I have never owned a NEW CAR in my life…I understand the attraction and I also understand that some folks just NEED a new car…They don;t have the time or desire to do what I’m about to recommend…and that’s fine…This ain’t for EVERYONE.
Life is about CHOICES…You can CHOOSE to SLEEP WALK through life or you can choose to LIVE IT…
I like to LIVE IT!!!
I also like things OTHER PEOPLE DON’T have…Things that add SPICE and FLAVOR to life. Things like Dodge VIPERS…Porsche 911’s
Nice furniture, water front homes. speed boats, Vintage GUITARS, old TUBE amplifiers…Nice fishing equipment.
One of the WAYS to GET these things is to NOT make the same MISTAKES the HERD makes.
Case in point…
Most people go out buy a new car, FINANCE IT, and drive a COOKIE CUTTER like the next guy at the “office.”
I enjoy driving my Viper, or my Air Cooled Porsches because you don’t SEE these cars everyday…Cripes…I make OTHER PEOPLES day just letting their KID sit in the Viper at the GAS STATION while “dad” takes a picture with his phone!!
So HOW do you do this???
Let’s look at some NUMBERS and see EXACTLY how this works…
Now before I get started let me say this takes EFFORT…you know WORK!! So if you’re LAZY…STOP right here…
Ok…You’re still reading so lets’ continue.
2 cars…(these are REAL examples of cars I own)
1st one…1995 Dodge Viper RT/10 with 32,000 miles on it…Green with tan interior 450 hp V=10 engine that runs like a TANK and has been as relaible as a TOYOTA COROLLA.
Purchased it for $21,000 from a boat service shop owner in 2008 when GAS PRICES hit $4.00 and NO ONE put their boats in the water that summer. DODGE no longer makes the VIPER and as a result, these cars are ALREADY moving up in price.
2nd car…Used 2003 Ford Explorer purchased for $6000 in 2008 when GAS prices hit $4.00/gallon and dealers would NOT TAKE SUV’s in trade…REMEMBER THOSE DAYS??..I purchased this car with 40,000 miles on it from the original owner who PANICKED when gas hit $3.90/gallon…But he was a HERDER…He FOLLOWED the COW in front of him!
So two cars owned OUT RIGHT for a grand total of $27,000…The Viper is worth $28,000 to $30,000…The Explorer maybe $8000.
So instead of buying that NEW $30,000 car and financing it so it EVENTUALLY costs $38,000…I own 2 cars that are worth MORE than I paid for them…and ones a VIPER!!!
The VIPER is covered by COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE for $400/ YEAR (5000 mile limit per year, premium goes higher if you want more miles)
Driving that VIPER is THERAPY for me…It just makes you ENJOY the experience…It’s LOUD, it’s INSANELY FAST, and it’s the THUMBS UP parade everytime you get in that car!! People LOVE it…they ask questions, take pictures…FORGET going to a gas station in it…Everyone wants to see the engine…It’s fun if your a car guy…People that don’t like cars won’t understand…But for “car guys” it’s a blast sharing something with other people that you enjoy.
AND…you can do it for less than the cost of a NEW CAR…IF you want to expend the EFFORT!!!
It’s all about CHOICES PEOPLE…You can CHOOSE to drive a loaded up CAMRY for $30K??? Or spend some time, GROW A SET. get a USED COROLLA for $5000 and buy a VIPER, a PORSCHE, a 550 SPYDER or whatever with the other $25,000 and ENJOY THE TIME YOU HAVE HERE!!
Be smart, work hard… but PLAY HARDER!!!