Author Topic: This is Either Sad, Stupid or Really Funny  (Read 4672 times)

oldtoyota

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This is Either Sad, Stupid or Really Funny
« on: May 19, 2013, 12:36:49 PM »
Warren Brown wrote about a new SUV. The title said how buying this car would save you money. Really? I thought NOT buying a car saved money.

Brown writes that a Ranger SUV would cost $60-70K. If you instead purchase the one Brown is reviewing, you would "save" $35K.

$35K??!!??!!

Or, I could just not buy it at all and retire a lot earlier!

Holy cow.


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Re: This is Either Sad, Stupid or Really Funny
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2013, 01:54:17 PM »
On a related note, I saved fifty cents today by running after a bus. 

I should have saved a few dozen dollars by running after a taxi.

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Re: This is Either Sad, Stupid or Really Funny
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2013, 02:13:14 PM »
Just think how much you could save by buying a $1.5M house instead of a $5M house!  That's enough to retire on in style.

oldtoyota

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Re: This is Either Sad, Stupid or Really Funny
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2013, 04:51:12 PM »
On a related note, I saved fifty cents today by running after a bus. 

I should have saved a few dozen dollars by running after a taxi.

So funny that I almost choked on my water. lol

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Re: This is Either Sad, Stupid or Really Funny
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2013, 02:07:28 PM »
On a related note, I saved fifty cents today by running after a bus. 

I should have saved a few dozen dollars by running after a taxi.

So funny that I almost choked on my water. lol


hahah ditto! thanks for the laugh-next time run after a limo and save hundreds!

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Re: This is Either Sad, Stupid or Really Funny
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 02:29:55 PM »
Got a link for us to peruse?

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Re: This is Either Sad, Stupid or Really Funny
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2013, 02:39:02 PM »
Got a link for us to peruse?

I read it on paper. I wanted to include the link, but the Wash Post site was not making it easy to find.

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Re: This is Either Sad, Stupid or Really Funny
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2013, 02:41:09 PM »
Got a link for us to peruse?

I looked again, and it's there. There must have been a delay between when it showed up in print and when it got added to the website:

"You pay $83,000 or more for a Land Rover Range Rover sport-utility vehicle because you are looking for something other than transportation.

Otherwise, you’d save at least $37,000 and buy the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4..."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/cars/2014-jeep-grand-cherokee-no-need-to-give-your-wallet-a-rough-ride/2013/05/20/9c278dda-be68-11e2-97d4-a479289a31f9_story.html