What should I do with my car?

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drmguy
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What should I do with my car?

Postby drmguy » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:55 am

I have a 2009 Subaru with 450 dollar payments. There is no way I am going to take out loans to pay for my loan so I am left with three options:

1. Sell car and buy a junker

2. Sell car and don't have a car at all

3. Parents offered to pay my car payments while in school

Is there enough of a reason to have a decent car to do something like option 3?

I am from California and have rarely seen bad weather but I imagine something like a Subaru would fare better in snow than a civic.

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby NZA » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:57 am

drmguy wrote:3. Parents offered to pay my car payments while in school


Hmm.

Option 1) I have a shitty car and make car payments.
Option 2) I don't have a car.
Option 3) My parents pay for my car, thus negating the purpose of this entire post completely.

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby Skyhook » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:10 am

What has this got to do with choosing a law school?

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby drmguy » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:11 am

I searched because I wasn't sure where to put it and 3 or 4 car threads were in choosing a law school.

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby 2011Law » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:12 am

Depends on where you're going to law school.

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby drmguy » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:15 am

Again, I have driven on snow twice. If it was a place that has snow would an AWD car be a big deal?

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby luckyme » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:17 am

is it an STi

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby drmguy » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:20 am

Forester XT

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby luckyme » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:21 am

drmguy wrote:Forester XT


sell

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby bartleby » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:21 am

Parents. Pay them back.

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby drmguy » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:28 am

luckyme wrote:
drmguy wrote:Forester XT


sell


What's wrong with the Forester?

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:29 am

drmguy wrote:
luckyme wrote:
drmguy wrote:Forester XT


sell


What isn't wrong with the Forester?


FTFY

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby Adjudicator » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:31 am

1. Buy comprehensive insurance
2. Leave car in a bad neighborhood with the keys in it
3. Profit

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby EarlCat » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:37 am

I'd sell the car no matter what. Dropping $450/mo for a car is ridonkulous, and I would feel pretty crappy sticking my parents with that bill.

Then it's just a question of whether to buy something else. Where geographically are you going to school? Do you need a car there?

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby drmguy » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:39 am

Right now looking at norcal, jersey, philly or midwest.

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby EarlCat » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:44 am

drmguy wrote:Right now looking at norcal, jersey, philly or midwest.


That's going to play a big part in whether you need a car. In Chicago, FWIW, it's totally unnecessary (and waaaaaay too expensive) to own a car IMHO.

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby blurbz » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:57 am

I grew up in the northern (snowy) states and attend law school in a place that still gets its fair share of snow. I have a Forester and sometimes I am the only one of my friends still able to drive after a snowfall. Keep the car.

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby MrKappus » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:58 am

blurbz wrote:I grew up in the northern (snowy) states and attend law school in a place that still gets its fair share of snow. I have a Forester and sometimes I am the only one of my friends still able to drive after a snowfall. Keep the car.


Yeah Subaru's are in the "Believe the Hype" category. They rock in winter climates.

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby drmguy » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:00 am

So if not norcal then keep it.

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby esspwebmaster » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:43 am

sell it :wink:
SPAMSPAMSPAM

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby luckyme » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:20 am

IBTB

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby luckyme » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:25 am

drmguy wrote:
luckyme wrote:
drmguy wrote:Forester XT


sell


What's wrong with the Forester?


It's not an STi

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby Jackson Pollock » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:58 am

[quote="esspwebmaster"]sell it :wink:
SPAMSPAMSPAM

Do you take Visa?

I mean...uh...IBTB.

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby JakeL » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:06 pm

$450 a month? Can't you lease a Range Rover for that?

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Re: What should I do with my car?

Postby Patriot1208 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:09 pm

JakeL wrote:$450 a month? Can't you lease a Range Rover for that?


The only thing dumber than paying $450 a month for a forester is leasing a luxury car.




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