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Old 08-26-2008, 08:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Will View Post
I would agree if the person did not own a car prior to this one, but if you owned a car, then got rid of it and got another car the change in the insurance and taxes would be very little. This is especially true going from Buicks to Metros.
That's true, but JM seemed to be talking about getting a second car to replace the miles driven in a truck or SUV, and that's what his figures were based on in the first post.

I'm not complaiing - kudoo's to JM - it's just an expense that he missed.

Originally Posted by Will View Post
This may be true, but I think most people do. It all depends on how simple the car you get is, and how much time you are willing to spend. The Metro is a very simple car. I am NOT a mechanic, and was able to do it. I think you should try it. It's easier than you might think...
Oh, *I* could do it (I keep my 14 year old 6.5L diesel on the road), but I don't think *most* people could do what JM did. For someone who has the time and skills this is a great thing to do, but for those that don't it doesn't necessarily make them "stupid rich guys". Maybe they wanted the airbags and anti-lock brakes for their family's safety, which is reasonable

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