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bennelson 07-07-2008 10:27 PM

Guy selling an economy car to buy SUV!!!
 
"1997 Geo metro - $2400 (Wisconsin)

Reply to: sale-739451680@craigslist.org
Date: 2008-07-01, 3:30PM CDT


1997 Geo metro runs well and looks great. Very minor surface rust on passenger door lower cant even really see it. get almost 50MPG on highway and 32 on city streets.

2400.00 cash or best offer must sell buying SUV as I have baby coming this week or next! "


Apparently Metros aren't big enough to carry a baby!!!

echomodder 07-07-2008 10:43 PM

YA OK:rolleyes: He's NUTS! That or he's listing to the wife. (It's not safe for MY child) SUB! (Stuck-up B***H)

SVOboy 07-07-2008 10:44 PM

Haha, I'm having twins, time for the private jet!

echomodder 07-07-2008 11:01 PM

Haha, I'm having twins, time for the private jet!

Good one:p

justpassntime 07-08-2008 12:47 AM

Apparently he hasn't figured the cost of the new addition to the family either. By the time he buys formula and diapers he will be wishing he had the Metro. A divorce and child support would be cheaper in the long run. LMAO

MechEngVT 07-08-2008 09:22 AM

I'm not sure why he'd want an SUV, but assuming he wants one or thinks he needs one, now is the time to buy. They're piling up like cord wood and dealers are getting desperate to offload them. People looking to get out from under their loan on an SUV are finding it nearly impossible to sell the things. It's an SUV-buyer's market. Same way that it's a home buyer's market. Home values go up over the long term and in the near term I don't see how SUV depreciation could get any worse. Mid-term you might make out even on a low mileage used SUV if you keep miles off it and the SUV market rebounds in a couple years.

I understand that not everyone has the money, time, patience, or mechanical inclination to maintain and operate a disposable economy car that has outlived its intended service life. I wouldn't knock him for making materials available for those of us who do.

dremd 07-08-2008 02:05 PM

I feel the same way; I carry a 2 year old lots of the time in the golf and Supra non issue; other than all of the people who give me a speach that I need a SUV because of the child. One of these days I'm going to go balistic an kill one of them.

In other news today: A hyper miler strangles a 27 year old woman in Suburban after she attempted to "help" him.

Although; I've purchased several cars from people in similar "situations"

1) 91 celica gts Pregnant lady "Had" to have a new Tahoe to be safe with her baby
2) Friend bought her Diesel New Beetle because previous owner got married and now "needed" an SUV.
3) 95 Honda Accord Wagon from a Salemen who couldn't sell anything in a wagon and needed a Truck.

On a Side note; a friend sells cases he says he can sell %50 better while driving his 2001 F-250 powerstroke than his car 2002 Mercury (rwd thing that I can't name right now)

twentysixtwo 07-09-2008 10:18 AM

SUV - Not crazy
 
Back in February we sold our 11 year old Explorer and bought a Mazda5. It's amazing how many people think they "Need" an SUV to haul kids around when station wagons and minivans are a heck of a lot more efficient. I guess it's just the image thing.

That said, a small car like a Metro is NOT appropriate for hauling kids around in and if you don't understand that, you don't have kids. It's not the kid or the bulky child seat, it's all the extra crap you have to haul, from the stroller and diaper bag and extra outfits in case there's an "accident" to the pack and play if you're going to be overnight at your parent's house, etc.

Why did we have the SUV? It was paid off 9 years ago and there's always a few weeks each year the 4WD came in handy. We put so few miles on it (50K miles when we sold it) that even with $3 gas (back then) that it made no sense to trade it in. We had our third child in April and needed something that could hold three car seats, hence the Mazda5.

I can see this trade in making a lot of sense if this person drives fairly low miles, I imagine you can probably get a loaded SUV for a less than a Civic or Corolla these days!!!! LOL

whitevette 07-21-2008 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SVOboy (Post 41899)
Haha, I'm having twins, time for the private jet!

You are ??? can I watch? LOL:D

Blue07CivicEX 07-21-2008 12:58 PM

So.... my life isn't as important as some person driving a Suburban, Escalade, Tahoe, Excursion etc. If I get this right, because I have yet to have a kid means some person in an SUV can destroy myself and my civic while they talk on a cellphone and drive 80mph to hurry up and get timmy to his play-date.

Anybody ever hear of natural selection? If you need an SUV to keep your family line alive maybe you weren't intended to reproduce in the first place.


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