I would wait for a used one..dont strap yourself man..
Way more info needed.insanely^3 said:im 17 and i got a base 1.8 on 8/hr i say go for it dude
info such as?fotomoto said:Way more info needed.insanely^3 said:im 17 and i got a base 1.8 on 8/hr i say go for it dude
jeez dude. i'm 25 and don't like the tone of your 'message' to this guy. stop telling him what he should do and let him make his own decision. everytime i read "you should, you should, you should" i heard "I would, I would, I would"lne937s said:Sorry to be a downer adult here, but I think it is pretty unwise to buy a new car at 17. Typically cars are purchases not investments- they drop dramatically in value the minute you drive them off the lot. You should be positioning yourself for the future.
You should firstly be keeping the money for college. Even if you are getting scholarships or your parents are planning on helping you out, things can happen (parents get laid off, grades drop) and you shouldn't sacrifice your future.
If you are not going to college, you should invest it. You may want a house some day and will probably want to retire eventually. If you were to take the $20,000 for a new car and invest it with a long term annualized return of 10%, it will double every 7 years (even though the market goes up and down, you can get expect 10% average investment return on an investment in stocks). Use a diversified or large cap mutual fund (I like Vanguard Prime Cap) keep it there and it will be safer and easier than trying to pick own stock picks or figure when to invest/divest. Put it in a Roth IRA, and you don't have to pay capital gains tax when you pull it out. In other words, in 49 years (retirement age) that $20K at 10% annualized return will double 7 times and will be worth $2.56 million (basically what you will need to retire). In 49 years that new car will probably have been scrapped years ago. Every 7 years you wait means you have to invest twice as much- which makes your future that much more difficult.
I personally would not spend more than 1/4 of what you have invested for retirement on a car, but that's just me. I realize that delayed gratification is hard at your age, but you should try.
Investment is how the rich get richer and end up owning everything. Spending on conspicuous consumption is how the poor get poorer and end up owning nothing.
FYI - you just gave him hell for agreeing with you. He was saying that kids like you are better off than spoiled rich kids. So yeah, he was in agreement with you.palaina.kawika said:jeez dude. i'm 25 and don't like the tone of your 'message' to this guy. stop telling him what he should do and let him make his own decision. everytime i read "you should, you should, you should" i heard "I would, I would, I would"
he made up his mind a long time ago. he wanted to know if he could afford it. now we all know he can. he's got parents, let them teach him his life lessons. hell, let life itself teach him his lessons. at least that way he would have lived it.
and that "rich get richer, poor get poorer" line is what really irks me. you think you're helping the world giving messages like that to kids? you're insinuating that money and power leads to everything in life. well i'll tell you what, i've thanked my mother and father many times over for not getting rich and moving to some snooty mansion in the hills only for our family to wind up like those poor bastards on reality TV, fake-crying their eyes out to daddy because they got a used 2008 mercedes S class for their 16th birthday. no thank you, sir. i'll take my humble, air force brat, 8 schools on 3 continents from K-12 roots any day of the week.