SMITTY wrote:New car/truck ... biggest waste of money on the planet.
DePippo79 wrote: ....... I recommend putting the money into tire changing/balance equipment. ......... Matt
anthony7812 wrote:Don't you have one of them new fancy Prius cars LD ?
LDPosse wrote:anthony7812 wrote:Don't you have one of them new fancy Prius cars LD ?
Oh, I drive that on my bipolar days
It took several months of searching to find the deal I got on that Prius. It's an '07, bought it in Jan '11 with 71,116 miles on the clock. Shelled out $12,800 for it. Going to turn past 129,000 miles tomorrow.
I hated to drop that money on it, but it's been the most trouble free car I've owned. I LOVE to drive, and I love to go explore new places, which I most likely wouldnt have done without a high MPG car. The downside, it handles like crap (loads of understeer and body roll), it's slow, it's bland looking, and everyone assumes you're a tree hugging hippie liberal....
Paulie wrote:I used to buy new, not any more! Used cars a stupid money now too..gatta hunt for good ones and not be afraid
to fix'm. Great time to have a auto repair shop. Good friend has one, 4 bays, always full. And the stuff that people are fixing....worn hard, bazillion miles,beat to death etc.- sign of the times. We work at keeping ours sound and reliable. At the point now were I'm thinking of a lift in the barn. Can buy a used alignment lift pretty reasonable,seems to be a better fit than a standard lift. They take up more space but easier for many tasks-the "built in shelf" a huge bonus!