Author Topic: Best way to acquire a car  (Read 2068 times)

elduderino

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Best way to acquire a car
« on: August 01, 2017, 04:46:57 PM »
Hi, I need to get a car for my commute to work.
Was wondering what the best option for getting a car is.
Leasing or buying a used car?

Thanks

Paul der Krake

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Re: Best way to acquire a car
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 04:58:11 PM »
Buying a used car. Leasing is almost never the right choice.

The 1/10th of your income rule is a good starting point.
http://www.financialsamurai.com/the-110th-rule-for-car-buying-everyone-must-follow/

AccidentialMustache

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Re: Best way to acquire a car
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 06:05:35 PM »
Google can help you. "mmm best car"

Alternately, if you think you can get away with it -- electric bike. They are just as amazing as everyone says -- I got mine a month ago and my only regret was not having done so years ago.

CrazyStudentDad

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Re: Best way to acquire a car
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 06:04:45 AM »
Google can help you. "mmm best car"

Alternately, if you think you can get away with it -- electric bike. They are just as amazing as everyone says -- I got mine a month ago and my only regret was not having done so years ago.

What eBike did you get? Or was it DIY? If so, what batteries?

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Re: Best way to acquire a car
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 07:48:01 AM »
there's no where near enough information to answer this.

The "best way" depends on a lot of things you haven't told us.

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Re: Best way to acquire a car
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2017, 07:58:11 AM »
there's no where near enough information to answer this.

The "best way" depends on a lot of things you haven't told us.
Agreed.

Perhaps this instructional learning video will be of assistance to OP.


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Re: Best way to acquire a car
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2017, 09:19:34 AM »
For most people, the answer is a <$5k car from Craigslist.  But you've given us no details.

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Re: Best way to acquire a car
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2017, 04:52:12 PM »
What eBike did you get? Or was it DIY? If so, what batteries?

I got a RadWagon. Two complaints on it -- it is HEAVY. I have a 55 pound kid and the bike is in theory 75 and boy those extra 20 are a lot. I think it is mostly the shape difference, but yeah. Second complaint -- it needed a lot of love to get it tuned correctly. Both brake calipers, both derailleurs, and one of the rotors all needed adjusted.

JoJo

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Re: Best way to acquire a car
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2017, 07:10:46 PM »
Win one on The Price is Right

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Re: Best way to acquire a car
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2017, 02:11:56 PM »
dimly lit parking lot
crowbar
screwdriver

boom, and talk about mustachian less than $20 in parts

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Re: Best way to acquire a car
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2017, 01:08:13 PM »
Win one on The Price is Right

Engaging in a TV show about retail spending? That's anti-mustacian on multiple levels!

(Free is very mustacian if available and point taken. I just had to enjoy the humor here.)