Driver Door handle only open from the outside.
Clear coat is completely gone.
Insurance is like $40 a month.
Still capable of 40+MPG

At this point it's a joke to see how long it'll last.
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>>26103356
atleast he is currently halfway there to paying it off
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>>26103171
I got a vaguely related letter awhile back from my car insurance company, noting I didn't receive the lowest rate possible (Perfect driving record) because I had no credit score. Literally none. Because I've always paid straight cash for everything and never been in any sort of debt ever.

Hitler was 1000% right.
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>tfw get asked if i bought a new car whenever i clean it
cleaning a car is such a hassle when you dont got the privilege of using a power washer
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>>26103171
Show pics of car.
This can make sense if either your customers can see your car, or you drive a crackheadmobile.
Why would your family mention tetanus shots if the car was clean and rust free?
>t. Driver of a 20y 280k mile car nobody ever complains about
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>>26103171
Post a picture of the 2002 Camry Wagon.
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>>26104508
The alternative is that basketball americans wouldn't be able to buy cars at all, which would be racist.
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>>26103854
looks like you make extremely sensible decisions, unironically
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>>26105083
>I had no credit score. Literally none
Dangerously antisemetic
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>>26103214
I don't care what you think of me, because I don't like you or what you stand for.
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>>26103270
Totally this! This guy gets it.
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>>26103986
>Your boss cannot force you to purchase a new vehicle.
Nope they sure can't. By the way, your current team is a bit overstaffed so we're putting you deep in the bitchwork corner with no upwards mobility or opportunities to distinguish yourself, and no pay raises either. Thanks for being a team player!
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>>26103682
I've got hold of a very clean 2001 grand marquis about a year ago and its got around 104000 miles. Any wisdom to share?
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There is nothing wrong with living within your means, or in not investing more money than needed if you just need A to B.

People just love to be busybodies.
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>>26103581
If we exclude extraneous necessities like tires, brakes, and fluid it should be absolutely possible to keep a 2002 vehicle running for 40 years for about $15-18k (in today's $).
Engine and trans change plus suspension, and assuming you care for the frame/underbody, perhaps some do-at-home plate welding to restructuralize it at the 25-30 year mark if it really needs to.
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>>26105497
Shit, if you live in a rust free state, you could theoretically keep a modern car on the road for 40 years without even welding anything, my car is almost 20 years old, and the only surface rust is on the exhaust system, and it's still solid and not leaking, it's not like the Japanese cars of old, where you would get the thing brand new and there would be surface rust on it, the corrosion protection on modern cars is so damn good, that even the fucked up salt states will take a very long time to destroy a car.
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>>26103239
Underrated
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>>26103171
>not being self employed in 2022
YIKES.
That’s actually pretty cool art though. Frame it.

Use it as inspiration to escape mediocrity.
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>>26103188
>they don't care about your lack of a car loan.
They do, it's a signal that he's not plugged into the Matrix and might not fall for other Jewish tricks. Clearly a dangerous individual.
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>>26105598
>tfw never had a car payment
>tfw working less hard than everyone around me and still having a good ass time
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>>26105083
>I wanted credit but had no credit score
The humanity!
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>>26104672
lmao no, only very few made it past 100k before rusting out or being scrapped, they were much cheaper to buy back then are were essentially treated as disposable. you only think so many of them rolled over because the only ones left have done so, due to being well maintained or restored. the millions upon millions not well kept after are long gone
compared to today where the average age of a vehicle is the longest in history, 11 years. vehicles today are considerably better in almost every possible metric, including reliability, power, safety, handling, braking, fuel efficiency, comfort, and ease of use
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you pay for maintenance or you pay for a new car
either way you will pay
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>>26105733
Well yeah Anon, all cars do is take your money, I hate paying for transmission fluid, oil, filters, etc, but you need these things on a new car as well, and that's gonna have higher insurance, you pay more taxes when you register because it's worth more and your insurance is more expensive, as well as the insurance because the value is higher, and if you finance or lease the thing, there's gonna be a finance charge.
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>>26105733
Too true.

For me, it’s new motorcycles, and late model salvage title cars.
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>tfw car finally gave up during the pandemic and i needed a new car right away
i really got fucked but hey i've got like 4 years to go
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>>26105738
and engines, transmissions, and bushings, shocks, control arms, cvs, wheel bearings, interior bits that tear/crack, exterior bits that get hit by Kayla whoops or end up cracking because they're 12 years old and plastic
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>>26105773
I've done control arm bushings and struts on my car, and the over 5 years I've been driving, it's still cheaper than getting something new over and over, only for it to get rock chipped and banged, which is gonna piss you off when you've got something nice that's taking a bite out of your ass monthly, I always tell people that cars are fucking expensive, so you need to rethink even driving if replacing the struts is too expensive to handle, because before I could afford to buy my car and do maintenance, I rode the fucking bus to work, and it just was what it was.
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>>26103290
>2020
What do you think?
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>>26105285
Enjoy the high turnover rate. You're a fool to think there is any upwards mobility without moving companies anyway. Stay for 1-2 years, leave for a salary jump and higher position, repeat.
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>>26103313
>he's literally me
Seriously though what can I do about this shit? Weld new metal onto it?
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>>26103335
>KKKorpos
They want to destroy our culture, people, and everything we love. They don't deserve to bear the KKK.
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>>26104381
They are laughing all the way to the bank.
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>>26106307
get a car door from the scrapyard
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>>26106307
Yeah, that's a bit too far gone. You can't just weld new metal onto it either, you'd have to cut out the entire section and weld a new piece of sheet metal onto it. The rust does look contained to the door so I suppose you could just find another door but that can get pricey depending on the car. If it's a shitbox you could probably get one from your local scrapyard.
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>>26104540
Usury is forbidden for a reason, greed is a deadly sin. Of course these "people" worship Mammon, so they have no problem with it.
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>>26103651
People have already done that. See: any old Toyota.
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>>26103171
Joke's on them, I don't have a car
t. WFHchad
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>>26103891
Saw an Mitsubishi Colt GLX -96, it was very neat. I understand that they like 'em.
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>>26103919
>You nees a Tesla to fit in with our company's environmentally friendly brand, anon. I'm afraid that old gas guzzler wont cut it.
:^)
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>>26105083
your payment history with them should be enough. fucking kiked system
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>>26103984
I'm sometime very happy I live in Europe, this is one of those times.
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>>26103171
Don't care I drive a 23 year old rusty Corolla with a mismatched front right fender. Will buy another one eventually but keep it clean of rust.
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>>26106316
>>26106319
I was planning to cut everything rusty and get a new plate welded in. Probably ignoring the rust on the underside there.
The previous owners said they had checked for doors at the scrapyard and they were like $150 a piece and only in red... I paid $1600 for the whole car, so 20% of the price for new doors doesn't seem that appealing. Front wheel sides/covers whatever they are called are also rusted. So that's more too.
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>>26105733
Even if you DIY you still spend on your tools, a garage, parts, and time.
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New cars putting tons of shit behind a paywall and having all kinds of tech specifically to fuck you over is another reason for someone not to want a new car. Has anyone here built a car from a kit? Seems like it might be a good idea if you have the time and ability since you know exactly what's going into it.
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>>26103222
I have a functioning marriage with my loving wife, but you do you.
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>>26104683
Honestly, some years it was around $150. Just oil and filters. Most other jumps are tires, suspension, or fuckers kicking debris of the freeway and ruining my windshield.

It's 10th bday was what really drove up the average. Replaced/upgraded the whole sound system, upgraded the suspension, and got it fully repainted all within about two months. Didn't skimp on any of it either.

Pretty sure if I cheaped out on the paint/sterio, or if I didn't do it at all I'd have an annual average cost closer to $500.
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>>26104873
Corolla fag again.
While you're right about an employer being able to slip shit like that into a contrcontract that stuff has bitten my white trash family before so it was something I knew to look out for/avoid.
Ironically the place I've worked for the last 17 years does have a morality clause, and clothing restrictions in our contrcontracts but nothing outside of that.
Being upper management now it's led to some fun. I've had a few people try to give me shit, and with out exception, whenever I look up their finances (which we're required to report) in the company database they're always either in major debt or just breaking even.
I love it.
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>>26103986
I'd counter with suggesting a company vehicle for sure. Everyone should know about depreciating assests, especially for the perception of others.
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>>26105053
Fuck man. You're officially my goal now.
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>>26105609
Fug. That pic gave me a mighty chuckle.
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>>26105083
>oh vey no credit score
> get this goyem on a payment play immediately
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>>26103356
>credit provided: $41k
>now owe $33k
Can someone explain why this isn't a good thing? Just pay off what you owe with the credit provided, and pocket the rest.
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>>26106967
The $33k is the interest. He's borrowing $41k and getting hit with an additional $33k penalty/interest because of his credit. So his $41k car is actually costing him $74k.
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>>26106987
>his $41k car is actually costing him $74k
$74k in future money, so his $41k car will probably cost about tree fiddy when coverted to today-money.
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>>26107013
>le future money meme
Lmaoing at how fast people think inflation is going, it's obviously cringe, but motherfuckers are acting like banks are dumb enough to lend money at a loss. I thought the whole Nick Rochefort "I killed the guy" thing was a meme, but that's how people are acting when they go buy that Honda Civic with a huge markup plus interest.
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>picture of text post is STILL on the front page
BRO FUCKIGN KYS OMG
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>>26103581
Yes your right
My first car was a 70s 240z
Mad reliable with 200k miles on it maybe more. I didnt put more than $500 a year into it. Only sold it cause i was moving to a shit city for uni. Yeah way cheaper than if i bought a new car, ide have to be shelling out maintinace cost about now if i did
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>>26103854
Im a 28 year old mechanical engineer graduate and i drive these. Im about to turn down a 75k job offer
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>>26103992
Its me lmao
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>>26107022
>acting like banks are dumb enough to lend at a loss
I can't, I don't even have a reaction image to explain how your stupidity makes me feel.
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May I say that vehicles are likely the shittiest investment people make while somehow being an important status symbol? Landlets are out here buying post-coof problematic hunks of junk instead of investing in a home, stocks etc. they’re investing in an item that’s constantly at risk of being destroyed, depreciates the moment it’s off the lot, accrues a multitude of different fees for maintenance, and on top of that you have to buy insurance to be privileged enough to go through this same process every couple years.
Yeah, I think I’ll stick with buying shit boxes for awhile
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>>26103820
No I meant more that they may suspect that anon has some other cash sink which forbades him from buying a car that isn’t a 2002 camry wagon, which is usually a first order of business for many.

Stuff like an addiction to something expensive or having money be vacuumed away by dept.
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>>26107201
But it’s an exceptionally stupid assumption. Not everyone is that invested in getting a newer or nicer car. If anon’s work performance is fine, his frugal spending habits are none of their business
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>>26103171
I would resign from this position immediately. First off, credit checks are a breach of privacy and have no effect on whether you are a good employee or not. If you want to blow your salary on hookers, gambling, and credit cards then that's on you, if you show up to work and put in the effort then they should be satisfied.
Speaking of salary, since the author of that email (assuming it's real) wanted to specifically point out how that person is making such a good wage that they can afford a new car with ease, that person should use that to their advantage and find another job. It should be easy if their salary was worth mentioning.
Lastly, the condition and type of vehicle is irrelevant. I work at a pharmaceutical plant in eastern PA, the director of the plant drives a 99 Passat GLS wagon. That car is worth $6k tops, while I know for a fact he makes shy of $400k a year. Some people don't care about cars and see them as appliances to transport their body to work, the one they drive is irrelevant unless they at least imply they're interested in them as a hobby.
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>>26107224
>breach of privacy
>no effect
>that's on you
Gotta read that fine print pimp.
My employment contract hit on all of that and the job takes employee finances super seriously. Logic being: everyone needs a goverment security clearance to do the work and if you're in crazy bad debt you're statistically more likely to commit espionage (either corporate or international).
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>>26107197
So the reason vehicle are a status symbol is because they're such a shit investment. It's no different then having a beach front home in Cali or a pure gold jewelry in the ghetto. It's a way to advertise "I know this is a waste but I don't care. I have so much it doesn't effect me." The bigger issue is that most folks are retarded and/or insecure so they procure the status symbol at the cost of real financial security.
It's for the same reason they don't invest in proper insurance if their vehicle actually an investment. I didn't buy a shitbox until money stopped being a concern for me and my friends wonder how I can afford it. Same with insurance.
I've dumped almost 20k into my shitbox at this point, but if it does get wrecked, I'll get a check that will more then cover a new chassis, parts, and my time/effort. The option is there, folks just need to be self aware enough to take it.
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>>26103171
I'm driving my shitbox until Stacey T bones me and there's nothing (((they))) can do about it.
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>>26107224
>First off, credit checks are a breach of privacy and have no effect on whether you are a good employee or not.
incorrect. credit checks allow companies to not hire niggers (who are terrible employees) and have a bulletproof mathematical defense against claims of racial discrimination
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>>26103171
Now you know why Jews call non-Jews goyim and gentile. It's the one thing I agree with them on, normies are fucking retarded.
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>>26103171
That kind of shit gets in the way of actual issues companies should be focused on.
I started a job in early spring and committed to riding my mopeds everyday thanks to the gasoline price spike that occurred at the time. Turns out my coworkers were under the impression I didn't have a valid driver license because of that. Even though the hiring requirements are having a license and passing a driving history check.
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>>26107224
>work at a pharmaceutical plant in eastern PA, the director of the plant drives a 99 Passat GLS wagon. That car is worth $6k tops, while I know for a fact he makes shy of $400k a year.
one of my aunts has over 20 million in the bank and she drives a 2005 sl350. She still drives it because she loves the car, it's her only car too.
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>>26105059
Doubt it. People who end up in these insane car payments usually end up losing the car within 6 months. If they are extra niggerish they get a car with no intentions of ever making a single payment and just try to keep for as long as possible, hiding it from the repo man, trying to get the bank to pity them and give them extra time, etc.
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People are in way more debt than you can fathom. The average normie born after about 1970 thinks that it is perfectly acceptable to have everything on finance. The USA and the UK are the most debt ridden countries for this. Everything is done on loan or lease or credit. The "deals" are terrible and become more expensive every year but it doesn't stop people taking them out

A £599 car payment is fine for these people because they also have a £500 credit card payment and a £1000 mortgage and about another £1000 on other shit. Combine this with stagnant wages over the last 20 years in the entire western world and all you have is people taking on more and more debt to keep themselves in a new car
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>>26108138
with that logic you can't be against the holocaust
>people are retards by nature
>you abuse their nature to get them to do whatever you want
>you can even get them to board trains to go to concentration camps

bretty gud take
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>>26108142
SL is pretty baller tbf
excellent retirementmobile
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>>26103171
Same concept as an HOA, keeps rift raft looking shit out so it doesn't lower your value. Like working for a good law firm in the nice part of town and driving a rusty pre-facelift Dodge Charger into work. You're gonna give your cliental a different idea as to who your clients might be or even your employees. Some jobs image is just as important as your actual capability to do the job and a employer will expect you to be good on both fronts. Basically get the fuck out of the services industry.
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>>26108617
>keeps rift raft looking shit out
It's a doggy dog world out there.
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>>26109066
those wronguns are a diamond dozen
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>>26104383
>Just remember: capitalism is broken, upward mobility is a lie, and no one can "win the game" without being born ritch.
Are you being ironic here? Because it sure sounds like you have somewhat made it from nothing...
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>>26108617
The image in OP doesn't seem to imply that he works directly with customers, at least not using his car.
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>>26103366
Your family are literally retarded and you should not give a fuck what they say
Poast shitbox, I wanna see it
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>>26108085
incredibly based
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>>26103171
I alternate between my ancient manual Mercedes in summer and a 2008 S Class in winter and only recieve compliments because I keep them looking nice
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>>26105032
Very few employers gives a fuck about vaccines here in USA i can work pretty much anywhere. Even if they do "require" vaccines im exempt for religious reasons and discrimination on that basis is illegal.
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>>26105125

What is this racism you speak of? It sounds like a very good quality that ensures a healthy society. Can we spread this virtue?
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>>26109411
This picture is so funny. Have fun fucking your cousin tonight
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>>26109429

Thanks bro, my cousin is super fine. Ill see if shes up for that.
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>>26109416
RACISM ™
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>>26103171

if you have a beater that old it says a number of things about you

1. you are shit with money
2. you have no credit
3. you are an immigrant/drug dealer/not allowed to open a bank account

There is nothing wrong with financing a vehicle with a 0-4% interest rate. Especially in the current environment. Poor people think that debt is bad, debt is simply money with an expiration date.
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get a new car, chud
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>>26109450
>debt is simply money with an expiration date.
It's risk, you fuckin nigger with white skin.
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They buy a new smart phone every year and if their 40x more expensive car isn't compatible with it they die immediately and become an ethereal non-existent being.
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>>26109462

I make 12k a month and have 20k cash in my checking account right now. I just put 10k on credit cards buying stuff for black friday. You know why? Cause my roi far outpaces credit card APR

it's money with an expiration time. I give you 50k and you need to pay me back in 5 years. The interest is 20k.

If you make more than that 20k in the 5 years you get the extra free money. If you fail to make 20k and the time limit expires, you lose money.

yea some loser making $18 an hour shouldn't finance at 27% APR cause they're not beating the interest. A vehicle at 3% in this environment? A monkey can beat that.
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>>26109495
>12K a month
>not even two months salary in the bank
Wut
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>>26109501

>cash is trash

? its 2022 lol I can wire 200k from my brokerage account tomorrow

not beating credit card APR leaving all my cash in a bank (;
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>>26109510
Yeah okay rich guy, you got everything figured out.
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>>26107127
ok this I don't really get. My guy you spent like 5 years slaving away at the hardest 4 year degree offered at any university. Don't you wanna buy yourself something nice? Nothing crazy, but get something you want?
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>>26109519

i don't, but driving a car that OP describes is going to cause you far far far more problems (and I'm not talking about maintenance/repairs) than simply financing a modern car at a low interest rate. Start building your credit score now so you can do that

Too many young people are told that credit and debt are the devil and end up with a 650 score at 25 and find themselves unable to rent an apartment or get a decent car
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I'm not sure what the consensus is here.

If it's an extremely well kept old tan camry (OP implied his is rusty) to the point that it looks mint, wouldn't this better represent you? It would show that your family who had it before are conscientious and careful over a long period if it looks like it was not in an accident. I would rank that person higher than the guy who got some new kia or something.
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>>26109429

Have you gotten your 6th booster, anon?
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>>26109538
You'd look bad if your car was from 1982 and it was 2002, however between 2002 to 2022 cars just haven't really improved as much.
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>>26109538
I agree with this poster, at least somewhat (if the car has mechanical issues then its probably time for a new car). But if the car is really mint with only underside surface rust and the paint/interior is still great, I think its fine. But if the car is an absolute clunker with rust everywhere, check engine light, and cig stains from the 15 previous owners then yeah its absolutely time for a newer car.
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>>26109543
This, unless it's super destroyed and meth'd up, a fuckin Camry from 15 years ago is literally what a modern car looks like even if it's in regular used condition, and you can get that cash, and where did this idea come from that paid off cars have to be shitty? If you can drop MSRP and markup on a new ride without worrying about it, hats fucking off, that's great.
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>>26109531
Something nice? Like a volvo 240? I already got that, i got 2 of them in fact
>living for material gains
>thinking a meche degree is “hard”
>working for money
I dont want anything. What would i even buy? I have no idea, no new cars are apealing and i got to drive pretty much every new car this last summer as a photographer: jag, audi, lexus, honda, chevy, ford, vw, bmw, volvo, rivian. All these shiters are fucking gay and horrid
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>>26109450
>There is nothing wrong with financing a vehicle with a 0-4% interest rate
umm there is, chud, I can buy a G35 rwd faster than most cars for $6k rn or slow ass pos 150hp civic/corolla for $45k + markup + tip

obvious choice
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>>26109605
>G35 rwd
Dangerously based, I remember when those fuckin things were dropping below 10 grand back in the early 10s, and it was the greatest used car ever, it still is if you can get a nice one.
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>>26109615
G35/g37 are alegedly the most expensive car to insure. Mostly because the owners are all fucking Goons. Its like the black airforce 1 of vehicles.
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>>26109645
>Its like the black airforce 1 of vehicles
Kek, and it's so unfortunate this has happened, G coupes are supposed to be GT cars for people with class, but the niggers are against everything that is right, so we get all this takeover nonsense.
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>>26109645

almost every time I see one they want to race
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>>26109429
Cry more nigger lover
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>>26103171
>you need a new car
The company can pay for it then. I'm not hanging myself up on a new car just because some old roast beef has beef about what I drive.
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>>26103171

HRM are the most useless bags of shit to burden any company. what do they really bring to the company but a face to point to when the bosses decide to lay off people or want someone else to eat shit for their bad decisions?

like good job honey you got a computer and a keyboard? wow that's very impressive honey, you can type emails, very nice... now can I talk to the man who told you to write this?
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>>26103171
Idgi, if it's about meeting up with clients and looking successful, isn't that what company cars are for?
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>>26103854
>a 33 year old
lololol I thought that belonged to some 22-24 burnout the first time you posted that I now feel better about myself
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>>26109531
>My guy you spent like 5 years slaving away at the hardest 4 year degree offered at any universit

Laughs in Electrical Engineering.
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>>26103854

That's a sweet ride, Anon. I'd just make the wheels and headlights shiny again.
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>>26109105
Yes. Yes I am.
Nothing is broken at least to the degreemost claim. People, generally speaking, are either too lazy, scared, or undisciplined to educate themselves on the rules of the game, and then play to win.
I thank my lucky stars daily that I was born in a capitalist country in an time when a person has limitless info/educational materials instantly available and all for free.
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>>26109603
I don't know, like a sports car or truck or something? You're on /o/ so I assume you're into cars/trucks. You don't have to buy a 2022 BMW for $70k kek but something you think is fun to drive?

>>26109775
eh I meant engineering in general, but yeah EE is arguably harder because of the math involved. It really depends on if you're personally more into math or physics. ME is more applied physics.
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>>26109645
Fucking kek
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>>26109510
Gotta watch out for that dude. It wors great until it doesn't.
My dad did this religiously until his brokerage house had a sever issue and he was locked out of his assets for a week. Shit happened when he was trying to pull the funds to buy another income property. Wound up blowing the whole thing for him and he caught $20k in penalty fees.
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If you don't make 4k/mth after taxes and aren't spending $2000+ on a house payment plus $700+ on a car you're an absolute failure of a human being and deserve to be ground into dust by the system.
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>>26103208
>Most major auto companies (American/Japanese/European) colluded starting in the 60's and 70's to get people to think of cars more as status symbols/disposables
GM wanted you to buy a new car ever year in the 50s
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>>26109819
Yeah you're really gonna raise children and pay utilities with that spare $1300 you fuckin white nigger
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>>26109793
Corolla fag again and I can kinda comment on this. For me (and I'd guess others) it's about the added value, or a lack their of. I generally don't feel the need to be flashy, and I don't really want much (even though I can afford it).
So if that's the case, what does a new car provide me?
Fresh paint? Clean plastic? I've already got those or could get them with little trouble.
I drive high end rentals on work travel constantly and most of the features either add nothing to my experience or needlessly complicate it. So why pay for the privilege of that all the time?
I'd much rather stick to my beater and use the money I don't spend on shit that does bring me joy elsewhere. Stuff like going out whenever I don't feel like cooking, or flying home once a year to do nothing but go to cons with my friends and binge drink.
That brings me way more pleasure then a new car.
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>>26109830
>1st job in the household makes 62k/yr
>median 2-job house income is ~71k circa 2021
>white nigger
Dropped the ball on that, you did.

>spare $1300
Bitch please we all know people with 2 kids and a "middle level" income (which shouldn't ever qualify for tax relief or benefits/vouchers) are getting 6k+ on their "tax returns" plus whatever other bennies the "woman" of the house is crying for.
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>>26109531
Some people have no ambition and have convinced themselves that nice things are bad and a Jewish scheme
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>>26103171
If the bosses all concerned about "image", just show up in pic related.
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>>26109793
Thats the thing . I dont find any of these new cars fun to drive at all
Low visability, hella gizmos, shity controls, awful handling and a high price to boot, why bother?
>>26109833
My thoughts exactly
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>>26109920
>>26109833
that's fine to think like that, but its just unusual because /o/ is generally an automotive enthusiast board. Because here like vehicles and typically don't just see them as 'point A to point B transport'.
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>>26109945
I like driving cars to have fun too, but us as young men can't be ruining our lives financially over a damn Subaru, or whatever bullshit car that car guys are spending most of their income on, we just don't have the buying power that those before us did, and it's hard enough to save money as it is.
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>>26109945
I am an enthusiast, what makes you think im not? I feel like these new cars are a to b transporters if anything. I feel like your definition of enthusiast is just consumerism
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>>26103222
Only bitches you will get with an Ecosport is Punjabi call center workers.
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>>26109945
/o/ only cares about cars they can afford, for most people on this board that means basic bitch shitboxes
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>>26103171
Nuke America.
Inshallah. And Britain too (except Wales).
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>>26103854
Not bad. Life is easy with a commuter car. I had one for a while then got a sports car. Not All it’s cracked up to be. Lots of headaches. Consider yourself lucky anon
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>>26109945
I'd call myself an enthusiast. As I said before my other car is an MR2 (second one I've owned) that I fixed and whip around like a goon.
Plus there's the plan to rebuild/daily an old caddy in the future.
I just never put my enjoyment of any hobby over my financial security. I knew that if I waited lived like a monk, saved, invested and got my finances in order I would be able to have a much better time in how I actually enjoy all my hobbies.
So far it's worked out as planned.
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>>26109411
>camps
What?
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>>26109437
>tfw never got the SS experience with older cousin
Reality is not like the animus...
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>>26109450
>putting your money into paying for a deprecating asset is better than putting the same money into investments
This is the absolute mental gymnastics of the eternal renter.
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>>26109912
This car doesn't look like it has the footholds that trucks usually do to help you get in them and it looks even higher than the trucks I've seen. Must be a pain to get into and out of.
>>26112359
Australia had caps for the unvaccinated. And there were plenty of people calling for camps even if they weren't set up in countries like the US.
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>>26112424
Inconvenience is temporary.
Clout is eternal.
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>>26103171
Everyone spends ~$100-$500 per month in perpetual fuel
They spend another $100-$400 per month in insurance
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>>26103854
this is a good car. nothing wrong with driving this if you're just trying to get from point A to point B without any sort of fun.
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>>26109531
The 240 is pure automotive kino.
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>>26109847
t. fell for the Jewish schemes.
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>>26109543
>You'd look bad if your car was from 1982
That's classics, anon. If you drive one in good condition you would look less poor than one from 2002.
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>>26109546
>If you can drop MSRP and markup on a new ride without worrying about it, hats fucking off, that's great.
Everything's great, except the car. New cars lack sovl for the most parts.
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>thing
>thing, older
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>>26113121
agreed imo. but what about the boomer who will say that you're reckless for driving a car that is missing modern safety standards. ie seatbelts.
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>>26109793
>recommends a fucking truck
lmao
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>>26109920
>fun to drive
Come home, white man.
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>>26105083
I hate kikes but this is reasonable. No data means no good or bad data. Plus, the average person with no credit score has probably turned out to be quite a liability on average.
Also, there’s a few good reasons to have a credit card, even just for emergencies. The fact you forego these casts doubt on your day to day judgement.
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>>26109531
75k isnt really enough to get something *that* nice. Just enough to get you into credit trouble.
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>>26103228
If it gets you around and you are comfortable in it then don’t let another person’s opinion affect you too much. Just take it in stride and keep doing you anon. They are projecting a lot of their own insecurities onto you. If they aren’t comfortable in a certain type of car then they definitely aren’t comfortable in their own skin. They are basically trannies. Your family is a bunch of transsexual degenerates and you should run them over with your Camry.
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>>26113273
>n*poleon
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>>26103171
>2002 Camry wagon
Perhaps it's the bolt on camper on a sedan?
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>>26109450
Every millionaire I've ever known had a 20 year old Honda.
What's your point?
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>>26106638
your post sounds like you have never done that before, trust me, it will take a huge amount of time and skill to make those welds look halfway good, and there is also painting to do, etc.
just buy that replacement door or rivet some mad-max style sheet
>t. have wasted time on welding shitboxes before
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>>26109945
O is generally a board for homosexuals such as yourself, it's laughable to suggest this is an 'enthuaist' board....
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>>26109450
>saving money driving a cheap car is bad because... I said so, okay??
>There is nothing wrong with financing a vehicle you can't afford
oy fuckin veeeeeeey
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>>26108085
Based Astinaposter. May A-pillar trims be plentiful at your local wreckers
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>>26113232
No man would complain about that...
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>>26115032
>look halfway good
That's not really part of the plan. If I couldn't find doors in matching color they would have to be painted too.
>rivet
Just feel like it would be the same, other than it being more prone to leaking and rusting again.
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>>26109945
>like vehicles and typically don't just see them as 'point A to point B transport'
Why are so many saying that OP should buy a new car then?
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>>26103171
>Why does everyone expect you to have a perpetual car payment?

Does anyone whose intelligence you have reason to respect feel that way? In the used car dealer world (they make serious money) most dealers would laugh at anyone buying new because it's financially wetoddid. One gent I knew bought very nice rides via Copart but if a customer wanted parts he'd swap the dealer plate to something else and part out his current daily. He died old, rich and content.

I never wanted a new vehicle and paying off my houses was far more rewarding. So it my classic motorcycle collection.

>>26103235
No payments means I ignore fuel costs.

>>26103366
>my family has this weird mentality

Non-mechanics are plebshit to be humored but disregarded.
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>>26103854
Nothing wrong with that, i drive older diesel volvo and instead are paying off my mortgage and have managed to have investements. I could pay off my mortgage rightaway if i wanted. Theres not a new car on market i would like to even get.
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>>26103171
That just sounds like a good reason to go buy the shittiest beater on Craigslist and start driving it
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>>26103171
>What's their fucking problem?
Ain't my problem. I have pay monthly for my C63S Coupe. It's more than worth it to hear the sound of a 4litre v8 and to do 0-60mph in sub 4 seconds.

Plus everyone always stares at me because they wish they could have it.

Stay jelly with your 2010 Corollas faggots. You arent pulling any pussy in those
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>>26115751
Because normoids all think the car "will need major work" at 130k miles so they trade it in or sell it then begin the process all over again. They think that by dogging a $1500 to $6000 repair bill and getting back into $30k of debt that they are coming out financially ahead
>inb4 but what maintenence costs
Struts and transmission replacement. Many, many autotragics failed at 150k miles so normies think they still do and can't conceive of driving a manual.
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>>26115995
>Many, many autotragics failed at 150k
Kek they usually don't even fail at 150K unless you were fucking doing neutral drops and not changing the fluid, the normalfags just see normal everyday shit needing replacement and pussy out like a bitch, run to the dealer, trade the car in for peanuts, and continue the process.
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>>26115978
You're posting decade old frog memes on 4chan, you pull zero pussy and probably actively repel it my dude.
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>>26103505
NPCs are all debt goylems. Debt is peak NPC behavior. It's what they were bred to do. Enrich the tribe as a form a free money cattle.
>oy vey don't use your money for buy a thing
>use mine and pay me for the privilege
>you'll get good boy points
>yes Master
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>>26116011
This, I never understood why people come on hear and act like only poorfags hate debt, poorfags LOVE debt, and when the economy goes to shit, and they can't get more debt for shit they can't afford, they throw a fit, and that's what a recession is.
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>>26115995
>transmission replacement
That's not normal, are you buying GM trash? If you change your tranny fluid every 50k miles it should last half a million miles.
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>>26116004
Umad Corolla driver?
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Everyone also talked shit about my 40yo SUV due to it being beaten, abused and rusty as shit when I bought it.
Talked even more shit when I fixed it up about how I'm just wasting money and time on that old piece of shit.
They became real quiet though when the snow fell down and I towed 3 of my coworkers from snow mounds and ditches last week.

My previous manager on the other hand loved my shitboxes, mentioned that they all have an attitude that is sorely lacking from modern cars
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>>26116011
there is literally nothing wrong with using credit cards
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>>26115995
>They think that by dogging a $1500 to $6000 repair bill and getting back into $30k of debt that they are coming out financially ahead
uhhh that's *$3000-$6000 at least put into some old econobox worth that though at least with the newer car they have something modern and faster and with knowledge of the maintenance and treatment it receieved
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>>26116079
Corolla fag here, an nah, ain't mad at no one. Not sure why I would be either. Getting kinked up form invisible internet people is kinda sad. Especially if they're niggers who can't be bothered to read the posts, have personalities to week to pull ass w/o the help of money/cars, and can only generate a sense of self worth by shitting on others.
It'd be pretty petty.
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>>26103477
Is kind of want my financial advisors daily to be the cheapest thing he could fine.

When i worked downtown in fintech my daily was a saab 9-3, with rust bubbles, dents in the door, clearcoat damage, and a missing muffler and cat.

It was nice not carrying about where i parked or what happened to my car. I did get one complaint about the sound in the parking garage
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>>26104381
(((They))) dont sleep
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>>26115978
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>>26116232
>modern and faster
If you pay for the monthly speed upgrade that is.
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>>26116663
This, you put chad in a 2010 corolla, and he's getting mad pussy, it doesn't matter.
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>>26116663
that's an old shitty bmw that costs about $15k max. My car costs $70k. Fuck off retard
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>>26103171
This has to be bullshit.
I guess I don't but anything past someone that worked in HR, but driving shitboxes is common. I work for a large company and tons of people with 150k+ income ( including my boss and his boss) drive shitboxes and are firm advocates of never financing a car. This kind of attitude is extremely common among relatively high earners.
I doubt whoever wrote that email actually has a job.
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>>26117677
Edit to add. I am dubious about the letter in OP pic. Not OPs story it's self. As a fellow shitbox enjoyer I can sympathize.

My shitbox has 3rd row seats. So sometimes I have a large enough group of people we need the 7 person capacity. Every time someone suggests we just take 2 cars instead. As if the indignity of riding in a 17 year old car is so great it makes sense to make 2 people drive, pay for parking, ect.

Can't the appreciate that I am operating a free car that runs on nothing but my own personal frustration?
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>>26103188
Yeah, no one would give me shit about my almost 25 year old C5 Corvette. It's in great shape and honestly steals the show in the parking lot. The CEO has not only seen it but thinks it's cool as shit. Drive something less gay, it's not about age. And considering a NICE C5 caps out around $20k, you have to be turbo poor to not afford it.
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>>26103171
Take care of your shit, you don't need to drive a brand new vehicle to look respectable. If you get seen in a literally rotting car and at the end of the day when everyone is pulling out you have the hood up adding oil or coolant to combat a leak you look like a meth head. I respect cool and maintained old cars, I look at you differently if your car looks like it belongs to a deranged person.
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>>26109685
I don't understand, why are you bringing up suicide rates while talking about niggers?
Whites make up the majority of the suicides despite being less than 50% of the population.
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>>26110008
fucking lmao
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>>26115890
it's just a smart thing to do
my buddy owns three houses, rents two of them. Lives in the smallest and shittiest one, drives a 2000 Camry and he's a married and successful man with a full time job. His wife still has her car from when she met him which is like a 2012 Jetta. He also owns a commercial building that they opened a salon in since she's a hair dresser.
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Today a new guy started here.
He drives a twingo

>gigachad
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started a new job today lads. the fat autistic bald manlet kept talking to me about my twingo. really annoying
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Was at work earlier and the new guy who started just today drives a Twingo of all things. The poor sod, he was wearing tatty looking clothes and didn't even have a nice watch so maybe he can't afford anything better. Usually it wouldn't be an issue - but that annoying faggot that everyone hates at work started harassing the poor kid about his Twingo, kept on calling him a "gigachad", whatever that means.
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>>26115032
>it will take a huge amount of time and skill to make those welds look halfway good
Grind it, fill it, sand it, prime it. Perfect looking welds before lunch is over.
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>>26120281
thats the same joke as mine please do better
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>>26103171
>Bought a T-100 for $500
>Drive it to work every day.
>ignore everyone's complaints about how bad it is.
>Get my $500 worth a few times.
>Why don't you get a neeeewww truck, anon?
>"If it bothers you so much buy me one then."
>Shock and Awe.
>still daily to work.
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>>26103830
I'd like to think so but considering I have had dealing with retards in HR over things like "we have had complaints about IT guys wearing shorts and t-shirts and not dressing professionally while installing new computers" having something like this about your car would not surprise me.
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>>26117736
would you blame them? whites are smart enough to realize everything is falling apart.
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>>26116663
What a supreme gentleman.
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>>26103171
>What's their fucking problem?

Image.

The girl you date puts pressure on you to have a nice looking modern car. Otherwise the other girls she is with end up teasing her about it.
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>>26120504
this is how you filter one night stands and women you actually want to spend the rest of your life with. one night stands just want a quick fuck, they couldn't care less about your car. similarly the girl that'll stick by you through thick and thin won't think twice about helping you to push start your rusty piece of shit with two misfiring cylinders.
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>>26117677
Apparently everyone missed the post in the thread explaining how it was from some Facebook meme page when image searching...
>>26117695
Perhaps your friends don't want it too cramped.



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