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    That's cool Metro - I'm not rich by any means. But I've managed to save, save and save. Only to make my wife so freakin' mad. If it were up to her, we'd move to a bigger house every 3 years, to keep up with her fancy-schmancy friends. And not have 2 nickels to rub together at the end of the month.

    I guess my one vice is vehicles. I like'm! Don't have to be new. I do enjoy that Lexus though. But it is WAAAAAY overkill for me. I didn't realize that so much, until I fell in love with the Mirage. I doubt I've wasted all that much money on vehicles, ESPECIALLY compared to others. I usually own vehicles that hold their value, that I manage to find for cheap. We stumbled across a 2009 Toyota Matrix about 4 or 5 years back that we got for $4,000, that was worth about double that back then. I tend to find deals like that. I did buy the Mirage new though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    7miles: I've also never had a new car... probably won't, unless I win the lottery!

    Fanciest car I've owned was no Lexus: 2006 Civic, about a decade ago. 2nd fanciest was probably my 2nd Mirage (the loaded one).
    I haven't watched a Scotty Kilmer clip in months, but these recent posts made me look it up again.

    Scotty's net worth is estimated at $21 million by some sources. In this clip below, he claims to have spent less than $5,500 on his own personal vehicles (50 years of driving).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo_b_oBVxZI

    To be fair, he's not including his wife's cars. He splurged on her. I believe he paid $3,000 for his wife's 2003 Lexus.

    If I won the lottery, I would still drive what I already have. I might buy a new 5' x 10' aluminum utility trailer for my 2011 Forester to tug around. I'd rather have a new tractor than a new car!

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    he claims to have spent less than $5,500 on his own personal vehicles (50 years of driving).
    I've spent less than that (net) on cars in 30 years of driving. But I'm not worth $21 million! What am I doing wrong!?

    ... Must start a shouty YouTube channel ...

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 62.4 mpg (US) ... 26.5 km/L ... 3.8 L/100 km ... 74.9 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    ... Must start a shouty YouTube channel ...
    If you do, be sure to wave your arms a lot.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.6 mpg (US) ... 21.1 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 59.5 mpg (Imp)


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    Sweet Mirage! I also leveled up to a new car recently, a Honda Civic, straight out of the showroom. The upgrade's been awesome. And get this, I had mine brought over from overseas, and A-1 Auto Transport made the whole process super smooth. No dramas, just a shiny new ride at my doorstep. Enjoy the new wheels and tech!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    If I won the lottery, I would still drive what I already have.
    If I won the lottery, I'd wind up in prison in short order...


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2020 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 42.4 mpg (US) ... 18.0 km/L ... 5.5 L/100 km ... 51.0 mpg (Imp)


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