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Old 04-24-2006, 06:50 AM   #121
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Sunday - I was out and about.

A 39 Red Chevy coupe with hood off - big block/blower and tons of engine chrome passed me going the other way.

$6/gal - would I stop looking? Hmmmm - maybe, maybe not.

heh heh heh heh - sigh - how about $10/gal
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Old 04-24-2006, 08:09 AM   #122
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well the buy out on my 2004 xterra after my 4 year lease is 13,000...a fair price....warranty 1800.00* *tax on the deal 400.00 bucks,,new tires 700.00..60,000 mile service 575.00............timing chain at 80,000* * *840.00
* *hmmmm lets see ,,,ill go with new bmw
It appears you drive about 60,000 miles in 4 years according to the post above. I personally would not purchase an extended warranty on a Nisan product, however, even if you did, you are talking $3,215 in current expense. A $300 a month lease is $3,600 a year, or $14,400 over the next four years you own the car. Am I missing something?
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Now I see what has been causing Mathjak's extremely high inflation. He's subsidizing car dealers' children's college educations. :

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Now I see what has been causing Mathjak's extremely high inflation. He's subsidizing car dealers' children's college educations. :

Yeah, he's really sticking it to the car dealers. He's getting these great fleeces
leases, and they're stuck owning the vehicle.

Further proof that if you "do your own math", you can make the numbers do anything you want.
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Somebody has to continue working to fully fund your SS checks, right CT?

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Somebody has to continue working to fully fund your SS checks, right CT?
I thought S.S. is an insurance program in case you cant find a working spouse?.....
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I thought S.S. is an insurance program in case you cant find a working spouse?.....
Actually the working spouse needs to keep working a bit longer to jack up her future S.S. Payments.
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Actually the working spouse needs to keep working a bit longer to jack up her future S.S. Payments.


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Actually the working spouse needs to keep working a bit longer to jack up her future S.S. Payments.
I guess, the spouse can't rely on her lazy fishy hubby for her financial security.

but I hope that she can rely on the hubby to be on top of the situation at nightime.
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Chavez is now threatening to Nationalize the Oil Industry in Venezuela, America's Third largest exporter.

Chavez is definitly not a fan of Bush, this should keep the prices pumped up.
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I guess, the spouse can't rely on her lazy fishy hubby for her financial security.

but I hope that she can rely on the hubby to be on top of the situation at nightime.
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It appears you drive about 60,000 miles in 4 years according to the post above. I personally would not purchase an extended warranty on a Nisan product, however, even if you did, you are talking $3,215 in current expense. A $300 a month lease is $3,600 a year, or $14,400 over the next four years you own the car. Am I missing something?
its 3200 plus the 13,000 to buy the vehicle........i only keep my vehiles 4 to 5 years so i see no point in buying it out at this point.after 5 years they just become to unreliable compared to new ...perhaps if i was retired i would keep cars longer but since my wife and i still work its not a financial issue...i enjoy new cars and while some people take expensive vacations cars and our toys are our vise
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its 3200 plus the 13,000 to buy the vehicle........i only keep my vehiles 4 to 5 years so i see no point in buying it out at this point.after 5 years they just become to unreliable compared to new ...perhaps if i was retired i would keep cars longer but since my wife and i still work its not a financial issue...i enjoy new cars and while some people take expensive vacations cars and our toys are our vise
Cars are rust buckets they sit out in the rain and get wet then rusty.

Now I can see your point, a new car really is nice.

Still working go for it.

But gasoline will be 4 bucks a gallon and hey if things get bad in Iran or another hurricane that tears up the refineries heck that nice bmw will be sitting idle on the driveway.
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But gasoline will be 4 bucks a gallon and hey if things get bad in Iran or another hurricane that tears up the refineries heck that nice bmw will be sitting idle on the driveway



thats why i have my pimco commodities fund and fidelity select energy services...if you cant beat em join em....every time oil went up at least i made something back...kind of like the rebate program....ha ha ha
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CNBC were interviewing people about taxing the Oil companies, one guy , who had just bought this huge Land Rover was saying they should, they make too much money.

If you have to ask the mileage, you shouln't buy the car.
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How much money is too much to make? I don't know about the company but the top execs. of many companies make far too much. Return that money to the shareholders.

Additional windfall profit taxes? Do they intend to apply this to all companys, like Banks, Drugs, ect?
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im starting to thing about taking a stab back into select natural gas fund again...i think thats next to go up again...at least thats what my crystal ball tells me...im already on the oil rebate plan,,now its time to get on the natural gas rebate plan i think
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...i enjoy new cars and while some people take expensive vacations cars and our toys are our vise
One of the best reasons you could have given. While I applaude saving for FIRE, you don't want to get there and say "I wish I had of ....."
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there is always a tendency to look at how others spend their money and if its something that we arent into we go what a waste.......i know i look at my golf loving buddies who spend fourtunes playing and im going "golf? that isnt even a sport,no blood no broken bones ,how can that even be fun....
my vise is new cars,,,,expensive road bikes and my home theater equipment....same interests i guess since im a kid....guess i work just to fill the time between weekends so i can play with this stuff
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there is always a tendency to look at how others spend their money and if its something that we arent into we go what a waste.......i know i look at my golf loving buddies who spend fourtunes playing and im going "golf? that isnt even a sport,no blood no broken bones ,how can that even be fun....
my vise is new cars,,,,expensive road bikes and my home theater equipment....same interests i guess since im a kid....guess i work just to fill the time between weekends so i can play with this stuff
But when people waste gasoline on SUVs like the land rover in a world situation as we have today well they are just full of cr@p.

They say they can afford it, the same people who during a drought sneak and water thier lawns on their 1 million dollar property.

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