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Old 01-16-2006, 09:43 AM   #61
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That is quite a resume of cars.
This was my first car when I was 16. After years of tinkering it looks nothing like when I bought it. Matter of fact I still remember the lady at State Farm laughing at me when I asked her how much would insurance be for a 16 year old with a sports car. Ah to be young again.


Very nice car Arif, I miss my 73 Scarab Zed
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Old 01-17-2006, 02:31 PM   #62
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I've had new car fever lately. Not too long ago I'd often say I doubt I'll ever buy a new car. My granddad--among others--thinks buying new and driving it several years is cheaper than buying used. So far I've come out very cheaply with used cars, but I'm starting to wonder if it's because I'm good or just lucky. My sister has had horrible luck with used cars, but then she's terribly rough on the new ones, too.

Someone earlier mentioned rentals, but rentals always make me realize how old, decrepit and noisy my current ride is. (I periodically get rentals for business trips.)

I had been planning to put about $1k in repairs into my car to keep it going for another couple of years, but now I'm wondering about the wisdom of that versus buying a replacement used versus buying new. Much depends on the move back to TX, though, so no car decisions until I figure that one out.
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I'm driving a new to me car; a 2003 Camry with 15K miles. It's a very smooth ride compared to my 1998 Honda Odyssey. Lower, but smoother.
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Very nice car Arif, I miss my 73 Scarab Zed
Yeah too bad it is collecting dust in storage. Maybe my son will drive before I do (he's 3 years old).
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