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Do You Own Your Own Vehicle
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Posted 7/18/12
So how many of you guys own your own vehicle. Like the Title is in your name.
& you are NOT borrowing your husbands/wife. Parents/Friends or anyone else.

I don't know how it works overseas since I'm in the States.

Owning a car has its pros & its cons but I can honestly say that Owning one is great. Since asking to use someone Else's car is such a bother
Posted 7/18/12
It made me twice as lazy.

Seriously. You'll definitely get a lot more lazy once you get a car, there's no escape from this.
Posted 7/18/12
I agree, I won't even walk to the park anymore. When it's across my street. I blame the heat usually but it's really just me.
Posted 7/18/12
i will when I'm 16-17, i don't really need one at the moment
Posted 7/18/12
I don't own one yet and not sure if I really want one anymore. I rather purchase another bike again than a car. If I do change my mind, I still want to buy a Rolls Royce Phantom or a Plymouth Fury, just like the one from the movie Christine.
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30 / F / Europe
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Yeah I own a BMW. It's the first really in my name. It -definitely- makes me more lazy, and sloth is already my worst vice, but it is so much more convenient for a lot of things. For example, if I want to go and buy something, even if it's nearby I don't have to carry big things. The big thing though is not having to rely on anyone else. True independence! Or something like that.
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Posted 7/18/12
yeah, an Acura RL~ great car, almost 200k miles
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30 / M / Las Vegas
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Some cities, in fact, most cities in the United States lack sufficient public transportation system, and it pretty much requires you to own a car, new to almost dead.

I own a car, and always have since I was 18 years old sheer due to necessity.
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27 / F / tennessee
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Posted 7/18/12
i have my own car ^_^

it was given to me right before i started college. i was very lucky
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29 / M / Gotham City
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I own my own car, it's a lot of maintenance to properly care for, but it does make life a lot more convenient.
Posted 7/18/12
Yeah, I actually can't think of life without my big ass truck. Well unless we all had horses and covered wagons still. Then I couldn't imagine life without a horse, hat and revolver on my hip.
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29 / M / I wish I was in J...
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I own my car, 1992 Mazda Miata, Silver. Condtion...running pretty well considering its age. The soft top is wearing away and I've had to patch some holes and the paint is peeling and faded in some spots....but it's a fun and reliable car.
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37 / F / Virginia, US
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My first car was a 1989 Daihatsu Charade - I don't think this manufacturer lasted long in the states. I rolled the car 7 times and my passengers and I all walked away from the wreckage unharmed (except shaken up). Awesome little car that I still had two payments on when it went to the scrap yard. But even after rolling it, it still started and was driven a mile home where it finally died...

Second car was a 1993 Ford Thunderbird - Bought used, but she was my baby! V8 - Midnight blue with gray leather interior - power everything and a moon roof. At about 200k miles it started having engine and electrical issues though, so I had to think of something new. A tree fell on it, and it was later sold for scrap.

Third car - 1999 Nissan Sentra. It was power nothing pretty much - about as plain jane as you can get, but I bought it brand new at $13k.
With a cassette tape player and windows you have to roll up and doors that only lock if you push it down before you get out. This car is now retired, but still runs and gets used on occasion. Great vehicle - have only replaced the water pump, and now it needs an altenator, but for being 13 years old that is not bad at all. And did I mention it looks purple (eventhough the color is supposedly slate gray)?

Fourth car - 2006 Ford Escape. Bought used, but I finally moved up to an SUV - well a small one, but still I would never go back to a car again! This vehicle is forest green, gray leather interior, 4-wheel drive, power everything with the moon roof and 6-disc cd changer. Not to mention, I can haul stuff if I need to and I don't feel invisible like I am riding on the ground. Has excellent traction in snow and rain. Currently due for inspection this month and needs new brakes and a battery, but at 78k miles, it is probably about time for that anyways.

Currently, the Nissan is in my name only. The Escape and my husbands 2011 Ford F-150 are in both of our names. I have never had a car given to me, and have bought, taken care of and insured all my vehicles by working my tail off.
Posted 7/18/12
Yup. Cowboy-ass Ford truck.
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24 / F / Midwest
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Posted 7/18/12
I've got my trusty 2001 Hyundai Sonata. Bought it for cheap and my daddy fixed it for me ^_^

I refuse to ask for rides so I bought a car but I wish I could live somewhere I could use a bike.

I guess us country folk have no choice but to get these toxic pieces of metal.

Although my insurance is super high. I paid for it in cash, I have no credit (perfect credit in my opinion), I am under 21, I am a first time owner, a female, go to college out of state, park in a parking lot overnight, first time insurance buyer, my parents have a different insurance, I drive too much, my car is too old....etc.

The insurance almost made me take my car back to the salesman. So many penalties for someone who has taken drivers' ed, never had an accident, and isn't even driving her car because she is away from home.

I really want to own a motorcycle some day.
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