It's cheaper to keep'er

Forget wasting money on stupidly expensive overpriced new cars find a gently used gem and invest in it, for $100 I changed my oil and transmission fluid along with a new air filter and I don't have anything to worry about until summer because the best part is this car is paid off and also a win for the environment vs a hybrid or ev so all that money I could've spent on a payment goes to saving for more watches 馃榿馃

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POV (paid off vehicle) the best kind

BtownB9

POV (paid off vehicle) the best kind

You got that right

You might have an advantage as your a mechanic 馃槈

100% agree. I did all the basic servicing myself for years. Remarkably straightforward - there's a lot of nonsense about basic diy service being impossible on modern cars. Sadly not enough time and other commitments these days though I do enjoy it.

I've never understood the leasing/loan thing. From childhood the family philosophy drilled into me was "buy used with cash (ideally 3 years old) and keep for ten years or whenever the first major repair bill appears".

Oldmanwatches

You might have an advantage as your a mechanic 馃槈

Lol it definitely saves on labor costs I put new tires on my minivan last week the tires alone were a grand and installation can cost hundreds

nichtvondiesemjahrhundert

100% agree. I did all the basic servicing myself for years. Remarkably straightforward - there's a lot of nonsense about basic diy service being impossible on modern cars. Sadly not enough time and other commitments these days though I do enjoy it.

I've never understood the leasing/loan thing. From childhood the family philosophy drilled into me was "buy used with cash (ideally 3 years old) and keep for ten years or whenever the first major repair bill appears".

Absolutely right I've only bought one new vehicle and that was my truck which I still have, I was getting ready to look at a used 20 F150 but after putting a new water pump and other work on my sierra which is still running strong I decided forget it it's not nickel and diming me so as long as it passes inspection more money in the bank

WatchesAndWrenches

Lol it definitely saves on labor costs I put new tires on my minivan last week the tires alone were a grand and installation can cost hundreds

I stopped working on my cars years ago just too technical now and the warranty might get void

Oldmanwatches

I stopped working on my cars years ago just too technical now and the warranty might get void

Yeah that's what drives me nuts is how complicated the most simple systems have to be, the edge i have in the picture broke down over the summer time my dash lit up and said it was something with the AWD system, hook up my scan tool and turns out it was the throttle body, swapped it out runs like new

Totally agree I was a central heating engineer, boilers were simple when I first started out now full of electronics and sensors

Oldmanwatches

Totally agree I was a central heating engineer, boilers were simple when I first started out now full of electronics and sensors

Yep my best friend is a stationary engineer, he works with boilers built in the 40s mostly old school and original equipment so he's very mechanically inclined but also has to know the technical side as they have a lot more sensors and all now