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Old 12-11-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default tryin to decide whether the car is worth keeping...

It has became a bit of a struggle for me within the last couple months making the monthly payments on my wrx ever since the company I worked at went out of business. Currently havinng a tough time landing a job that pays enough for me to make the monthly pyments. This also made me realize that I don't sweat the car enough due to it's ugliness to really wanna keep it. Only factor that's making it a difficult decision getting rid of it is the performance n the car being a necessity.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:03 PM   #2
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Man binds to machine for a variety of reasons, so it's going to be hard to let go. But it's not worth holding onto it if it's bringing you down in a tough time. I say take a crapload of pictures, and sell it. Keep trying your best to find a good job, and use the pictures as motivation to memory as to why you want that job. Then once you're settled, go buy another one!

Maybe you'll land an awesome job a year from now, right around when the 2014 wrx comes out...
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:49 PM   #3
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Trade it in and get something cheaper. Cheaper in gas, insurance and payments. It's just a car, you can always get another later.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:51 PM   #4
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This made me realize that I don't really sweat my car enough due to it's ugliness for me to really wanna keep it.
This made me laugh.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:38 AM   #5
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Keep the car. Put off paying your mortgage/rent if you have to in order to make the payments, insure it, and keep premium fuel in the tank.

If you're willing to end up living in your car, it may as well be one you really like.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:33 AM   #6
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Put it up for sale privately and see if you can get a good price for it. Then buy a cheaper/older car. Keep lookin for a job in meantime. Good luck.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:44 PM   #7
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Ditch the car. There will always be a newer nicer one anyway. Do you honestly think in 4 or 5 years you'll think, damn I really wish I still had my 2009 WRX. I'd bet not.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:07 PM   #8
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Ditch the car. There will always be a newer nicer one anyway. Do you honestly think in 4 or 5 years you'll think, damn I really wish I still had my 2009 WRX. I'd bet not.
I think this is dead on. Sound advice.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:58 PM   #9
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No car is worth being broke.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:45 PM   #10
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:08 PM   #11
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I actually just sold my 2011 WRX and bought a 2005 Outback XT because I wanted cheaper car payments and insurance. I ended up saving $250 a month and the car is honestly nicer than my WRX. Full leather, gigantic sunroof, heated seats, better sound system, more room, less rattles (surprisingly), and still turbo charged with plenty of power. The point that I'm trying to make is that I thought I would miss the WRX and wouldn't be happy stepping down into something else. But since I sold the WRX, I haven't even thought about it, as I've been having too much fun in a new (to me) car.

Sell it. You will always be able to find a better car when you can afford it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:29 PM   #12
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thanks for the resposes all. Selling it pretty much what comes down to...I had to take a low paying boring job just to keep up with making the monthly payments, bs full coverage insurance and not to mention the gas guzzling expenses and realized that this car (unless it's a luxury hotrod or a vette) is unworthy of the struggle.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:43 PM   #13
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I got rid of my '09 WRX 5-door after only 20K miles because I couldn't justify spending over $300/mo. on it...and also because I got tired of worrying that the engine was gonna fail.

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I actually just sold my 2011 WRX and bought a 2005 Outback XT
We kind of followed the same line of thinking. The OBXT is a sleeper, eh? I've put 50K miles at stage 2 without any issues. First thing I did was replace the banjo bolt.

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Old 01-23-2013, 06:57 PM   #14
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Why is everyone fretting over 300 a month payments? You probably waste way more than that on stupid stuff like movies, clothes, partying... If 300 a month is a lot you should be driving an economy car.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:02 PM   #15
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Why is everyone fretting over 300 a month payments? You probably waste way more than that on stupid stuff like movies, clothes, partying... If 300 a month is a lot you should be driving an economy car.
Bill Gates is that you?

Buy a used certified Civic, OP.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:04 PM   #16
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Get rid of it. If ur that strapped for cash that a wrx payment is breaking the bank u should ditch it cause its not worth it. It's just a car. Buy one again when money isn't an issue
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:04 PM   #17
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No car is worth being broke.
Well, I mean... The Nissan GT-R has back seats, I could probably live in it...
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:07 PM   #18
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Well, I mean... The Nissan GT-R has back seats, I could probably live in it...
I thought the same thing, but the wife and kids didnt agree. Stupid responsibility!
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:36 AM   #19
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Why is everyone fretting over 300 a month payments? You probably waste way more than that on stupid stuff like movies, clothes, partying... If 300 a month is a lot you should be driving an economy car.
ok Mr. Trump. Its not the monthly pyments on the car itself..other factors like insurance, gas, maintanance, traffic tickets, etc. all accumulates a significant expense. FYI , not sure if you are aware of the 08 housing marketing crises but my career track is in the building construction and design market so it is very difficult landing a job earning the salary I was making for the car payments with ease. BTW, its 365.00 that I've been waving to monthly.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:38 AM   #20
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Bill Gates is that you?

Buy a used certified Civic, OP.
agreed.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:04 AM   #21
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Remember how life goes:
15 yrs = free time / no money / energy
30 yrs = money / no time / energy
60yrs = money / free time / no energy

This might help you to remember where you are or can tell you where you want to be.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:46 AM   #22
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ok Mr. Trump. Its not the monthly pyments on the car itself..other factors like insurance, gas, maintanance, traffic tickets, etc. all accumulates a significant expense. FYI , not sure if you are aware of the 08 housing marketing crises but my career track is in the building construction and design market so it is very difficult landing a job earning the salary I was making for the car payments with ease. BTW, its 365.00 that I've been waving to monthly.
Drive less, saves you some gas money. Traffic tickets? Stop driving like a jack ass. This will lower your insurance payments.

You could get a job at McDonalds and afford $365 a month if you really had to.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:09 PM   #23
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Drive less, saves you some gas money. Traffic tickets? Stop driving like a jack ass. This will lower your insurance payments.

You could get a job at McDonalds and afford $365 a month if you really had to.
really? how about when u need to fork out xtra 800 monthly for rent? try working at Mcdonalds and see if u can afford that along the car payments with ease. As for traffic tickets, assume you are just one track minded and only associating it with speeding. Most tickets are from none moving violations such as parking, expired meters, etc. and FYI, my driving habits are fine and I had only one speeding ticket in the past 4yrs.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:11 PM   #24
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really? how about when u need to fork out xtra 800 monthly for rent? try working at Mcdonalds and see if u can afford that along the car payments with ease. As for traffic tickets, assume you are just one track minded and only associating it with speeding. Most tickets are from none moving violations such as parking, expired meters, etc. and FYI, my driving habits are fine and I had only one speeding ticket in the past 4yrs.
Maybe you should move somewhere cheaper then.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:21 PM   #25
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Maybe you should move somewhere cheaper then.
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