Nov 13, 2019 at 11:18 pm #3618561W I S N E R !BPL Member
What better place to discuss being spoiled with first world problems than a dream rides thread?!Nov 14, 2019 at 12:48 am #3618567
For sure, as long as we don’t think of ourselves as “cheap” or not owning anything fancy. That’s my point. I have more than enough of everything and I know it.Nov 14, 2019 at 12:54 am #3618568
I am surrounded with people with plenty acting like they barely scrape by or whine about someone else having more. I know Jerry is not doing that but he owns a darn nice truck, not some cheapo ride; that’s all.Nov 14, 2019 at 1:44 am #3618573
Jerry never said it was a cheap ride, he said he considered it no more than transportation, and that for him, getting something cheaper that worked for him was better. That’s his Tacoma, the lowest priced model he could get, because he didn’t need all the bells and whistles of the more expensive Tacomas. In the context of new trucks, his Tacoma is not fancy and it is, relatively speaking, cheap (or less expensive perhaps a better descriptor), much cheaper than what he could easily afford. Personally I have no issue with his description. You seem to, so we’ll just agree to disagree.
And owning a vehicle for 19 years before deciding to get something newer, even though what you have is still functional, is not, IMO, an example of ‘first world’ behavior. If anyone in this thread exhibits ‘first world’ behavior, it’s me. Over and over again.Nov 14, 2019 at 1:49 am #3618574IanBPL Member
Especially considering there are trucks out there that have a sticker price in excess of $70,000. I still think a $20,000 vehicle is expensive. My wife has the fanciest car in our fleet. Of the rest, two have about 150,000 miles on them, the other two have over 200,000 miles on them.
I will say that my try I has one feature that I live above all else. It’s paid for!
I can still dream thoughNov 14, 2019 at 2:01 am #3618575
different realities going on clearly.Nov 14, 2019 at 2:04 am #3618576
NmNov 14, 2019 at 2:04 am #3618577Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
12 years at the shop I got to drive everything from an Aston Martin to a Chaika. Had a ‘56 Porsche 356 that I just loved. That car was in the shop for over a year as the owner had died. Drove it every few days. Not the fanciest or fastest but it is the one I miss driving. That one Ferrari though…Nov 14, 2019 at 2:16 am #3618579
My first car was a Ford Torino. Bought it from my sister. Loved that car. Only got rid of it after I made an ill-fated attempt to pass someone on the right in a rock slide area, and ran over a large rock (soccer ball size) at about 65 mph. Oof. Pretty much dropped the front end right then and there. My second car was a 69 Mustang. 289, 3-speed, 50 series tires on the back, 60 series on the front. The driver’s side floorboard was rusted out so the guy I bought it from (for $500!) put in some 3/4” plywood for the floorboard. Man that car could take corners like nobody’s business. Probably my favorite car of mine of all the ones I’ve owned, and I’ve owned many.Nov 14, 2019 at 2:16 am #3618580
Ah, Ken, I’ve dreamed of driving some of the cars you have. What a lucky guy!Nov 14, 2019 at 3:27 am #3618587
I appreciate everyone’s comments. I don’t think anyone offended anyone else.
I am proud to be cheap. I consider it a complement to be called so. I occasionally make ridiculous expensive purchases but not usually. My rv comes to mind, although there are other models that cost 2x or 3x.Nov 14, 2019 at 3:35 am #3618591
My first car was that beat-up vw bug. Used. The engine blew within the first year. The 2nd engine that I installed blew up within the next year.
I can point out all the places that car broke down between portland and L.A. there’s the hill north of yreka. Another time near Williams? Some kind person towed me to a shop. The chain was very short so I was lucky I didnt rear end him.
After that I’ve always bought new cars with cash. I can’t think of a time any of them broke down.Nov 14, 2019 at 4:06 pm #3618682
My first RV was a used fifth wheel.
It had 2×2 wood frame. Unbeknownst to me, there was a water leak and a bunch of them rotted. Eventually, I figured it out, ripped off the inner wall, replaced 2x2s, put it all back together, and we used it for a few years. Not that bad of a life lesson.
After that, we bought several RVs new, with cash. Our 2nd to last RV had a water leak and a bunch of damage. Stupid me, I should have been more careful about keeping roof sealed. Brenda and I started getting pissed off at each other about it and it seemed like the least bad solution was to just dump it for cheap. Another life lesson.Nov 14, 2019 at 4:14 pm #3618683
By the way, I didn’t think Kat was being critical of me, just giving interesting perspective. Nice of people to defend me. I guess. If anyone was… : )
I hate it when people remove their interesting responses and replace them with “nm”. Unless that’s what they want to do which is fine too.
Contradictory opinions is where it gets interesting. That’s when you start to figure things out. Deciding which opinion is “correct” isn’t necessary, what is correct anyway? Maybe one opinion will seem correct one day, a contradictory idea will seem correct a different day.
People attacking each other is a waste of good energy. I kind of just ignore it. Back when I had to work, frequently people would aggressively attack each other so I have a high tolerance level now. Engineers can be the worst.Nov 14, 2019 at 4:20 pm #3618685
Well I realized that just because one person’s cheap purchase equals another person’s unaffordable purchase does not mean they are not being cheap.Nov 25, 2019 at 6:10 pm #3620392Nick GatelBPL Member
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
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