Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Harrisburg, PA USA
Spending A LOT on a vehicle.
The last car you bought. What percentage of your annual income was the price of the car. considering a truck that is almost 1/3 of mine. I'm looking at making a serious upgrade in my work truck. My 2004 Hemi quad cab Ram was $24k new, it's got 72k miles on it. I'm lookin at getting a deisel possibly this week. It's got 24K miles and is about $30k, which is about $15k less than new, and 24k miles is basically nothin on this truck. It MUCH nicer truck, and way better for my work, pulling a trailer most the time. So I can justify the expence. Especially since my payment won't change. But it's a freakin lot of money. I could almost buy my dream car, a used Viper for $30k. I never thought I'd spend this kind of money on a truck. But it is a work expense, justifiable, and would be darn nice to have. I can afford it, but there's always that hesitation before signing away that kind of cash.
anyone else buy an expensive vehicle that need a bit of creative justification?