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    All good - I realise you weren't actually saying a car is an investment - I was echoing that - just pointing out for others who think a car is one.

    LOL about you're brother's Pontiac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannawannabe View Post
    I bought a brand new kia rio for $15000. 4 door hatchback, comfortably fits 4 normal sized adults with a tonne of room in the boot. (I moved house in the car!).


    It definitely ticked all the boxes!
    Sorry - just giggling about moving house in the car - I'm picturing putting the house on the roof of the car.

    It's always amazing how much you can fit in a car when you really try.

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    For those who have massive loans, do u also have a decent amount of spare cash for wiggle room when things happen?

    We wouldnt even get approved for a 10k loan. So i just imagine those who get 20k -30k+ Loans To be so rich!

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    I have finished paying off my car loan it was about $25,000 over five years $580 a month. Through the dealership.

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    I always get a loan for my cars and never pay upfront. You can get really good interest rates from time to time on certain cars and I'd much rather have that $30k or whatever the car costs in my own savings account and pay a fortnightly loan amount.

    Over the past 10 years I've updated every 3 years. It's not about status, it's what I need at the time. 2 door car updated to small 4 door, then updated to larger 4 door car.

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    One of the things i hate most about where we live is how much we rely on our cars. DH catches public transport to work but I have to drive to work and to do the school / preschool drop offs and pick ups. I loved it when we lived in Melbourne in the inner city our car always had cobwebs around the tyres from lack of use.

    To answer the OP we don't have a loan.

    As soon as you drive a car off a car lot it loses half of its value. As soon as you put my 4 kids in it it loses what's remaining.

    ETA I'm fascinated when people say they need an $80k car as it "ticks all the boxes". Must have some mighty big boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasus View Post
    Sorry - just giggling about moving house in the car - I'm picturing putting the house on the roof of the car.

    It's always amazing how much you can fit in a car when you really try.
    Hehehe yeps!! Looked at similar Hyundai, Toyota and Mazda models and it was easily another 8 - 10 grand more for what appeared to be very similar cars!! Ridiculous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    One of the things i hate most about where we live is how much we rely on our cars. DH catches public transport to work but I have to drive to work and to do the school / preschool drop offs and pick ups. I loved it when we lived in Melbourne in the inner city our car always had cobwebs around the tyres from lack of use.

    To answer the OP we don't have a loan.

    As soon as you drive a car off a car lot it loses half of its value. As soon as you put my 4 kids in it it loses what's remaining.

    ETA I'm fascinated when people say they need an $80k car as it "ticks all the boxes". Must have some mighty big boxes.
    This is so true. My car now cost $45,000 brand new. I brought it 6 yrs later for $11,200 with only 90,000km on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    One of the things i hate most about where we live is how much we rely on our cars. DH catches public transport to work but I have to drive to work and to do the school / preschool drop offs and pick ups. I loved it when we lived in Melbourne in the inner city our car always had cobwebs around the tyres from lack of use.

    To answer the OP we don't have a loan.

    As soon as you drive a car off a car lot it loses half of its value. As soon as you put my 4 kids in it it loses what's remaining.

    ETA I'm fascinated when people say they need an $80k car as it "ticks all the boxes". Must have some mighty big boxes.
    Must be able to tow in excess of 4 tonne easily (and ideally tow start a 13 t tractor), must be manual, have lockable diffs, not have independent front end and have good resale. Pretty much boils down to a landcruiser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    Must be able to tow in excess of 4 tonne easily (and ideally tow start a 13 t tractor), must be manual, have lockable diffs, not have independent front end and have good resale. Pretty much boils down to a landcruiser.
    Thanks - like I said I was fascinated. I wouldn't say the majority of people have those needs though. I don't see a lot of tractors being towed in the burbs.

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