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a battle of epic proportions....

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by BodyDroppedNikes, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    im in kind of a dilema here folks. as most of you know, i bought a new car (2004 Mazda 3). well since owning it, i've been thinking about selling my bagged 1995 Ford Ranger Splash. heres a list of pros and cons about keeping or selling the Ranger:

    pros:
    - its paid for
    - its been in my family for about 10 years or so
    - i have put alot of time and money into it
    - i have won a few trophies with it at car shows
    - people recognize me at shows with it

    cons:
    - its running like shit right now. i think the exhaust system needs replaced
    - the suspension needs more work done to it
    - needs bodywork as some parts are rusting from "friends" work on it
    - it doesnt get driven except on nice days. it stays parked in the garage for the most part


    im sure theres more but part of me feels like its time to move on. now i can afford to keep both vehicles but ive kinda lost some motivation on the Ranger. if i sell the Ranger, i would use part of what i get from the sale to make a nice payment on the Mazda and put the rest away but use some of it for a few items i want for the Mazda (rear spoiler and lowering springs for starters). i dunno what to do. im confused. if i sell it, i dont wanna sell it to a local person because i dont wanna see it after i sell it. what to do...what to do. lemme hear you alls suggestions and ideas.
     
  2. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    if it doesnt get driven much and you feel as if you're losing motivation on it .. i say sell it because you'll have a car payment regardless and whatever you sell it for is yours.. no need to pay the rest off.. just a thought
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    well give a rough guess on how much you will get for it
     
  4. BodyDroppedNikes

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    id like to get at least $4,000 for it. i keep it up pretty well and cleaned up real good too.
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    i say sell it. but don't put money on the car. bad investment...well, what is your interest rate.

    i say sell it and save it for a rainy day. you'll find something you NEED down the road. don't worry about wants unless you have enough cash right now.
     
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    Your "Friends" are oxygen molecules ?


    This truck is paid off, and you've had fun with it. That said, it's a truck that can't haul anything.
     
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    a bagged truck with a notch cover or raised floor bed can carry stuff

    kinda sounds like you're "growing up" a little
    dropping money on the mazda and adding a little something to the savings for a rainy day sounds like a smart plan
    but its also the end of the season, you're gonna miss it next year
    and from what i've read you don't really have the tools to just make another one in any short amount of time
     
  10. Bob Vila

    Bob Vila ɐןıʌ qoq Admin VIP

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    damn, I thought this was a 50cent / Kanye thread.

    {leaving}
     
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