Bought new family car

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Bought new family car

Postby specabecca » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:46 am

My husband decided he needed a nused car. 2 nights ago, we bought one for cash from our savings. It felt great.

The old car was a near-beater that we bought a few years ago. It worked great and provided a lot of amusement (2 seater convertible in FL - my husband loved driving it).

We did our homework and found the nused Toyota on Craigslist, got it checked out with a trusted mechanic, checked the car history, and compared prices on Edmunds netting us a great deal. It took a bit of leg work but we still have no car payments, still have an emergency fund, and now have a proper baby-mobile with an extended warrantee.


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Postby Save&Spend » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:53 am


We purchased my used car last April with cash also and it felt great!

Good for you!!!

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Postby goldentraders » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:38 pm

Congratulations! I bought a used car too... Talking about practicalities! think my car still works great... :idea:
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Postby Jethro » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:14 am

Congrats Becca!

We just made the last payment on my pickup, and now we have zero car payments... but my wife would like a slightly larger family vehicle (currently have a VW Passat). But for now, we simply pay for any repairs that pop up with cash, and tuck money away for a larger used vehicle, with the goal to pay cash for it (pretty big goal for us, but I would love to be able to do that).
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Postby lizzy_09 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:48 am

Congrats on this. My dad collects used cars. Too bad after a while it doesn't work he sets it aside and buys another used car.

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Postby aomega54 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:26 am

Congrats. By the time you get to this post, the feeling will be probably nearly worn off and it will be just another car?


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