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I treated myself to a Classic Mini, (Ok two of them!) For smile to miles, the best money I've spent in years!
Life is too short, my father spent some of his pension on his dream Bentley on his 65th Birthday, he only got to drive it for 6 months. I am sure had he known his time was so short he would have bought it years before.
Toys are the reward for achievement enjoy them when your young enough an fit enough
I had a Morgan at the age of 21 I was the youngest member in the Morgan Sports car club
I had a look at one last week and something has happens I have aged and I could not get out the car once I was in it ?????
The memories last longer then the price paid which is forgotten
enjoy it now if you can afford it
Learn Change and Adapt ?????
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Similar to you I was in service and same as you ex lads dying off. As you said in your earlier post, by the time your 60 you've had your best years and another 15 years hopefully to enjoy yourself with your savings and assets. Youve got to have an exit strategy plan as time waits for no man. The University leaving town last year was the decider for me. I've had the 'Eureka' moment and made certain decisions and plans for the houses. People think they're going to live forever and have the same health in their 70's.Very few people do.
Start planning your exit strategy,obviously trying to avoid paying as little tax as possible but sometimes having to bite the bullet.
As I'm in my 30s, I'd go with another property and maybe finance a car. I may sound a bit old school, but new things wear out pretty quickly. Experience what counts. Take a Lamborghini on a test drive, or rent it for a week and enjoy. Then give it back to the owner. Wasting cash on material things is, well, just a waste. My opinion Good luck with whatever you will decide.
TV adverts creates false imagery and a desire in us
Then we collude together to spend on that stuff and then compare notes
Its a fix by the advertising industry. The constant branding of merchandise to create desire
Its all in our mind though . So we pay for a badge
But hats off to them off, they are very good at it and make their money from us suckers
I saw someone I know who works in a bar
He had the name `Jack Wills` across his chest on the top he wore in massive letters 4 inches high
I had no idea who Jack Wills was so I asked .
Its a clothing brand he explained along with a look that said - how could you possibly not know that
How much I asked . £80 but I got it for £40 he proudly said . He earns £10 an hour in a bar
So 4 hours work pulling pints to get that . I bought 4 T shirts for £8
His top and my top both do the same job though.
Advertising had created an illusion for him and he had fallen under its spell
That`s just one of the reasons I sit one side of the bar and he stands on the other side
Its hard to break out of the illusion created by our westernised consumerist culture
Freedom was always my goal .
A 32K car would have delayed my freedom by a couple of years maybe
And now I have my freedom a 32K car still doesn`t appeal.
I think I am missing a gene
Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com
Stick to your standard car but when you want a fancy one, hire it from Turo - Much more choice and far cheaper than your standard car rental company as you are renting from actual owners. I've used it a few times abroad but never in the UK yet!
I too am into cars and went through the same dilemma you are going through. The dilemma comes and goes but I found the two routes don't have to be mutually exclusive. With websites like this, you can do it as much as you like, try out different cars until the itch goes away!