Cars and budgets ... a realization

@FayeHazel (11737)
United States
December 5, 2017 10:18am CST
File under: things I have just realized. Owning a car isn't simply the purchase price of the car. Of course this is evident in things like buying the gas to make it run, and in buying your license plate tabs yearly. However something I didn't realize until recently is that as a mechanical item - cars break down. You can count on that happening. Now it is good to be as prepared as you can. Sometimes you can save yourself a great deal of money simply by being able to do a few simple things. But there will be other times when your car will require you to spend money on it's repair and maintenance. It would be wise to budget out some money just as one does for the more obvious car ownership costs such as gas and license- save some money aside for repairs. Enjoy this song which seems totally appropriate:
Entity: WMG Content Type: Sound Recording ( NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGMENT INTINDED ) Some very nice Mustang, Camaro, Gto pictures
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• United States
5 Dec
Yep there’s always the unexpected when owning a car.
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
7 Dec
So true
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• United States
8 Dec
@FayeHazel Always important to be prepared.
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
8 Dec
@infatuatedbby That is the wisest choice
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Dec
Yup, they cost more than I care to think about at times. When your living (barely) check to check it's hard to save money. It's a good idea to save money when you can though.
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
7 Dec
It's true. Saving $ is a hard one at times....
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@Bluedoll (16820)
• Canada
5 Dec
i like the G T O go chuck go lol parked on the coke a moe? What?
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
7 Dec
Yeah! What is a coke-a-moe? I've never known. lol
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@Bluedoll (16820)
• Canada
7 Dec
@FayeHazel but it sounds good I'll go ha ha
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• United Kingdom
7 Dec
@FayeHazel Do you mean Kokomo that the Beach Boys sing about? If so it's a place in Florida, or so they say.
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@Courtlynn (50889)
• United States
5 Dec
This is why I'm not ever planning on getting a car.
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
7 Dec
Which works if you're in a large enough area :-)
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@Courtlynn (50889)
• United States
7 Dec
@FayeHazel works for me cause we have the cape towns bus for just $2.
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
8 Dec
@Courtlynn That's a pretty good deal. Depending on where all you go - could be cheaper than gas and mileage on oil change, tires, etc
@Orson_Kart (4121)
• United Kingdom
6 Dec
Cars are an expensive luxury, not a necessity to own, unless you live out in the sticks. If you live in a big city or town, you should use public transport. If you own a car and use it purely for pleasure, then it is probably spending most of its time in the garage or parked up somewhere. Dump the car and treat yourself.
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
7 Dec
Ah, I'm afraid that I do live "in the sticks". Actually in this small town I can walk to whatever I want - usually do provided I have time/am not buying a lot of stuff. But if I want to see friends or family/go out and do much of anything -- then driving is a must. We don't have the best public transportation around here... maybe in the largest of cities it's better (likely)
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• United Kingdom
7 Dec
@FayeHazel If you live in the sticks, then yeah it's tough if you haven't got a car. Only other thing would be to car share, but that comes with another set of problems.
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
8 Dec
@Orson_Kart Ah yeah... too many opportunities for disagreeing I think there... but a good idea in theory
@Ganma7 (2041)
5 Dec
Car repairs can be very costly. They are usually unexpected as well. Always at a bad time. Love it the Chuck Berry song. Very appropriate and I enjoyed it
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
7 Dec
Lol! It had been awhile since I listened to it
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@Ganma7 (2041)
7 Dec
@FayeHazel Me too! Itvwas great
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@bluesa (12812)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 Dec
Love this song! Yes, a car is always going to cost a person, and none of my friends know how to fix a car. Budgeting is a must. :)
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
7 Dec
Great tune! It's so true, one must consider all the costs
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@teamfreak16 (36548)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Dec
And I cannot fix a car to save my life.
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
7 Dec
Ah -- next time I need a car (hopefully not soon!) -- I want a really old one - one where I could learn to work on it
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@cahaya1983 (9613)
• Malaysia
6 Dec
I agree with you. Plus spare parts for certain cars are more expensive than others so even it breaks down once it can cost a lot of money.
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
7 Dec
Very true there, sometimes repair is cheap
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@JudyEv (100986)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
Great song choice - and yes, it's a good idea to budget for breakdowns.
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
7 Dec
Thanks! So true too
• United States
6 Dec
The cost never ends, and just gets worse the older the car is.
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
7 Dec
True, very true
@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
5 Dec
Cars are necessary here, but there is always something that needs tending on a car.
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
7 Dec
That is so true
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@shaggin (26885)
• United States
5 Dec
I always save money as much as I can as you just never know what expene might pop up.
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
7 Dec
You are very wise! I treat myself when I have extra $ (rare) -- it's smarter to save up tho
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