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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Trennaa, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. Trennaa

    Trennaa Active Member

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    I've been thinking about this a LOT lately.. Lets face it.. Roughly 80% of us car owners (JC Forums) are honest, full time workers on a 9-5/5 day week.l for one am STRUGGLING like hell to modify the VR.

    For those of you that have larger rims 17's or higher, lowered with some engine **** done.. how did you do it? Bigger Loan?
     
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    bangers New Member

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    piece by piece and saving.
     
  3. yZoH

    yZoH //There Ain't No Rest For The Wicked...

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    Hmm how so? I own my car fully, I paid for everything on my car, An i did it mostly when I was working part time & school, or working. Now that i'm doing nothing (still looking for work) I'm barely doing anything.

    When i was working I was lucky to be getting $250 a week clear, an still doing stuff....
    You sacrifice things like going out, an buying useless **** you don't need, You save up an buy stuff you want/need.

    Cheers
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  4. VStooDie4

    VStooDie4 Rubber should be punished

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    I know the feeling, i barely cover the cost of fuel. Let alone car mods, the most ive been doing lately is keeping the girl running well.
     
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    KingDiamond New Member

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    I second VStooDie4


    Just the basics for me, just did an oil change and replaced the brake pads.
     
  6. Trennaa

    Trennaa Active Member

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    Yes, but im sure im like everyone else.. with bills, and repayments?
     
  7. Lumps of cheese

    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    I'm married with two kids.
    My wife hasn't worked for three years.
    We have a mortage.
    I take anywhere from $650-900 depending on overtime.
    It can be done, like biggles said, it's all about saving.
    We have a budget drawn up on excel which is an excellent way to map things out in advance, i found that since starting that about 18 months ago we seem to be able to do things to the commy here and there but it's become alot harder with rising fuel prices.
     
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    vh-holden New Member

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    i'm different. my vs is dead stock (except for the stereo) which makes it unique compared to a lot of commodores.
     
  9. minux

    minux Infidel Bear

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    Cash only, spending money you dont have on mods is wasting money you will never see.
     
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    GLD-086 New Member

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    I'll be straight up and honest...

    I haven't worked in almost 2 years. (I'm 20 and live with my parents, but I do alot around the house)

    My car was brought for me and alot of the mods are paid by my parents.

    I don't like discussing about how and why I have my car and the mods it's got, because I feel like a backstabbing prick to society, knowing there are hardworking souls out there, that don't have no where near as nice of a car, as what I have.
     
  11. VStooDie4

    VStooDie4 Rubber should be punished

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    I must admit, i do get annoyed that i work my guts out for a car that isnt as nice as some when others have everything paid for them. But i work hard for it and in a way that gives satisfaction. I guess its also jelousy, if someone else would pay for your stuff would you refuse?
     
  12. azkwazere

    azkwazere Ahhh Yes, Ahhh Yes....

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    IM the same, i work 3 jobs and really struggle to find any money at all to put on my baby, i got loan repayments and phone bills.... plus fuel. It crap. However, with all things in mind, i have started saving for my dream to come true, the 5-Speed manual box on my loungre room for is gonna get some Bloody use... Operation :M: is under way, $1200 and its done.

    aZk.
     
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    i put some money away into an account every week. then when i have enough for a mod that i want, i use that money. i did start putting $100 a week away but now my financial circumstances have change it has brought it down to $50 a week. with $100 a week that is $5200 a year. even with $50 a week thats $2600 a year. just gotta be patient mate you'll get there.
     
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    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    Good luck to you mate, at least your honest!
    You wouldn't be the first person to gain help from your parents to have a pride and joy.
    You can bet your bottom dollar that i'll be there to spend spend spend when my boys are doing the car thing!
     
  15. jules

    jules we like the bun

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    i will take time off work to do work on my car. i spend too much money but then i save by not having it serviced :)

    i don't do mods i just like keeping her run right. which she doesn't...
     
  16. Garth

    Garth Your guess is as good as mine...... Staff Member

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    i can start work from 4am in the morning upto a 6pm finish, depending on what moood im in, im lucky in the sence i earn a heap of cash it can adverage anywhere from 1000 a week upto the 1700 mark, take home after tax figure, depending on how many hour's i do

    i have the luxuray of a work vehicle, and a holden barina.

    during apprenticeship all i could do was dodgy stuff up, make things work and try my hardest to keep the car running. im amazing half of the time it's still around to this day.

    but i prioritized the things i was gonna do, i.e. what is more important, a motor, a gearbox or a decent braking system. so ofcourse brakes are important. so it was done first, i would do research first, find out exactly what i needed, i would take trips to wreckers take photo's so i knew exactly what i was looking at on different versions, and i would make a educated guess from there. i wouldnt atempt to do something unlease i had all the bits i needed on hand,i.e. all the tools, and all the parts, along with a backup plan if something went wrong.

    that is how i did it, it takes time, gradual saving,it's all it takes

    but the most importand peice of advice i could prob give, is dont be afraid to ask someone a question, no mater how dumb it may sound, could save you heaps of dollars in the end
    cheers
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    vkberlina VK Madman

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    When I first bought my VK & started modding it, I worked 2 jobs doing around 70 hours a week, saved and threw every last cent at the car.
    Now Im just doing a 9-5 and still throwing money at it, saving is the best option, although I have had moment s of weakness where I have had a short term dip into my homeloan redraw to buy an engine and other things for the car when i havent had the cash available.

    cheers
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    Thanks mate.

    Once I get a job, I want my next car to be fully paid and modded, out of my own money.:)
     
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    My car is on a loan $200 a month for the next two and a half years. Everytime i've looked at mods something has needed replacing. Save your money do your research if you know what you want look around to get the best price. During that time you will save more
     

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