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Old 01-11-2008, 04:39 PM   #1
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I read here in the past, a poster who is buying a new car because he mentioned that he needs it for his image at work. Does a new car make or help you get promoted. What if your boss is driving a civic and you are driving an suv?

Another thing I notice with families is the husband and wife going to the same sports activity for the kids in 2 different cars. Why can't they go in one car? Is this typical? I plan my trips with the whole family so we don't have to drive 2 cars in the weekends.
The funny thing about one family I observed that takes 2 different cars everywhere is they don't have any money to pay for their kids sports. They have to pay installments.
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Old 01-11-2008, 05:01 PM   #2
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I can't see anyone 'needing' a car for image unless they are driving around customers/potential customers.
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I can't see anyone 'needing' a car for image unless they are driving around customers/potential customers.
I agree.
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I can't see anyone 'needing' a car for image unless they are driving around customers/potential customers.
You never know when someone from this forum might sneak up on you and take a picture - you want the rusty metal primer on the old pickup and Salvation Army overalls to show up real good.

Otherwise the forum police may show up and try to confiscate your cheap bastard merit badge.

You are not paranoid if they are they are out to get you - or your portfolio went way up the 1st 14 years of ER cause you were too cheap to spend as much as you should.

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I remember my father saying he drove a Cadillac as a Real Estate Broker because his clients felt more comfortable. I think there may be some truth in that, however, we all knew he always wanted to drive a Cadillac.
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Re: 2 cars to kids' events. We have 2 kids often headed in opposite /conflicting directions on the weekends to participate in their events while we also try to get all the errands done. We usually all go in separate directions or all go together, but on occasion, DH and I end up meeting at same place in separate cars. The only other alternative would require violating some laws of physics.
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Don't know about the type of car being needed for one's image.

I do know I had an accounting friend with a "client facing" job. His boss told him to take the Save Mono Lake bumper sticker off his car because the cause was "too liberal" to be seen by clients.

Go figgah.
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