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Help me set a clown straight!

Which option best describes your situation?

  • Option 1

    Votes: 14 8.4%
  • Option 2

    Votes: 12 7.2%
  • Option 3

    Votes: 24 14.4%
  • Option 4

    Votes: 77 46.1%
  • Option 5

    Votes: 40 24.0%

  • Total voters
    167

I drive a VL Commodore

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So I have been tossing this theory around for a while. Got on to it again today discussing with my 15 year old mate who's dead set on a 20k+ loan for a VY SS Commodore for his first car when he's got his apprenticeship.

I reckon a very high percentage of blokes' first cars get wrecked or otherwise irreparably damaged, more so than older people's cars.

Lets be honest most of us here had/have a bit of a go with our first cars and many of them met grief as a result. So I'd like people to vote on how their first car came to its' demise or otherwise. Leave the debate about hooning and speeding and other assorted bullshit at the door, I just want some numbers to get this clown out of his Commodore wet dream and buy a shitbox like most blokes starting out do. :D

Please place your vote according to which scenario best fits your first car:

OPTION 1:
"My first car was confiscated or wrecked in an accident as a result of either speeding, other hoon activity or my own inexperience."

OPTION 2:
"My first car was involved in an accident not my fault, or was stolen and not recovered/damaged beyond repair."

OPTION 3:
My first car's life ended due to mechanical failure and was parted out, sold to a wreckers, is rotting in the backyard etc."

OPTION 4:
"I sold/traded/gave away/ etc my first car without major accident damage or mechanical fault."

OPTION 5:
"I still drive my first car."

Cheers.:thumbsup:
 

vlv8vic

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option 4 but i still think your mate is a ******** for taking a loan on a car. even worse being an apprentice.
 

badaz

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Option 4 for me, I have to agree with vlv8vic your mate is nuts getting a loan. I think he would be better off getting a cheap car for at least 12 months and learn to drive with traffic.
 

nicko

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your mate is a douche. Just let him do it and watch him fail hardcore. Even if he pays the car off he will be 30 with no money and a clapped out vy.
 

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a SS commodore isnt the wisest choice for a first car.

Even though my first car was a $500 bomb, it went well but no way in hell did i feel safe in it. i think something cheap reliable with safety options like airbags and abs is the smartest move. its up to him.
 

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i'll say option 5 at the moment, im not driving it, but its still registered and i may drive it at some stage in the next month or so before i start stripping it.

it was involved in one accident, which was due to inexperience/oncoming ******** driver, not a result of me "hooning". i repaired the car, and continued to drive it.
 

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My first car got pinched a week before I was going to use it as trade in on my second car.

I've owned 4 cars now... and each one I've paid cash... no loads... and i would never consider taking out such a massive loan on a first car.
 

nicko

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borrow money to make money.
 

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I think it is a bit rich to make the outrageous statement that you believe a very high percentage of blokes' first cars get wrecked or otherwise irreparably damaged. Also that most here have given their cars a bit of a go - utter rubbish. Obviously in your world that is the case, but not everyone lives in your world. I can think of many young guys and indeed men who took great pride in their first and subsequent vehicles driving them sensibly from day one.

I wonder if the op, who owns a VL, is a bit jealous that someone younger aspires to own a better model than him? Given you are calling him a clown without just cause because the lad has a dream of owing something nice. Obviously if he is undertaking an apprenticeship he has his head screwed on right in that he is establishing a trade for himself. You are making assumptions clearly based on your own actions as to how he will treat his car.

Maybe you are the clown here :)
 
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