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Re: Car stuff

Postby M.S.83 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:18 pm

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Re: Car stuff

Postby lugnutz » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:39 am

The market is still 70% of what it was in 06. Unlike houses though the bounce back is quicker.
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Re: Car stuff

Postby vtexposfan » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:01 pm

Went to Boston's Best Auto in JP today to look at a Camry...was told it has 139,000 miles, but it had 151K.

"Oh, that one you saw on CL is at my lot in Revere."

Humored the guy by test driving a 1998 Ford Contour...108K miles for only $2,300. At this place, a test drive entails going around the block one time while the sales guy holds your license. Yeah, great salesmanship. Pass.
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Re: Car stuff

Postby K-G » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:24 pm

What'd you expect in JP. Just be glad you made it out of there alive.
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Re: Car stuff

Postby vtexposfan » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:32 pm

Yeah, I had low expectations for a place right by the Forest Hills T stop...but not because of safety. Hell, I've hosted trivia at Doyle's a couple of times.
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Re: Car stuff

Postby rearadmiral » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:53 pm

Yeah, Doyle's is a notorious bucket o' blood. Might get hit with a sharp pair of skinny jeans.
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Re: Car stuff

Postby vtexposfan » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:14 pm

Went to Framingham and got a 1996 Corolla today! Only 118K miles, and only cost me $3,740!
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Re: Car stuff

Postby SS » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:17 pm

let us know when you break in the back seat
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Re: Car stuff

Postby rearadmiral » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:24 pm

vtexposfan wrote:Went to Framingham and got a 1996 Corolla today! Only 118K miles, and only cost me $3,740!


Isn't that a lot of $ for a 15 year-old car (with a buck and change to boot)?
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Re: Car stuff

Postby vtexposfan » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:37 pm

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Re: Car stuff

Postby SS » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:05 pm

sooo... it was $500 more than blue book because they threw in a bluetooth for you to call your trivia host location when the car inevitably breaks down?
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Re: Car stuff

Postby Spencer Pratt » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:30 pm

Im guessing VT meant to say he paid 2700 and change, otherwise he got porked
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Re: Car stuff

Postby vtexposfan » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:41 pm

Porked? In 2005, I bought a Corolla for $6,300 that had only 90,000 miles, and drove it for 5 1/2 years. I'll have this thing for five years as well. It's a great buy. Not much out there for good cars under 4 grand...who cares what the book says? The real measure of the car's value is how much mileage you get for what you paid, not how much you paid when you acquired it.

I used my knowledge of Corollas and past statistical data to make this purchase. I buy cars like Billy Beane. I also rebuffed his offer of $150 to take my 1998 Corolla with 178K.
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Re: Car stuff

Postby mcm » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:01 pm

$150?

Can't you donate it and get a tax deduction for more than that?
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Re: Car stuff

Postby vtexposfan » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:03 pm

That's precisely why I didn't give him the trade.
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