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Old 12-01-2010, 04:06 PM
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Would you sell project to buy your dream house?

No fxcking way!

I have a house, I have a mortgage but I still have my dream and my passion.

Selling my car would be like selling my soul.
..and I'd be bored sh!tless.
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:10 PM
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Would you sell project to buy your dream house?

No fxcking way!

I have a house, I have a mortgage but I still have my dream and my passion.

Selling my car would be like selling my soul.
..and I'd be bored sh!tless.
Was waiting for that response Steve
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:13 PM
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:25 PM
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Would you sell project to buy your dream house?

No fxcking way!

I have a house, I have a mortgage but I still have my dream and my passion.

Selling my car would be like selling my soul.
..and I'd be bored sh!tless.
would never sell my cars for a house either........you can't drive/race your house
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:38 PM
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Some times thing just don't work out the way we thought they would, I would say sell it, as others have said there will be plenty of other opportunities.

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Old 12-01-2010, 06:15 PM
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I sold my beloved HQ Monaro GTS coupe after 9 years ownership to buy a dream house.A year later I went out looking for a new toy..........and there it was; bum to bum on ramps with another HQ coupe in a go-fast car yard with about 4000 miles added to the clock.I bought it back and kept it a few years more.As someone else said- real estate comes first-and then cars are easy to buy.

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Old 12-01-2010, 06:32 PM
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For me, nah, not yet anyway...

I'm about my toys more than the roof to house them at the moment. Pretty much use my poxy little unit just to crash in, coz out & about enjoying life with the fun stuff Plus I'm on a mission with my car. It's been neglected for so long, I'm going to bring it to a better place (no matter how much is fights me ). So will be with me for a year or two yet.

Funnily enough, I'm in the market for a new place to live with my chick - However the prerequisite is a garage to fit the Chev, which is causing some issues, but I'm not giving in.

That said, for those with famlilies etc, I can see the importance of a 'dream' house. But at the moment I'd find the extra $$ elsewhere, and keep my tightly budgeted $500/month car fund for just that

Good luck mate. Just go with your instinct - Always works for me!
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Old 13-01-2010, 01:21 AM
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well it is only a camaro..............if it was a mopar NO WAY...........

(that'll get the cheb guys talking)
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Old 13-01-2010, 03:42 AM
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At this stage in my life no way... Plus I would probably need to sell 10 camaros to fund my dream house...
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Old 13-01-2010, 03:53 AM
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throw them the keys ,
the house will buy the car later , the car wont buy the house
so the story goes ...
sold my beloved EH in the 80,s to buy a house ,
put the same attention to detail for cars into the house , renovated
sold brought a better house renovated sold renovated sold ( 10 times )
and actually enjoyed the attention to detail needed to renovate well
sold the house to buy a start a business , which brought a house
sold the house to buy a second business / which 2 businesses brought a kick ass house , then turned the big 40 / and hit MAN O pause , mid life crisis
which all of the above brought in the last year 10 cars a workshop for them ,and the necessary shed fit out in 6 months
MORAL OF THE STORY
sell the car and buy the house , its what adults do
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Old 13-01-2010, 07:07 AM
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Personally I really think it matters on how much you actually have had input in your car, e.g.
1. bought the car complete and had to tidy a few things to get it rego`d...I`d sell it no worries as you will find another one...
2. As I have, built this car from the chassis up and fitted EVERY nut and bolt and a squillion hours so far, no chance of selling it for a house , you can`t just BUY this sort of car and your tastes have been stamped in every idea, it no longer is just a car but a huge part of your lifestyle( or lack of it due to spending ). If my family was in severe financial/medical trouble that`s what Id sell the car for personally, not for another soulless asset.
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Old 13-01-2010, 08:06 AM
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i had to sell my Camaro because i didn't have any room to keep it anymore... but if i had the room there is no way i would sell it to get a bigger house or dream home.
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Old 13-01-2010, 08:11 AM
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A very personal thing and something only you can decide on. If I knew I could build another car in a nice huge garage and at the same time have a nice place for kids to grow up I think I would sell. Not an easy thing to do when you know every nut and bolt of your car and had input into every aspect of its buildup. If your young enough and financial enough, go for it.
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Old 13-01-2010, 02:24 PM
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sell the car and buy the house , its what adults do
God damn Brett, you sound like my mother!
I'm not sure I see what is so "adult" about the decision to sell a dream car for a dream home. Getting financial priorities in order is one thing, however, I think this is about what your passion in life really is, and would I be considered immature to say that my dream is not a fancy house?

..and now that I'm just about 40, I can't wait to be convicted of having a mid-life crisis for driving a classic car that I've owned since I was 22.

Mid life crisis.. Seriously, what is that?
C'mon Brett, you're just buying the cars you love.. It's not a crisis.
That silly way of thinking will have every one believing you're buying big V8s to make up for your manhood too.
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Old 13-01-2010, 02:29 PM
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Even those of us who would never sell even if it meant living is some sh1tbox all know that our cars aren't investments.

Damn if any one of you saw just how much i have spent on mine and what I still have to spend and what I could sell it for you would think what the F is this guy doing....

Bottom line as many have said it is about personal choice. I don't see my car as an investment to trade in and out of as my financial needs require. For me my car is a lifelong passion and I would sacrifice other things inc a house to hold on to that.

Again it is a completely personal thing.

Now Ray don't call my wife, as she would sell the camaro in a heartbeat to buy her dream home over looking the beach......
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