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Old 08-08-2018, 09:41 AM   #11951
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which is a totally legit reason. I'm just curious. Months ago it sounded like the traffic was a big enough disappointment and deterrent that the dream of silly car ownership wasn't going to happen.
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:49 AM   #11952
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which is a totally legit reason. I'm just curious. Months ago it sounded like the traffic was a big enough disappointment and deterrent that the dream of silly car ownership wasn't going to happen.
I very much agree.

It's stupid for you to own that mint manual OBXT.

Please sell it to me now.
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:57 AM   #11953
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I'm putting so many miles on it now! Stupid 20mi per day commute. Up to 61k. New timing belt too! And yes, I agree. It sucks as a commuter. I get 15mpg.
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:18 AM   #11954
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this stuff, pretty tasty. that is all...

Out of a turpentine can!

I love your style!
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:32 AM   #11955
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Damn it, Brian.

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Old 08-08-2018, 10:45 AM   #11956
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I thought you said traffic in Costa Rica was horribad and was an average of like, 20mph. Why bother with a hellabro car? I mean, it's lovely and all...
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Because he can?
Pretty much. Forbidden fruit, I work from home so driving is very infrequent (it's for weekends, car shows, random times I need to drive somewhere without the wife), it's lovely and all, because racecar and because I can.

A 20 year old Evo is bought with your heart, not your head. It gives me the James May fizzy sensation. It's unapologetically a toy. It's already getting vintage and the 90s were just my era. No different from my landlord who owns a classic Mustang fastback, Camaro SS and a Factory Five Cobra. That era is his jam but he dailys a Lexus SUV. The late 90s is mine and I daily jogging to the gym. I know the Evo damn well from tracking my last one and it's from a time when you could still work on cars.

Basically, it's a toy, so logic need not apply.
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:01 AM   #11957
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Damn it, Brian.
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:04 AM   #11958
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I'm putting so many miles on it now! Stupid 20mi per day commute. Up to 61k. New timing belt too! And yes, I agree. It sucks as a commuter. I get 15mpg.
The Acura subreddit was absolutely incredulous when I said I get 15-17 MPG in my TL doing the same kind of city driving.

I'm not going anywhere. You just let me know when you're ready to take my money.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:06 PM   #11959
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Oh yeah!

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Old 08-13-2018, 03:32 PM   #11960
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:53 PM   #11961
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So you like VAG, huh? It looks nice, really nice
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:54 PM   #11962
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I think the A3/S3 has goofy looking proportions but it looks like a fun car.

My most recent purchase: a new washing machine. Motor on the 10.5 year old unit bit it and doesn't make a lot of sense to fix.
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:56 PM   #11963
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It looks like a micro machine in a way (now that you mention it)
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:58 PM   #11964
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I think the rubber band tires on humongous wheels give it that toy look.
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:11 PM   #11965
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I do. My wife wanted a Golf R. We already have a gti in the household, so I suggested the S3.
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:54 PM   #11966
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I think the A3/S3 has goofy looking proportions but it looks like a fun car.

My most recent purchase: a new washing machine. Motor on the 10.5 year old unit bit it and doesn't make a lot of sense to fix.
Mr. Money Mustache does not approve of y0re frivolous spending.





(On a related note, my neighbors across the alley style themselves as MMM disciples, even going up to Longmont to meet Pete last week. They also have a million dollar house, send their older kid to a private school, and have a Tesla Model X and a "for business" RAM 3500... I don't get their schtick, all that crap and then trying to stick to an $80/week grocery budget?)
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:23 PM   #11967
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Fine line between taking sensible MMM advice and that annoying fanboy ****. I'd feel really weird going to a gathering of financially like-minded people.
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:27 AM   #11968
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Fine line between taking sensible MMM advice and that annoying fanboy ****. I'd feel really weird going to a gathering of financially like-minded people.
Why? You might learn something? Agree 150% though that there is a fine line between sensible and cultlike following.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:51 AM   #11969
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Why? You might learn something? Agree 150% though that there is a fine line between sensible and cultlike following.
No, it's because if I want to go through the trouble of getting together with people, they would have to be friends. As much as I like personal finance, it would be like going to a meeting. And I hate those.
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:37 AM   #11970
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Yeah, a gathering at Mr. MM's house would be awkward.

"Uh, so this is the house you spent hours of your time on to do up the radiant heat yourself, right?"

"Yeah"

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"I think it makes much more sense for me to do some extra shifts for $$$$ and pay someone to do this ****. I'm out."

"Ok. Thanks for coming."
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Old 08-14-2018, 11:49 AM   #11971
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Yeah, a gathering at Mr. MM's house would be awkward.

"Uh, so this is the house you spent hours of your time on to do up the radiant heat yourself, right?"

"Yeah"

"..."

"..."

"I think it makes much more sense for me to do some extra shifts for $$$$ and pay someone to do this ****. I'm out."

"Ok. Thanks for coming."
It has been a while and I'm not a religious MMM reader. However, I don't think I've ever read that he says you should do everything yourself to avoid spending money at all costs. In your case I'm pretty sure you'll make $200-400 / hr in the office so of course it makes more sense for you to work an extra bit to accumulate cash to throw at it.
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Old 08-14-2018, 11:54 AM   #11972
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and some people are just MEN who like to use their MANLY hands



For some things I would agree it is better to do it yourself. Framing an unfinished basement? Do it yourself. You will probably do it more than once in your life and it's a decent skill/experience to acquire. Installing radiant heat? Maybe leave that to someone else..

But hey, I pay someone to do my brakes so I can't really talk
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:04 PM   #11973
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Ive probably spent $10k on tools in my life, and countless hundreds of hours, avoiding getting "ripped off" on labor that might have totaled to $8k

Was it Beavis or was it Butthead that said "sometimes the journey is more important than the destination"?

No regrats
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:10 PM   #11974
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and some people are just MEN who like to use their MANLY hands



For some things I would agree it is better to do it yourself. Framing an unfinished basement? Do it yourself. You will probably do it more than once in your life and it's a decent skill/experience to acquire. Installing radiant heat? Maybe leave that to someone else..

But hey, I pay someone to do my brakes so I can't really talk
I do my own brakes but usually pay for oil changes

Just bought a fumoto valve, though, so I guess that will stop this weekend.
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:11 PM   #11975
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and some people are just MEN who like to use their MANLY hands



For some things I would agree it is better to do it yourself. Framing an unfinished basement? Do it yourself. You will probably do it more than once in your life and it's a decent skill/experience to acquire. Installing radiant heat? Maybe leave that to someone else..

But hey, I pay someone to do my brakes so I can't really talk
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Ive probably spent $10k on tools in my life, and countless hundreds of hours, avoiding getting "ripped off" on labor that might have totaled to $8k

Was it Beavis or was it Butthead that said "sometimes the journey is more important than the destination"?

No regrats
I end up doing things myself because labor rates are usually outrageous for what is minimally skilled labor and half the time when you do pay someone to do something they do a piss poor job. I can do something badly for free all by myself.
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