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help my friend out with his car purchase.

friend makes $550 a month... dad gives him $250 for child support. but hes already 18.
moms credit is SHHHIIITTTT 20% apr would be near what hes looking at.
he wants a shiny new speed 3 gt or rx8.

i know i explained it to him... but he doesnt listen. so maybe a thread with many people voting would help him.

question is

on $800 monthly. what kinda budget should he be looking at.

btw he owes his bank $4000 after he turns in his stang "which he cant afford."
he currently pays $520 on his stang a month... and obviously FINALLY realized he cant afford it. but now he wants a car that will make him be in just as bad a situation.

just a bit of humor= last time me, him, and a few friends went to dairy queen... he spent half an hour on the phone with his bank trying to find out if he has 2.50 in his account so he could buy some ice cream. LMFAO!!!! turns out he was -$75


and i KNNNOOWWWW its stupid.. ive told him SOOOO many times... but he doestn listen... and wants me to help him find a nice car... being it that his mustang was totalled in front of my house (thus why he owes $4000 due to no gap)
i feel its my duty to atleast point him in the right direction.





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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-25-2008, 04:30 PM
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Re: help my friend out with his car purchase.

Maybe he should buy a beater for a while.

Monthly payments could be expected into the $400 with that kind of credit. Not to mention insurace.

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Re: help my friend out with his car purchase.

Nobody in that situation should be riding in anything other than a train or a bus.

Bruno, just a life tip here. Your financial position will always reflect the position of those around you. Meaning, if you hang out with irresponsible people, you will be more likely to be dumb with money.

This guys sounds like a real loser, find a new friend. My $.02.
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[quote author=fatabbot link=topic=109934.msg2264482#msg2264482 date=1209156037]
Nobody in that situation should be riding in anything other than a train or a bus.

Bruno, just a life tip here. Your financial position will always reflect the position of those around you. Meaning, if you hang out with irresponsible people, you will be more likely to be dumb with money.

This guys sounds like a real loser, find a new friend. My $.02.
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+1. He sounds like a real idiot with his money. Tell him to stop being irresponsible. There is absolutely NO reason to bankrupt yourself for a car that is beyond your means.


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800 a month? You must be kidding me. No way in hell he could afford gas, insurance, and the car.

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Re: help my friend out with his car purchase.

[quote author=fatabbot link=topic=109934.msg2264482#msg2264482 date=1209156037]
Nobody in that situation should be riding in anything other than a train or a bus.

Bruno, just a life tip here. Your financial position will always reflect the position of those around you. Meaning, if you hang out with irresponsible people, you will be more likely to be dumb with money.

This guys sounds like a real loser, find a new friend. My $.02.
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i have lots of loser friends. some work honestly, some sell drugs, some stay at home... and some make more money than you, and your father combined.
when you live in a city as big as miami, you tend to vary in the kinds people you hang out with.
That doesnt reflect my personal financial situation..
i make $25k a year, have a wonderful girlfriend, am not in any way dependent of my parents "besides the fact that i choose to live at home" and have all sorts of friends...
if you had a few more friends... you would see. that hanging around someone doesnt necissarily make you like them...
shit.. hes a 280 pound prep...

im the complete fckin opposite.


and furthermore. dont come into my threads to flame. just cuz your a mod doesnt mean you arent a douche. and i dont see how my financial situation is reflected by his. nor do i understand why its any of your concern.

i for one think a 19 year old making 25k a year, in college, controlling all of his finances. is not a bad place this early in life.


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Spell check just called, hes looking for a new friend.

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[quote author=smokinAMD link=topic=109934.msg2264501#msg2264501 date=1209156499]
Spell check just called, hes looking for a new friend.
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sry. im on a car forum... a place to have fun and talk to people who share a common interest.
not writing a business letter. i could careless how i type on these forums. i know when i type here i have horrible pronounciation, write waayyy too many periods, and write typos very often..
thing is i dont care. lol im here to have fun for christ's sake. not write a fckn essay. i look at my typos, improper grammar, and improper punctuation.... btu simply dont care.


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If your friend is stupid enough to think he can afford a MS3 or RX8, buy him a bicycle and a case of water.


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If your friend is stupid enough to think he can afford a MS3 or RX8, buy him a bicycle and a case of water.
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