Originally Posted by kluken
Impressive that someone of your age has such a level head with solid plan for their future. Kudos to you, live for you not your friends.
Thanks, peer pressure can be tricky. It would be fun to have a fast car but they are just so expensive if you are picky. I figure I will pick up a fast toy once my career is actually started and I am on my feet. Hard to explain to parents why I am still living at home with a corvette sitting out front. Plus, how do you explain that to a girl? "Why yes I have an awesome fast car. We can go back to my uh parents house and watch tv.." Yeah....
Originally Posted by climber07
Indeed, at that age I was only concerned with how to skimp on eating so that I could afford beer and motorcycle insurance for my crotch rocket.
Yeah... I am facing that dilemma now. Do I want a crotch rocket (CBR600 or R6). Fun? Yes. Recurring cost each month? Yes. Decisions.. decisions..
Originally Posted by Hopinater
Agreed. I only wish I was that mature at that age. I didn't hit that level until I was around 28 (at least).
When I was in high school, one of my teachers pushed us to start investing early. Figured even small amounts can help. My parents have this parenting technique of "If you want it, you earn it." I wrecked my first car, purchased each one on my own ever since. Been through 4 now. You learn that if you want something bad enough, you will work for it. Granted, they will help us but we pay them back.
Originally Posted by Mike Butny
I'm 44 and I will hit that level after I order my 3rd sub
Haha! Just one more... I don't need two PSA's but you have to live a little. My best friend went and saw a financial advisor. She told him that for right now, make sure your car payment doesn't exceed one week's pay check. Hikes!! You could have 50% of your income tied up in a car! Been there, done that. Not a fan.
Originally Posted by basshead81
Skip the C6(unless Z06) and get a C5 Z06!! Still my favorite Vette to date next to the C6Z. Should be able to pick up a clean Electron Blue C5Z in the low 20's. Nice plan you have going, not something your hear most 20yr olds talk about!
Here is a pic of my 2002 1SC Z28. Just turned 18,000 miles. I just finished up installing a set of CNC ported LS6 Z06 heads, Fast 92 intake, and Comp Camshaft earlier this year. Also installed a set of BMR lowering springs and currently doing some suspension work to aid in getting the new found power to the ground! Should be north of 500hp which is nothing earth shattering these days but in a 3280lb car it moves out decently.
Man, it is hard to find a C6Z for under $35K. After taxes and registration, it will be closer to $40K. That is 20% down on a $200K house! My brother really pushes the C5Z, you can find them for about $18K if you look hard enough. They are beautiful cars, the arctic white is just perfect.
Wow! Nice Z28! It looks very clean! Incredibly low miles as well. My brother had a 02' Z28 that dynoed 406RWHP. It wasn't nearly as clean as your car but that thing would get up and move. We went by a deputy one day running 100 plus wide open, practically had open headers. Deputy gets behind us, the plate didn't match the car. We were both beyond shocked that we didn't get stopped. Good ol days...
I recently made the mistake of buying a '13 Charger RT with 21K miles. Dealership was like "Yeah we can get you in this car" I basically replied with "Where do I sign? Give me the keys!" Couple months later, realized I made the biggest impulse purchase of the year. Luckily I went to school with the sales manager's daughter. So he really helped me out when I sold it. I do miss the car though...
Hey, you are up in Fort Wayne! I am down on the south side of Indianapolis.
Ok, sorry admins! Way off topic...