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      07-04-2014, 06:22 AM   #1
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Ain't too proud to beg

Ever get a nice used car from a friend or relative? My mom got a 2008 Acura TSX for free from my bro'.

When I was in college my friend gave me his 3 y.o. Volvo for $1000 (drove it for another 8 yrs.).

Here' something interesting....friend's brother traded his mint 2003 Maxima in for $800. I said let me give you $1000 for it and he said, nah. That would have been a perfect beater. I know he put 2k into it last year. Some folks won't help a brother out
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some don't want to give their problems to a friend
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some don't want to give their problems to a friend
True I forgot to mention the Volvo I got for $1,000 was a 1946 and the fair market value was around $1,005. Back then $5 fed an entire family for 2-3 mos.....I remember it was almost an entire year's salary.
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jesus how old are you?
According to my calculations, approximately 91 years old.
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According to my calculations, approximately 91 years old.
I would agree with you, but his mom still drives a 2008 tsx . Holy shit, longevity FTW
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Initially..I thought the Temptations.
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jesus how old are you?

Technically He would have been around 2014 years old now.


A bloody 1946 Volvo? A PV60 probably?

My dad traded/bought a 1962/63 Jag MKII 3.4 with/from a friend for 5000 guilders back in '81, that's about 2200 euros. I did not have my licence back then(I was 11)
He sold it , a tad rusty but mechanically fine(it's a UK car so you never know lol) a few years later for 'more than 5k guilders' as a recall.

Car would have been worth now 15/20k euros .FWIW, and I know 5k guilders in '81/2.2k euros inflatory wise was also a lot of money.

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Hate to hijack this thread , sorry mate

Look at this rebuilt bespoke 'modern high tech' Mk2, that would be a nice daily Q car.


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Technically He would have been around 2014 years old now.


Seriously even though I got shot down by my friend's brother (he's kind of insensitive, still lives at home and he's like 32), I would still ask someone I know if I can buy their old car, if I know the history/have ridden in it. One man's trash is another man's come up. His maxima is in perfect running shape, and he accepted $800 off the price of a new Mazda 3 for it. He just didn't want me to benefit from the repairs he made last year is the way I see it, because I would have given him $1k, which is over $100 more (sales tax on $800 is saved in the trade-in)
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Ain't too proud to beg, but there is no car to receive.

I wish I can beg to my mom for a Ferrari, Lamborghini, MP4/14c , or even a R8v10.

I just had a little discussion with my wife, and we might give my mom our MB W204. We do need a daily commuter vehicle, and we will just drive her 99 Avalon w/200k miles on it.
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I wish I can beg to my mom for a Ferrari, Lamborghini, MP4/14c , or even a R8v10.

I just had a little discussion with my wife, and we might give my mom our MB W204. We do need a daily commuter vehicle, and we will just drive her 99 Avalon w/200k miles on it.
What if she doesn't want to give you the Avalon?
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What if she doesn't want to give you the Avalon?
I think she will, but if she wants to have 2 vehicles, my wife will just drive other vehicle for commute. Her commute to work is about 2 driving minutes.
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