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Who paid for their first car

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by VryNeat, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. dirt drifter

    dirt drifter white trash hillbillie

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    i inherited dad's HQ kingy with 308+M21 when i turned 18. for my 19th he shouted me a new motor that ran 14's all day. i rolled around in that for 3 years before taking it off the road.
    before anyone thinks i'm a spoiled brat, i would like to add that the old man stole my immaculate vr ss off me a few years ago. it seems i didn't get something for nothing after all
     
  2. vr94ss

    vr94ss walks barefoot

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    Good on him! I woulda too if I was your dad and you owe him;)

    I have an AP5 in very good nick with disc brakes, jelly bean mags(7" rear, 6" front x14) and a 265 hemi parked under the house that all my sons have been offered. My 15yo is thinking about it, both his older brothers have passed on it. I've kept it garaged since 2000 when it stopped being my daily driver 'cause can't bare to sell it. Can't give it away to any of them it seems but they all want my SS. Well you know what chance they have... It'll last me till I croak unless I find the right GTS and I have the cash at the time.

    Cue the Valiant jokes!

    Edit: Motor in it now is stock and smokey but was supposed to be good, with the previous hemi before it went off and needed rebuilding would have ripped my SS a new one over a 1/4 mile
     
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    blakey1505 New Member

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    i bought my vy II equipe in september, set me back 14 grand but the odo read 18,xxx so decent deal, just whacked some 18" PDW rims on it and yeh gettin Ve stripes this week. after that comes a sub and exhaust then im done with mods, dont wanna end up with a pile of rice aha or a heap of **** either, jsut wanna make it unique.
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  4. samfkpc

    samfkpc Samantha Anne

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    My first car was unfortunately a mazdabator (im trying to forget)
    Just bought my first real car. 96 vs commodore, $3,500. Fully roadworthy, pretty stock. Think i've got a good deal?
     
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    JSTCOZ New Member

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    I just got my P's and I bought my first car! $4500 for a Holden Commodore VS '97 with 97,000km on it (with log books) and after service check, has nothing wrong with it. (y) great buy.
     
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    lastlegend Phantom VY SS

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    My three daughters all wanted Commodores so I found them each a car as they got their learners and to date My eldest still loves her Modified VS SPac & my two twins both just got their learners and I have two VT Spac's sitting in my driveway ready for them.

    As a note all three girls had to get Good OP's and save up at least half the cost of the cars so they had some money in the bank to cover future Rego & maintainace. all three work and pay for their own fuel now as well.

    I am by no means a rich Daddy, I just am a holden fan and so are my girls and I wanted them to have safe cars to drive and come home in.

    Cheers
     
  7. PRAVX II S

    PRAVX II S Member

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    Paid for all my cars and my own living expenses since 16. Am a run away.
    But its all good now. Never needed no ones help.
     
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    vp_exec New Member

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    Remember driving with dad the day before my driving test. Saw a 4dr HQ Monaro for sale in the next town up (Morwell). On the way home from the test the next day, we took a look at it, I had most of the cash saved - but Dad knew I wanted it and was good enough to find the remaining few bucks for me. Paid every scrap of the 1k back to him ASAP in appreciation.
     
  9. trev_11

    trev_11 L67 VY Calais

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    i paid for my VS exec and now my VY Calais. Worked hard and saved up the cash however mum and dad were nice enough to loan me the extra cash for the calais at their 6% interest rather than going to a bank and paying 20%.
    Guy at my work has just turned 17 and his folks bought im a 26k FG XR6. Absolutely ridiculous 1st car
    I think to have any appreciation of a car you have to do the work to afford it. You can't expect everything in life to just be given to you.
     
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    .. when i got a job at 16 from then on 'if i wanted it i had to pay for it'
    first car on my P's was a sherbrook green 97 SII executive. it was immaculate.
    sold that when i got my full license bought a 96 VS SII 5.0 Calais in panther mica.
     
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    i did.
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    which im selling by the way.
    felt much better than getting it paid for by folks
     
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    saved for a while before getting my license then had enough for the car and a few (small) mods
     
  13. Kirbs

    Kirbs L plater

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    We had 1500 to spend on a car that my parents had been putting in their bank for a while for us. I got mine for 1750 but i paid the deposit ($250) and all running/rego/mantinence/insurance costs.
     
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    Back when I was 17 I bought a Gemini for $4000.. I had $2000 saved & financed the the rest @ $2000 for car & $600 Insurance..
     
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    Dead right hey.
    My first car I saved $18k for and bought it when I was 17, and my second car I paid $13k cash and got a $8000 loan so I could get a kick start with a good credit rating - since I had more than enough to pay cash for it also.

    My older sister on the other hand has had both her cars bought for her and she is older than me. But then again she wouldn't know what work ment.
     
  16. acex1138

    acex1138 Post Overlord

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    First car was a Datsun (nissan bluebird). Inherited from my sister, started getting her together to realise my sister had completely rooted the engine.

    Second car (first i actually got to drive) was a Volvo 240GL which i kind of commandeered (belonged to my deceased brother had been sitting at my fathers going to waste).

    Cleaned her up got her going.... had to learn a lot of stuff to get it back into good state, reverse most of his stupid decisions (he was an airforce tech... so lots of modifications done to it).

    Third car was a Mercedes 300D

    Fourth Car was a........

    pretty much every car passed the volvo until my VR didnt make it the Volvo had the balls to outlast them all and is still kicking..... was a lot more powerful then people give them credit for and built like tanks too.

    And my current car...... Paid 2g's for her, my VR :D first car I actually bought (rest i just 'obtained')
     
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    JD Donating Member

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    I did get given my first car, a 1980 VC Commie with a whopping great 202 motor!
    But i did pay for rego, insurance, servicing etc from day 1.
     
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    my first car........... paid every cent for it......


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    My second Car.......... Exactly the same story.......

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    I would never expect my parents to buy me a car, nor would i ask them for one.
     
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    i had some money saved up and my parents loaned me the rest as im only 16 and i need something manual,dads got a xr8 ute but insurance wont cover me to drive unless i wanna pay 1500$.so we bought my 98vt exec which i have 6grand left to pay for and probably 5.5grand tommorrow
     
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    VTvoodoo 99 VT S2

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    I brought first car ,( 1.5 carby mazda 323) and every car since
     

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