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Old 08-06-2016, 04:32 PM   #21
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Its different if your a techie or really into whatever it is you put your money on. I know people that buy 550$ Jordans and they are happy. Others drop 1200$ at the strip club and they see nothing wrong with it...and there isn't.

But when you are someone who is struggling and you realize you wouldn't be if you focused on what you wanted/needed instead of what you've been "conditioned" to want/need...Ahaa...Ahaaaaa! (in my Eddie Murphy voice).

BTW my 7-11 run$ are way too much I need to cut it
its actually just an answer to 'WHY' some people keep new cars.. plenty of peoiple dont and dont have to... money is of course relative... $100 to one person means something else to another...

for me material things bring me happiness.. I know, every religon in the world says its not supposed to be that way... oh wait im not religious either... ha..

every single one of us has something that works for them that may not for others..

I say do what works regardless of ehat the jones' do.. personally i dont go lease new cars because i care what the neighbors think.. I do it because it makes me smile...

same as why i have a school bus.. my conversion isnt like most anyone's on here... but that Bus makes me smile when im behind the wheel heading down the road.. or tasking my friends to dinner... and its helped me solve serious software issues when its parked on a busy city street or in a state park away from everyone...

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Old 08-06-2016, 05:00 PM   #22
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its actually just an answer to 'WHY' some people keep new cars.. plenty of peoiple dont and dont have to... money is of course relative... $100 to one person means something else to another...

for me material things bring me happiness.. I know, every religon in the world says its not supposed to be that way... oh wait im not religious either... ha..

every single one of us has something that works for them that may not for others..

I say do what works regardless of ehat the jones' do.. personally i dont go lease new cars because i care what the neighbors think.. I do it because it makes me smile...

same as why i have a school bus.. my conversion isnt like most anyone's on here... but that Bus makes me smile when im behind the wheel heading down the road.. or tasking my friends to dinner... and its helped me solve serious software issues when its parked on a busy city street or in a state park away from everyone...

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September 1st can't get here fast enough...
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Old 08-06-2016, 05:36 PM   #23
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I agree life is too short to be miserable!!!! thats why i live it the way i do... im having a heck of a lot of fun!!
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Old 08-06-2016, 07:47 PM   #24
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LOL, I have to laugh, My wife is 50 yrs old & in that time she has only owned 3 cars, she bought he first car when she graduated high school, brand new put 300000 miles on it before she bought her second car new, a 96 Honda Civic where at 295000 miles she was starting to have problems with it so it took some doing but I finally convinced her she was do a new car so we bought her a new 2010 Honda. me I'll never buy a new vehical for myself ever again.
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Old 08-06-2016, 09:46 PM   #25
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There's some sort of humor in my buddies giving me **** about how much money I pour into my bus while they pay $300 a month for their 5 year car payment plan. To each their own I guess. My $1500 88 toyota truck has been absolutely painless for the 5 years I've owned her, one of these days when I don't know what to do on the bus I will put the TLC into her she deserves.
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Old 08-06-2016, 10:21 PM   #26
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I was issued a 2011 CVPI brand new 91 miles on it when I jumped in. 2011 was the last production year and the department auctions off our old cruisers. I was horrified that I would lose my Vic and to my shock the Chief offered it to me for half of the KBB list price as nearly a gift.

I have had numerous Crown Vics, best vehicles on the road. I have over half a million miles behind the wheel and I am going to run this 11 into the dirt over the next twenty years. I will trade trannys, replace engines, stockpile tires if I have too. This is my baby and I treat it well and it treats me well.
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Old 08-06-2016, 11:03 PM   #27
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Best vehicle I ever owned was a 1966 Dodge Town Wagon (window panel truck) with a little slant six. Had been a Highway Dept. crew rig and had 99,000 on it when bought. Drove it all over America hauling my race bikes for 17+ years. Sold it with about 387,000 miles on it and still running like a top. No leaks, no smoke, nothing but regular wear items like points & belts along the way. Really wish I had kept it. Would make a kick-ass rig with a little Cummins diesel and Allison.
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Old 08-06-2016, 11:10 PM   #28
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Old 08-06-2016, 11:16 PM   #29
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I was issued a 2011 CVPI brand new 91 miles on it when I jumped in. 2011 was the last production year and the department auctions off our old cruisers. I was horrified that I would lose my Vic and to my shock the Chief offered it to me for half of the KBB list price as nearly a gift.

I have had numerous Crown Vics, best vehicles on the road. I have over half a million miles behind the wheel and I am going to run this 11 into the dirt over the next twenty years. I will trade trannys, replace engines, stockpile tires if I have too. This is my baby and I treat it well and it treats me well.


I had to google CVPI, and now that I did... I'm familiar with them, just never heard them referred to that way.

Of course I had to watch a YouTube video too.
This one didn't end quite the way I expected!
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The burnouts are kinda pointless... But the car sounds great, especially with headphones!

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