Would never pay more than a couple grand for a car ever. Paid 900 quid for my current car only 45k miles on the clock and lasted the last 2 years with no problems.
Why pay more for something that just drives you from A to B.
If it was a bit more money for a safer car because of long journeys or something i could agree. When i see people spend 10k upwards it makes me laugh.
I agree when spending £10k+ on something like a corsa or fiesta or other shopping trolley, but if you like cars and get a sports car (TVR, 'vette, porka etc) then you will spend >£10k
I have to ask why? While I'm not disagreeing with cheap cars making a lot of sense - what's wrong with people wanting a nice car? By that logic why would you ever buy a house with more rooms than you have family members, a computer that cost more than £500, or a cinema ticket instead of watching tv?
Originally Posted by dalsoth
I took a while to save up for my car, but driving is one of the things I enjoy, almost to the point of it being a hobby - so having a car that makes me grin like an idiot whenever I'm within 10 feet of it makes sense.
Having re-read while I'm typing, I think it's because you're viewing driving as 'getting from a to b', as opposed to something enjoyable. Horses for courses though - you'll undoubtedly have more cash to spend on things you enjoy.
to the OP - we demand pictures and a mini-review, nice choice!
You can get a nice car and not spend the thousands and thousands. I have a nice little car. Could get a few bits to flash it up (tints, colour seats, alloys etc) for a small amount if i really was into that but prefer it as it is.
If you car is your hobby then by all means spend away. My tech spends loads on his £1200 106 with performance filters, performance exhaust, tinting, new central locking and more. He loves his car and washes it like 4 times a week. Fair play, it looks fantastic. Did not have to cost a bomb though. The parts ain't that much either.
I think cars are so overpriced.
My sister just came back from Oz and bought a black Tigra with 19k miles on the clock for £1600. Looks great and mechanic says its in great shape too.
Paying 10k or more on a car just does not register in my mind as sane! Not knocking those that see otherwise, just saying how i personally see it.
I do want a nice house but i think again there are nice houses that cost a ridiculous amount of money and those that cost much less for the same. Different parts of the country.
I hope to move to northants because my own county will charge stupid prices like 180k for a 2 bed shoebox to live in whereas 40 mins drive and i could get a 3 bed semi with a garage and 30-40k at least back in my pocket for that.
Must take a long time to save up 10k and then its gone on a car which will then be worth only 3-4k 5 minutes later meaning a huge loss if you tried to sell it on again.
I was expecting it to look chavvier then that.
Originally Posted by Vegas
Well it no Chrysler Neon or dare I say a Zantia!!