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Old 01-07-2013, 03:45 PM   #226
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20, paid cash. I bough a new car at 19 and paid off the loan asap. I worked as a firefighter (24 hours on/48 hours off shifts), which allowed me to also work almost full time for my dad's Tree service. I paid almost $1000 a month toward my first car, after putting a decent down payment on it. I got tired of it, so as soon as a paid it off I sold it for $19k and bought my 02 wrx (in early 04) with only 8k miles on the odometer for $18k.

Do not start out your career with debt. Everything will be easier to get all of your debt payed off asap. Then you can do just about whatever you want, without an insane income. It's worth waiting a little while for it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:24 PM   #227
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23... as long as it fits ur budget after dealing with ur necessities then go for it
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:15 PM   #228
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I'm 21 and ordered my 1st Wrx 12/27 so now's the waiting game. However I've been working since I was 12 and going to be putting a nice down payment on the car. It's all about money management.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:34 PM   #229
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19. had a full time job for 6 month. bought a 2012 wrx when my beater kia died. looking back. i would have bought a nice 5-10k car and waited out til i could have afforded the STi. because i am now contemplating modding my wrx. which i dont want to. but at the end of the day i wouldnt trade my car for the world. unless of course they release the brz sti =]
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:38 PM   #230
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35 when i bought my first WRX..plenty of debt ..the thing is we only live life once...so you have to enjoy the ride.

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Old 01-07-2013, 06:44 PM   #231
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19. had a full time job for 6 month. bought a 2012 wrx when my beater kia died. looking back. i would have bought a nice 5-10k car and waited out til i could have afforded the STi. because i am now contemplating modding my wrx. which i dont want to. but at the end of the day i wouldnt trade my car for the world. unless of course they release the brz sti =]
btw..if your deciding between the wrx STi and the BRZ STi...save your money for the WRX..The BRZ STi still won't be turbocharged based on "concepts".
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:53 PM   #232
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btw..if your deciding between the wrx STi and the BRZ STi...save your money for the WRX..The BRZ STi still won't be turbocharged based on "concepts".
really is a shame. i will probably keep my wrx until it dies. and throw another engine at it and do it all over again. first wrx to 999,999 miles
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:40 PM   #233
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17 when I got my first WRX, it was a graduation present.
21 when I got my 2012 WRX.
22 when I got my 2013 STi.

Plan on buying a 2014/15 STi as a second STi to be used as a track car.
Soo I'll be 24 or 25.

Like someone said earlier. Make sure you can afford it, but you only live life once. Buy what you want, even if that means working harder, saving more money, and eating nothing but cereal and ramen for a year.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:55 PM   #234
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I'm 21 and ordered my 1st Wrx 12/27 so now's the waiting game. However I've been working since I was 12 and going to be putting a nice down payment on the car. It's all about money management.
Money management advice from a 21-year-old. Only on NASIOC.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:58 PM   #235
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a kid by my parents got a evo x for a grad present.. ill never understand spending more then 1k$ on something millions of people do with little effort.. its no scientific discovery or anything.. its high school. My first car was a 92 ford tempo at 16.. then my first buy corolla S at 18 350z at 22 an my 06 wrx at 24. ill never buy my kid an expensive car..

and if you still live at home an drive wrx or stis past the age of 21 more shame on you.. move out or live in your expensive car.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:04 PM   #236
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Just bought my wrx at 21, started off with a 91 toyota pu did a 5 speed swap on it, moved to a corolla, then a jeep and lancer. (Have trouble keeping cars and not getting bored haha) now I have my wrx and love it to death but wish I waited a few more years. Money is super tight. And also **** all those little rich bastards that mommy and daddy buy brand new beemers for. Hope you meet a tree real soon. Learn the value of a dollar.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:16 PM   #237
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and if you still live at home an drive wrx or stis past the age of 21 more shame on you.. move out or live in your expensive car.

This. Local kid at the Chevy dealer that sold me my truck is 19 and lives at home and was gloating about the fact he is going to be paying 30k down payment on a z06 corvette, and garaging it 8 months a year. Frustrating as **** his parents allow him to have no bills yet spend money frivolously. Urgh.

19 When first purchased WRX for 11k. I'm now 13k in school debt and thats it. See the resemblence? I wouldn't have needed student loans if it wasn't for my WRX. however it opened the doors to a wonderful community and I chose to buy my STi at age 21 and I will be paying it off friday. In the 18 months I've owned it, I have spent 9000 on the car and 18k in mods. Students loans are coming next. Aiming to be done by October.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:33 PM   #238
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Purchased my 04 in cash when I was 19. Didn't want a car payment, or else I would have loved to buy a STi.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:42 PM   #239
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18, got my first 2006 WRX used with 22k miles.
23, got my first 2012 WRX Brand new.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:47 PM   #240
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Just curious what kind of mortgages all these young WRX/STI owners are paying per month. Yeah, that's what I thought.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:03 PM   #241
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:08 PM   #242
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really is a shame. i will probably keep my wrx until it dies. and throw another engine at it and do it all over again. first wrx to 999,999 miles
Ya it is sad since its a STi but who knows how that what will happen when and if it comes out. :-/
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:09 PM   #243
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Just curious what kind of mortgages all these young WRX/STI owners are paying per month. Yeah, that's what I thought.
Should a 18-21 year old own a house?
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:16 PM   #244
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I was 17 when I bought my 02 WRX wagon.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:22 PM   #245
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I was 17 when I got my 2007 STi, I'm now 19 and in college and the bills for the car and the cost for tuition, eat most of my paycheck. I usually do jobs on the side to make extra spending money. A cool car is cool to have, but when you are out of college, you'll have PLENTY of time to buy a cool car.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:35 PM   #246
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Should a 18-21 year old own a house?
It's a much smarter decision than being car poor living at mommies.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:41 PM   #247
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if your car payment costs more then your rent.. you know you have a life issue.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:42 PM   #248
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Should a 18-21 year old own a house?
Should an 18-21 year-old pretend to know anything about financial responsibilities? Just tired of reading about kids who think they're all grown up because they can pay for a car.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:54 PM   #249
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Should an 18-21 year-old pretend to know anything about financial responsibilities? Just tired of reading about kids who think they're all grown up because they can pay for a car.
Hey yes I may be young but I'm more mature then kids my age. Just because society has fallen into the dumps and kids are spoiled does mean that ALL young drivers are immature.

There are plenty of 18-21 year olds living out on their own fending for themselves whether it be renting or buying.

I don't think I'm "all grown up because I can pay for a car." Lots of accusations from your end. I'm a hard worker and have been working hard and saving since I was 12. I've wanted a new car since I could drive but I know having been young I would have done stupid ****.. People are capable of being young, responsible and mature. Just because a majority of society doesn't know how to save and spend properly.

Bottom line, if you work hard and can AFFORD to buy a new car so be it. Don't assume a young individual doesn't know how to manage money or give advice because of a number.


In my case I'm putting more than half down on the car, be graduating within 2 months by time the car arrives and will pay it off quickly. After than then comes time to save for a house. I got a head on my shoulders and know where my priorities are.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:02 PM   #250
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