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Old 13-01-2010, 06:52 PM
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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?
Mid life crisis is when someone tells you you're too old to be driving a car like that.........
Stuff'em.I'm just the wrong side of 50 and been driving muscle cars since I was 18 years old.
I couldn't give a rats arse about what anyone else thinks.
Its a way of life.
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Old 13-01-2010, 10:41 PM
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Hmmmm. Tough decision for you.
Although as a relatively newly single guy again it's not that hard a decision to make.
Like it was said earlier, it will depend on who's dream house it is gonna be.
If it is your partner's (and I assume that's a she) then she will try and convince you it's the right thing to do.
That's all well and good while you are a couple and have dependent kids)
(I don't believe in the concept of marriage anymore in case you haven't guessed already)
I now believe that the pipedream of "forever together" is a mystical made up concept.
I have become selfish.
I want what I want and I want it now.
No "partner" of mine will ever tell me that "we can't afford your dream car" again "cos I want a dreamhouse"
Life is very short and our toys are what sometimes give us the ability to soldier on, regardless of how hard we have to work to keep them.
So I say NO to selling your car!!























If however the house is YOUR dream home, forget everything I said and Go for it
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Old 14-01-2010, 07:53 AM
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Stuff'em.I'm just the wrong side of 50 and been driving muscle cars since I was 18 years old.
I couldn't give a rats arse about what anyone else thinks.
Its a way of life.
Even though I also am just on the wrong side of 50 there's no way I feel like its a mid life crisis. People might see you in that nice car and judge you, but they don't know you've had a thing for cars all your life. A mid life crisis to me is the guy who has never had an interest in cars and then goes out and buys himself a little sports car to try and impress the chicky babes. What's a car guy supposed to do when he gets older. Forget about cars and stay home and grow roses? I DON'T THINK SO!.. I wonder if Chev makes Gophers.
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Old 14-01-2010, 09:06 AM
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Like it was said earlier, it will depend on who's dream house it is gonna be.
If it is your partner's (and I assume that's a she) then she will try and convince you it's the right thing to do.
My partner is completely against me selling the 68.

She would love to see it used as the lead car at our wedding, there could even be some colour coordinating of the bridesmaid dresses to match the car. (silver/orange)

We've decided as much as we 'both' love the house, we are going to concentrate on paying down a bit of personal debt first, then when we get back from U.S trip later in the year look at getting into a new place again.
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Old 14-01-2010, 09:59 AM
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..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.

I thought a mid-life crisis was when you could finally afford the car you have craved since you where a boy!
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Even though I also am just on the wrong side of 50 there's no way I feel like its a mid life crisis. People might see you in that nice car and judge you, but they don't know you've had a thing for cars all your life. A mid life crisis to me is the guy who has never had an interest in cars and then goes out and buys himself a little sports car to try and impress the chicky babes. What's a car guy supposed to do when he gets older. Forget about cars and stay home and grow roses? I DON'T THINK SO!.. I wonder if Chev makes Gophers.
Yep, but maybe our lifes are just plain crisis right from the get go..
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Old 14-01-2010, 11:24 AM
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We've decided as much as we 'both' love the house, we are going to concentrate on paying down a bit of personal debt first, then when we get back from U.S trip later in the year look at getting into a new place again.

Don't go to the US as that will knock some of that debt on the head!

I would sell my Camaro if it was required. We have a nice 'home' (more than a house) that just needs a shed (and that's coming, albiet slowly). Cars come a go for me, I have had well over 30 and will always have something on the go. If the Camaro was sold, well, i'd just wait until the funds came up and look for another. I'ts neither here nor there for me...

Our home will always come first though, hence why the Camaro project has been rather neglected for a good while now
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Old 14-01-2010, 11:43 AM
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Our home will always come first though, hence why the Camaro project has been rather neglected for a good while now
Thats what ya tell the missus any way hey Mitch, the Shed is coming for the cars not storage i hope!
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Thats what ya tell the missus any way hey Mitch, the Shed is coming for the cars not storage i hope!
Just got off the phone to the council as the builder called and said they still haven't heard back from the council after or little 'height issue discussion' and the farkers have no record of it!! Needless to say... I WENT OFF AT HIM.

They are now going to review my application once more and get back to me.. They probably can it altogether now after my heated little moment
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Part of the reason i'm looking for a house with the shed/pool already done.
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..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.
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I thought a mid-life crisis was when you could finally afford the car you have craved since you where a boy!
Exactly! It's no damn crisis.
In fact, it's the complete opposite of a crisis!

Hanging from a rope.. Now, I think that would be some sort of crisis.
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