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Old 09-16-2021, 08:37 PM   #1
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I have fading interest with prewar cars even knowing they are dirt cheap its just that i live in a very hilly place and And if anybodys concerned this is why i might not be posting often Im currently thinking about just saving money to get a older muscle and just get a random mondern corolla with a manual for a first car and when im older like 30s Buy a older challenger
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Old 09-16-2021, 09:08 PM   #2
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I have fading interest with prewar cars even knowing they are dirt cheap its just that i live in a very hilly place and And if anybodys concerned this is why i might not be posting often Im currently thinking about just saving money to get a older muscle and just get a random mondern corolla with a manual for a first car and when im older like 30s Buy a older challenger
Okay with me, John
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Old 09-16-2021, 09:16 PM   #3
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I have fading interest with prewar cars even knowing they are dirt cheap its just that i live in a very hilly place and And if anybodys concerned this is why i might not be posting often Im currently thinking about just saving money to get a older muscle and just get a random mondern corolla with a manual for a first car and when im older like 30s Buy a older challenger

Where do you find these dirt cheap prewar cars unless you mean
the Iraqi war.
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Obviously your choice ! Good luck !
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Old 09-16-2021, 10:26 PM   #5
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You have a lifetime ahead of you to own different cars and have fun with them. Don't get too married to the idea you'll pick out a favorite the very first time. Get used cars with life left in them for daily drivers, and learn how to do common maintenance; brakes, plugs, oil changes, etc. Build a set of tools. Put some money in the bank. Those mechanical skills and experience gained will serve you well when you start owning older cars.

And while flashy cars will make you think you'll get more girls, know that I dated my wife to be in a $150 beater compact car. (probably a $1,000 beater car today)
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Where do you find these dirt cheap prewar cars unless you mean
the Iraqi war.
From what i have seen if you do a little more digging Ya could easily get a running example of an A or 40s to 53 ford for under 12k CAD which is prolly under 10k usd But i dont know why T always seem to commend over 15k CAD But never get sold
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You have a lifetime ahead of you to own different cars and have fun with them. Don't get too married to the idea you'll pick out a favorite the very first time. Get used cars with life left in them for daily drivers, and learn how to do common maintenance; brakes, plugs, oil changes, etc. Build a set of tools. Put some money in the bank. Those mechanical skills and experience gained will serve you well when you start owning older cars.

And while flashy cars will make you think you'll get more girls, know that I dated my wife to be in a $150 beater compact car. (probably a $1,000 beater car today)
Yea I guess Ill just save my money I really dont wanna be the idiot who bought a new mustang 29 percent apr at 18 and then lives with debt his whole life
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Old 09-17-2021, 01:50 AM   #8
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I hate to see you go.

You are skipping a great car, now pushing 100 years old and a community of great people.

Only today I took a new member on a Model A tour of 160 miles over hills of some significance and many rural roads which a companion Model A driver had never seen. This is a rare experience in Southern California.

Good luck in whatever choice you make. Hopefully it will be to stay with us.

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Old 09-17-2021, 02:23 AM   #9
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Do you have an after school or weekend job? How are you building up your savings ? .
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Old 09-17-2021, 02:51 AM   #10
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Joined 7/2021 39 posts ?? Not exactly built a “following”…sounds like your interest may have faded quickly. Maybe it will gel
Ok! Bank that money…
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Old 09-17-2021, 04:14 AM   #11
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If you have storage room you could get a Model A engine for peanuts, put it in a stand, pull it apart, see how it works, and see if you can get it to run. These are great engines to learn about mechanics, that's why so many people like them. The Chevrolet manuals of the 30's and 40's are good reading to explain how things work.
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Here are my two penny's worth. Obviously you know your finances and we don't-that being said there are a few 'upgrades' that you can do. Since you live in a 'hilly' area, you can convert to juice brakes or you learn to set your brakes up correctly and drive within their limits. If you want some more speed you can add a high comp head, bigger/more carbs or an overdrive.


Now, you have to do what you deem best for you but I think you would be missing out on a lot of good memories and skills to be learned. The flip side is that a corolla is safer and gets better MPG and is cheaper to own. But, it is boring! How about having both? A daily driver and weekend warrior?


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Old 09-17-2021, 11:45 AM   #13
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From what i have seen if you do a little more digging Ya could easily get a running example of an A or 40s to 53 ford for under 12k CAD which is prolly under 10k usd But i dont know why T always seem to commend over 15k CAD But never get sold

OK, your idea of dirt cheap and mine are way different. Good luck
in what ever you choose.
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Old 09-17-2021, 02:58 PM   #14
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Yea I guess Ill just save my money I really dont wanna be the idiot who bought a new mustang 29 percent apr at 18 and then lives with debt his whole life
Good luck in whatever you do bud. Sounds like you have a plan.

One comment on the 29% interest..... YIKES..... glad I don't live in Canada that is crazy At that kind of money you WOULD stay financially healthy with your present car ownership ideas.

I've been pricing 2022 Mustang GT's. They are expensive no doubt, but you get a lot of car for the money. SO I started hunting around for a 4-5 year old Mustang GT and they aren't much cheaper than a brand new one. Miles vary some have 19,000 miles some have up to 55,000 miles. That and unless you know the guy that owned the car they probably have had the snot beat out of them. Not cheap no matter what route you take.
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Do you have an after school or weekend job? How are you building up your savings ? .
Birthday money and Lunch trading not much of an incom tho
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Good luck in whatever you do bud. Sounds like you have a plan.

One comment on the 29% interest..... YIKES..... glad I don't live in Canada that is crazy At that kind of money you WOULD stay financially healthy with your present car ownership ideas.

I've been pricing 2022 Mustang GT's. They are expensive no doubt, but you get a lot of car for the money. SO I started hunting around for a 4-5 year old Mustang GT and they aren't much cheaper than a brand new one. Miles vary some have 19,000 miles some have up to 55,000 miles. That and unless you know the guy that owned the car they probably have had the snot beat out of them. Not cheap no matter what route you take.
My town is just full of stupid rich kids so they hike the interest since most people in my town cant even manage their own money without their parents
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Old 09-17-2021, 06:28 PM   #17
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When I was a kid, owning a mustang and being able to go fast meant everything. After owning several mustangs and still love them, there is nothing like cruising in a model A. Anybody can drive an old muscle car. Even with a stick shift they are easy to drive. A model A on the other hand, you pretty much don't have to worry about anyone stealing it because they don't know how to start it. And, going 50 to 55 mph in a model A is like a thrill ride.
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Not all Mustangs are fast. My parents had a '73 Mustang convertible with a 3 speed automatic and a 302 V8. It was peppy in 1st gear, but that was it. 2nd and 3rd were boring. Gorgeous looks and fun to put the top down. With all the 1st gen anti pollution stuff it got 13 mpg.

It rusted out.
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Birthday money and Lunch trading not much of an incom tho
Why not seek a part time job maybe in a body shop or car related business. Birthday money doesn’t add up very quickly. If you want enough money to buy a car you’ll have to work for it.
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If you're not happy with the pace in a Model A, you can either pull more horsepower out of it (easy to double it) or learn to slow down and smell the roses (or is that oil fumes?).
I enjoy my A most when I'm in the right frame of mind and happy to get where ever at my own pace and ignore those impatient souls in their fast cars. I'll see them at the next red light anyway.
Just my thoughts but you do what ever you like - it's your money, your life.
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