will you buy a car with your best friend?

@trickomm (309)
Hungary
August 22, 2007 1:09pm CST
It's simple. my ex-bestfriend and me talks about car-buying. but he hadnt enough money, just the half and i was at the same situation. so we bought a car 50-50. it was terrible, but i dont know am i made mistakes or it was a bad situation from the beginning... ? so the answer is: if you have a really best friend from a long time (10years) do you do the same as me?
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@Dolcerina (3378)
• Hungary
23 Aug 07
No, I would never buy a car with anyone. I have a bad experience. My boyfriend bought a car with his ex girlfriend. The car was used by the woman especially, but she has never paid any taxes on it. A few years later after they broke off, my boyfriend received the penalties why his exGF had not paid the taxes. So it was a good lesson for him, and for me too.
@Dolcerina (3378)
• Hungary
23 Aug 07
I think I do not trust in anybody when I make a business. YOu know, friendship and business are not working together.
@trickomm (309)
• Hungary
23 Aug 07
i think good business are made by friends (think about Hungary's big investments: metro4, M5, M6, etc...). If you have a company and have a friendship at the government you can get lots of assignment :)
• United States
22 Aug 07
Your situation sounds so familiar. I have yet to enter into any agreements with my best friend about sharing the costs of a luxury like a car or a boat or anything else for that matter. We have been talking about saving enough money to buy a boat next year; however, he then decided that it would be easier to buy one if more family was included. He was talking about his brother, his mother, his father and so on, and so on. Well, I do not have any family that would be interested in this agreement, so it would only be up to me to come up with my part. Then, about a couple of weeks ago, I get a call from my friend who stated that his father bought him and his brother a boat and that it would need some work on it. He then stated that they would need my help on it and get it finished so that we could take it with us when we go camping. I kind of snickered and said, "what happened to the idea about us doing this together?" Well, I have been thinking. I guess if the Lord wants me to have a boat, then I will have to earn it on my own. I do not believe that entering into an agreement with a best friend is the greatest idea. I also believe in the same idea that it is best not to enter into agreements with family members or with friends as it always will come back to haunt you.
@trickomm (309)
• Hungary
22 Aug 07
you're absolutely right... but :) we have a little poker team (8 person, texas hold'em) and we play poker every weekend next to the biggest lake of our country called Balaton. Anyway, we talked at the next summer we will buy a boat on Balaton, and there will be just guy parties and poker all of summer. After that i re-think this :) Thanks again
@DanaMark (807)
• United States
22 Aug 07
I would not buy a car with a friend. I would want the car all the time and wouldn't want to share it. Also, we would have to figure out who pays the taxes, whose name it is registered in, who buys the insurance. I can see all sorts of difficulties before it is all over. I wouldn't want to try it.
@trickomm (309)
• Hungary
22 Aug 07
we had good plans about this - anyone drived the car he got it with full of patrol and bring back with full of patrol - anything will be wrong, half-half pay the repair - who is broked or crashed the car he will pay all repair cost - the taxes are half too - at our country we can write both of us to the car's paper only one thing was wrong: time. there was a simple rule: i can use the car every second day, my exfriend the other second days... but sometimes i liked to use the car because my girlfriend want to have a little trip because she got freeday from her workplace, but we couldn't go anywhere. my friend told me that's his day. But the car all day parked front of our house, he didnt want to use that day... and i started to be very angry about this