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I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25120 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting Kaibutsu:" I just emailed 6 people off of craigslist asking about the car they had listed. Some of them seemed like ... [snip!] ... I figured I better ask them all to make sure. I hope at least one of them is still available and not a down payment price. -__-"

Not sure what area you live in, but where I am at, there are about 10 car lots within walking distance of my house. I didn't buy off of craigslist, but went to the car lot to shop for my car(s).

Kaibutsu 1 child; Virginia 3525 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting I♡C.:" Not sure what area you live in, but where I am at, there are about 10 car lots within walking distance of my house. I didn't buy off of craigslist, but went to the car lot to shop for my car(s)."


I live in a shit town lol. The only two car lots really close (but not walking distance) have shit owners who sell crappy cars.



ETA: The ones I emailed were dealers.

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting I♡C.:" Because I only pay about $550 per month because of lot rent being an additional $500 on top of that. I can't afford more then $1050 per month, really."


you OWN it and then pay RENT on top of that? doesnt make sense...



also, theres no way it should take someone 10 years to pay off 70k, that's just insane! but as long as you're comfortable and making your payments i guess that's alll that matters. i personally would just have it paid off in well under 5 years, very easily. just our monthly rent is over $4,000 a month.

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25120 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" you OWN it and then pay RENT on top of that? doesnt make sense... also, theres no way it should take ... [snip!] ... i personally would just have it paid off in well under 5 years, very easily. just our monthly rent is over $4,000 a month."

The trailer is on a lot in which I rent. The house itself, which is mobile, I am paying for (I own it). So put the two together, $1050 per month.

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25120 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" you OWN it and then pay RENT on top of that? doesnt make sense... also, theres no way it should take ... [snip!] ... i personally would just have it paid off in well under 5 years, very easily. just our monthly rent is over $4,000 a month."

You also live in an expensive area and probably make more per hour or something. The going rate for a decent apartment here is $800-900ish and for a smaller house $1000-1200, bigger house (5+bedroom) $1200-1500.

Kaibutsu 1 child; Virginia 3525 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" you OWN it and then pay RENT on top of that? doesnt make sense... also, theres no way it should take ... [snip!] ... i personally would just have it paid off in well under 5 years, very easily. just our monthly rent is over $4,000 a month."


HOLY crap! Our rent is 285. O_O SO doesn't even make 4000 a month.

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25120 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting Kaibutsu:" HOLY crap! Our rent is 285. O_O SO doesn't even make 4000 a month."

We don't either. DH works two jobs and I work one job so that's 3 jobs combined and we only bring in $2,800 or so which isn't much in the state of CO.



EDIT: So for our house alone to cost 1050, that's a lot for us.

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7272 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" how do you fit 4 kids in that??? oh right, you dont... I have a brand new Acura MDX. I have 2 kids and plenty of room. its an amazing vehicle. look into them."



the saturn is our shared work car so i dont have to fit all the kids in it. I have an alero that i use when SO is at work and theres 3 kids in the back one in front. Then we have a suburban for when we ALL go somewhere & to use in the snow