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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. CBrown85

    CBrown85 Distinguished Member

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    ...? ok?

    I just don't want to take out a loan. I've got money saved up and would prefer. A car hasn't really been my priority (and still isn't, really).

    Constructive comments only, please.
     


  2. junior varsity

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    i have really never taken out a loan for more than inflation rate...
    which makes paying in cash technically obsolete
     


  3. javyn

    javyn Stylish Dinosaur

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  4. Blackhood

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    Wrong. You pay in cash then you own the car. When you loose your job, decide to join the circus or get a mortgage you have assets and no debt. Take out a loan, even at 0% you still have debt and no assets. Debt is only acceptable if your financial situation is unlikely to change over the course of the debt. As a young person in a flux economy anything like a 3 to 5 year certainty is pretty damn rare.
     


  5. Sir F

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    In the US you guys dont have number plates infront of the car? Here it's a law to have it both on the front and back (must show)
     


  6. RFX45

    RFX45 Stylish Dinosaur

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    We do, some just choose not to mount it. In California, it's a fix it up ticket if the cop felt like stopping you for it.
     


  7. javyn

    javyn Stylish Dinosaur

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    Yeah we need plates on front and back, just a random pic of my car I found on Google here.
     


  8. Sir F

    Sir F Distinguished Member

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    Oh okay so it's like here, I got dizzy of that car pic [​IMG]
     


  9. Find Finn

    Find Finn Stylish Dinosaur

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    It's only in some states I believe.
     


  10. javyn

    javyn Stylish Dinosaur

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    Great car though, double the mileage of my Explorer, and 40+ more hp. I'm zooming all over Houston now doing 90 when I can.
     


  11. JayJay

    JayJay Stylish Dinosaur

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    +1. Front plates aren't required in Indiana, for example.
     


  12. Sir F

    Sir F Distinguished Member

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    So it's from state to state. Well I rather not have anything at front either (looks much nicer)
     


  13. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Stylish Dinosaur

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    If I did have to have front plates, I'd prefer the narrow but longer euro style ones.
     


  14. KurtS90

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    No front plates in Florida either. I know some states only require trucks to have front plates and not cars (Kansas I am pretty sure).
     


  15. Trompe le Monde

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    i drove for years in texas and never got flagged for the plate. legally it's required.

    in colorado i amassed about 8 citations in a matter of 7 months. didnt matter, kept it on. 200$ to look fresh? you betcha
     


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