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post #91 of 159
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Wait, OP lives at home with his parents?
Jesus fucking Christ. What a shitty world it is where people value a car above personal responsibility and independence.
OP, piss off.

Ya. To me, BlackKidLA fucked up the US economy.
post #92 of 159
I just don't get it. It's one thing if you're going to college or taking care of a sick parent, but there is no other excuse to live at home with mommy and daddy past 19. Get a haircut and get a real job you freeloader.
post #93 of 159
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Originally Posted by BlacKidLA View Post

What if I have a trust fund or something. Or what if I'm messing with you guys. You don't even know my entire situation but you want to call people stupid on the internet. Cool. Feel big now?

I never understood why people love to insult over the internet. You can give people advice without calling them idiots or "fucking stupid". Grow up.

Oh poor baby, someone got his feelings hurt on the internet.

If you have a trust fund, then why are you saying you have 25K
If you are trolling, well, then you should really just go back to masturbating on the internet, at least that is productive.

It is fucking stupid to buy a $15K car on 25K salary. That is pretty much the answer - sorry it doesn't conform to what you had wanted as an answer.
post #94 of 159
More surprising is how his agency job only pays him $25K. No, I'm not looking down upon him. Just building on what impolyt said: that's like minimum wage for a white collar job and seems just above the poverty threshold (esp. in LA). That's some serious BS.
post #95 of 159
$25K/52 weeks isn't minimum wage for a white collar job, it's minimum wage, full stop - that's $480 a week take-home pay. You can do pretty close to that flipping burgers for federal minimum wage.
post #96 of 159
Thread Starter 

You guys are funny.

post #97 of 159
you're buying shots for us at 'da club' on your credit card in exchange for this car advice. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #98 of 159
Thread Starter 

Most people I'm working with have daddy and mommy take care of their living expenses until they get promoted to junior agent.

 

That's why the salary is so low, most of the people who start out there are super-privileged, rich and spoiled kids with $$$$$$$$$$ in the bank already from their parents. And then there's me...

 

CAN'T YOU UNDERSTAND I JUST WANT TO FIT IN?!?!?!

 

Haha, but seriously I understand, since my parents don't have it like that I should live within my means. So enough bashing me. I've learned, you guys have taught me a good lesson and I thank you for that...

 

Now that I realize this, what is a good budget car that will be nice to me and take me places without pooping out on me?

post #99 of 159
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Originally Posted by BlacKidLA View Post

Most people I'm working with have daddy and mommy take care of their living expenses until they get promoted to junior agent.

That's why the salary is so low, most of the people who start out there are super-privileged, rich and spoiled kids with $$$$$$$$$$ in the bank already from their parents. And then there's me...

CAN'T YOU UNDERSTAND I JUST WANT TO FIT IN?!?!?!

Haha, but seriously I understand, since my parents don't have it like that I should live within my means. So enough bashing me. I've learned, you guys have taught me a good lesson and I thank you for that...

Now that I realize this, what is a good budget car that will be nice to me and take me places without pooping out on me?

I can't advise if leasing or buying is better. To be honest, in LA a car takes a beating. Maybe leasing is the best?

The Ford Fiesta looks a lot better than most of its competition, and Hyundai massively stepped up its game. The accent is a great car with great reliability, and what comes standard are upgrades for most other models. They're both under 200 a month to lease, and you'd have a brand new car that would likely keep gas/maintenance extremely low for a few years until you get a better job.

They also look ok.

I understand how you feel, but believe me, a kid with limited means, making a smart economical decision will get far more respect from upper management and even from your peers than someone bending over backwards just to make "par." Based on where you're working, you won't even be able to keep up with them anyway. Make it easy on yourself where you can, work extremely hard, and the rewards will come. Rich people love underdogs, and frankly I'd be far more apt to work with someone who makes sound financial decisions.

If I were you, I'd go with leasing a brand new car. And I'd definitely go with a Fiesta, Accent, or that Mazda 3 or whatever it is. They seem to get all the best reviews for compacts. Then you'll actually be able to afford to go out with some of these rich kids and have a good time, instead of spending it all on just hauling your ass from place to place.
post #100 of 159
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

what is this, 1943? Who talks like this anymore?
Given the way those things work, you'd save only a bit on the purchase price and end up paying multiples for it in the long run - people treat leases like shit for a reason. Also, the used car market has changed dramatically and so money factors and residuals are quite different now - people are asking insane amounts for their used cars since cash for clunkers, while fewer people can go out and get a new car with the tiny down and huge monthly payment they were used to doing. OP is kinda dumb for expecting to want a $15K 300hp used car that will last him 5 years, that is an attitude from 10 years ago when the dollar was worth a lot more; people ask $15K for a 2006 Civic nowadays.

i've been talking a fair bit with drew about cars. used cars right now cost way too much money. i think that 15k for a 2006 Civic is from a real posting that i showed him. why do people lease cars? right now buying seems like a better value. buy the car and drive it into the ground over the next ten years.
post #101 of 159
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Originally Posted by BlacKidLA View Post

Most people I'm working with have daddy and mommy take care of their living expenses until they get promoted to junior agent.

 

That's why the salary is so low, most of the people who start out there are super-privileged, rich and spoiled kids with $$$$$$$$$$ in the bank already from their parents. And then there's me...

 

CAN'T YOU UNDERSTAND I JUST WANT TO FIT IN?!?!?!

 

Haha, but seriously I understand, since my parents don't have it like that I should live within my means. So enough bashing me. I've learned, you guys have taught me a good lesson and I thank you for that...

 

Now that I realize this, what is a good budget car that will be nice to me and take me places without pooping out on me?


I don't know you, but I hate you.

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post #102 of 159
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Originally Posted by wEstSidE View Post


i've been talking a fair bit with drew about cars. used cars right now cost way too much money. i think that 15k for a 2006 Civic is from a real posting that i showed him. why do people lease cars? right now buying seems like a better value. buy the car and drive it into the ground over the next ten years.

My daily driver is a ten year old Jeep with four hundred and seventy five thousand miles on it. Original engine, original transmission. And still cheaper than leasing.

I spend my disposable income on clothes and whores and alcohol. Car is way down on the list.

Also, I pay my own mortgage and don't rely on mommy and daddy.
post #103 of 159
Screw Hyundai. Screw Toyota. Screw Nissan. Screw Honda.

Get the Kia Forte Koup.

Yes, Hyundai and all have stepped their game up dramatically. Kia has stepped it up the most.

This car looks awesome and drives awesome. You can get a brand new one for $179 a month (lease). As an FYI, Kia hired the designer of Audi cars. That's why they look similar (and so good).

Quote from this review:

"Is it worth considering over the iconic Civic Si? Yes, without hesitation. The Forte Koup creates its own distinctive sub-niche in the limited, fun-to-drive affordable coupe segment. It's not constantly begging to be driven hard, but feels like it could easily handle a twisty mountain road. Even on rain-slicked roads, the Koup proved itself worthy of enthusiasts.

Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_0907_2010_kia_forte_koup_review/viewall.html#ixzz1hg2sRC37"
post #104 of 159
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Screw Hyundai. Screw Toyota. Screw Nissan. Screw Honda.

Get the Kia Forte Koup.

Yes, Hyundai and all have stepped their game up dramatically. Kia has stepped it up the most.

This car looks awesome and drives awesome. You can get a brand new one for $179 a month (lease). As an FYI, Kia hired the designer of Audi cars. That's why they look similar (and so good).

Quote from this review:

"Is it worth considering over the iconic Civic Si? Yes, without hesitation. The Forte Koup creates its own distinctive sub-niche in the limited, fun-to-drive affordable coupe segment. It's not constantly begging to be driven hard, but feels like it could easily handle a twisty mountain road. Even on rain-slicked roads, the Koup proved itself worthy of enthusiasts.

Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_0907_2010_kia_forte_koup_review/viewall.html#ixzz1hg2sRC37"

Greendo, it's falling on deaf ears. OP is a cunt who still lives with his parents. He's a child, not an adult.
post #105 of 159
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Greendo, it's falling on deaf ears. OP is a cunt who still lives with his parents. He's a child, not an adult.

Refer to post 98, dear sir.

OP is a good fellow. Funny for me to call him naive because I was just like him when I graduated with my first job (and still am, to a large extent, lol -- and we're the same age), but I think he gets the point.

And besides, living with parents at that salary in LOS ANGELES is the right move, I think. It's a different world out there: more so than ever, young adults are living with their parents now, and not out of necessity, but to save money. I have a colleague who still lives with her parents and she makes significantly more than OP. It's awesome for her: she gets home-cooked meals, gets a ride to work with her dad (who works near our offices), doesn't have to pay rent, and saves a SHITLOAD of money. Her only sacrifice is that she can't really party as much or bring dudes back home to bang.

I think he's on the right path.
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