General Chat Thread, Still have a rubbish car aged 29 in General; Do you still have a rubbish car I have a 1998 Ford Fiesta and I am 29. It just started ...
28th June 2012, 05:01 PM #1
Still have a rubbish car aged 29
Do you still have a rubbish car I have a 1998 Ford Fiesta and I am 29. It just started to annoy me again.
28th June 2012, 05:08 PM #2
Rubbish by what criteria? You have a car - a luxury not enjoyed by the majority of humanity, it will get you from A->B (presumably) and it probably doesn't cost you a fortune to run. Would walking into a dealer and watching a pile of cash disappear in a puff of depreciation make you less annoyed? If so - well, people are the strangest things...
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28th June 2012, 05:12 PM #3
I'm not trying to be condescending but a career path as a support worker in a school was never about earning a fortune, its about making difference to the community.
Originally Posted by nicholab
28th June 2012, 06:24 PM #4
I've just had to sell my motorbike because my eyesight is too poor to legally drive it anymore.
Now THAT is £$%^&*" annoying
28th June 2012, 06:50 PM #5
Look at my history ..
The most disappointing is my current daily. I spent £1800 ( the second most I have spent on a car, £2350 being the most on the galaxy) on a below avarage miles, full history Mondeo TDCI.
In 6 months....
In garage for code read due to LIMP issue
In Garage for Service and suspension link
In Garage for Pads, disks and a oil thermostat as it started running cold.
In Garage for Tyre as it got a gash on a nearly new one.
In garage for Water thermostat as it was still cold ( still did not fix this COMMON problem )
In garage for Failed Injector
In garage for 4x Shock Absorber ( Ride still not brill )
In Garage for Failed Injector
In Garage for MOT...... Yay just a pair of wipers...
In contrast.... I bought a £72 sierra (try finding one at that price these days) in 2007, fixed it's faulty Map sensor and did 16 months only spending about £40 on it.
28th June 2012, 06:59 PM #6
Well it need £460 worth of work last mot/service and was advised it need another £400 in the future.
28th June 2012, 07:04 PM #7
Kind of - I'm nearly 29 - got told to shift the old car (a battered but utterly reliable Pug 306 non-turbo D) by the missus, as it 'looks like it belongs to one of the sixth formers'. 406 Coupe wheels and a boot filling sub probably didn't help.
Now got an old Focus instead, not a huge step up! Still got the MR2 in the shed which makes it all okay though.
28th June 2012, 07:17 PM #8
- Rep Power
i can feel your pain mate, 29 (30 in 3 months!!) and only got a 1997 Clio!!!
Originally Posted by nicholab
28th June 2012, 08:36 PM #9
30.... I think I probably had my Volvo 855 T5 when I was 30....
Was fun but cost a lot on fuel.
28th June 2012, 09:44 PM #10
Look at it from a different perspective I was 26 by the time I could afford a car which was then 10 years old and needed lots of work done which cost me more than the car was worth.
I then moved on to an even older car when I was 28 which cost me £200 quid but lasted me another 2 years until I decided to get a bank loan for 6k which after I had paid it off (nearly 8k) the car was worth a little over 2k and then some dumb sh*t pinched it and I only just got my 2k back.
A good friend of mine once told me that the only car he would buy was one that had a years MOT and Tax and that he wouldn't pay any more than £200 quid for it.
I look back on that with a kind of realisation that he alway's had a different car every year and they were all top models although old and in all the years I knew him he never had car trouble.
Morale of the tale is........................................ITS ONLY A BL**DY CAR don't lose any sleep over it believe me its not worth it, there is more things in life to get wound up about.
28th June 2012, 09:51 PM #11
30 next week with a Euro 96 Special Edition Vauxhall Astra. I keep wishing it would fail its mot horribly, but it keeps on passing. Bought for £1500 8years ago, what a bargin!
28th June 2012, 10:18 PM #12
I work on the principal that i should get 10 miles for £1 spend excluding annual tax and insurance ( but including tax/inusrance loss gain at changeove)
So a car costing £100 should do me 1000 miles.. costing 500, + 500 in bits and fixes.. needs to do 10,000 miles...
I would nver buy a new , nearly new car.. just nothing in it.
A freind decided to change his sierra for an Aygo costing £8.5K in order to save money... I strongly advised against , but he did it and ended up significantly worse of than running and fixing the old sierra.
29th June 2012, 08:03 AM #13
What else does your money go on? In 2001, when I was 25 I bought a brand-new Ford Puma. But I was living with my parents rent-free so my other outgoings were minimal. If you're paying rent and buying food and raising a family then no, you can't buy a swanky car.
29th June 2012, 08:21 AM #14
T Reg Ford Fiesta and im 41
There you go, you dont feel so bad now!
Last edited by JJonas; 29th June 2012 at 08:26 AM.
29th June 2012, 08:22 AM #15
31, my daily is a '98 1.0 Polo, looks rough, sounds rough, runs rough. But, 450+ miles from £50 fuel and its staying. When I feel really down, I bring my 5 series to work for a couple of days
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