Most you ever paid for a car (used or new)

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Most you ever paid for a car (used or new)

Post by ClutchFork » Sat May 04, 2019 9:49 pm

Curious how much people spend on cars. The most I ever paid is $10,500 for a 1992 Ford Aerostar with 19,000 miles in 1994 for wife.

What I paid for my cars over the years (all used unless otherwise noted):

2001 S10: $2000 in 2017

2008 Mazda 5: $3500 in 2017

PAST CARS I NO LONGER HAVE

1999 Plymouth Voyager: #2300 (in 2014 (guess)

1997 Ford Escort: $3500 in 2014 (guess)

2001 Ranger Pickup: $3500 in 2012 (guess)

2005 Mountaineer: $7500 (guessing, but around there) in 2012 (guess)

1995 F150: $9200 in 1999

1992 Aerostar: $10,500 in 1994

1985 Pontiac Bonneville: $3000 (guessing, but around there) in 1993

1984 F150 brand new: $8400 in 1984

1977 F100 brand new: $3500 in 1977

1963 Chevy Biscayne: FREE from grandfather in 1977

1971 Ford Custom: $100 or there abouts, parents old car, in 1975

1964 Dodge Dart: FREE from other grandfather in 1975

But I blew it on motorhomes paying $15,000 for a 1990 in 2001, $21,000 for a 1998 in 2006, and $25,000 for a 2000 in 2007.
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Re: Most you ever paid for a car (used or new)

Post by tankinbeans » Sun May 05, 2019 12:12 am

Not counting leases because those are hard to quantify, I'd have to say the Focus ST at $22,5 and change IIRC.
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Re: Most you ever paid for a car (used or new)

Post by watkins » Sun May 05, 2019 8:08 am

That would be the nearly $40k for the JL last year, and thats not really even for me. I think I paid around $10k for my first car back in '07
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Re: Most you ever paid for a car (used or new)

Post by AHTOXA » Sun May 05, 2019 3:25 pm

38,500 for new 2016 F150
40,000ish for my current 2019 4Runner.
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Re: Most you ever paid for a car (used or new)

Post by potownrob » Tue May 07, 2019 2:24 am

tankinbeans wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 12:12 am
Not counting leases because those are hard to quantify, I'd have to say the Focus ST at $22,5 and change IIRC.
contrary to some popular beliefs, you CAN get screwed on a lease on a sub $30k car. the car in question, details of the lease deal, and the lessee shall all go unnamed. :)
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Re: Most you ever paid for a car (used or new)

Post by Rope-Pusher » Tue May 07, 2019 9:15 pm

potownrob wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 2:24 am
tankinbeans wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 12:12 am
Not counting leases because those are hard to quantify, I'd have to say the Focus ST at $22,5 and change IIRC.
contrary to some popular beliefs, you CAN get screwed on a lease on a sub $30k car. the car in question, details of the lease deal, and the lessee shall all go unnamed. :)
I think there are MORE ways to get screwed on a lease. They can play with new vs residual value, interest rate, down payment, up-front fees, number of months, allowable miles, fees for extra miles, tail-end fees, ....
it can be a lot more difficult to compare one lease offer from another, so it's more difficult to know which stealership is screwing you harder.
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Re: Most you ever paid for a car (used or new)

Post by wannabe87 » Sat May 25, 2019 4:01 am

I dunno.

Definitely less than 10k.

The white spirit was my parents, drove it while learning to drive
The grey spirit was actually made of rust, bought in Ohio
The green Tercel and the white Tercel ...one was found by my uncle

The escort I got from grandpa.

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Re: Most you ever paid for a car (used or new)

Post by Rope-Pusher » Tue May 28, 2019 9:32 pm

wannabe87 wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:01 am

The grey spirit was actually made of rust, bought in Ohio
Hey, if you make 'em from rust, you can advertise that they will never deteriorate, right?

I told a friend that I was going to open a used car lot that catered to Blind drivers. I would sell them rusty cars and they wouldn't know or care.

She thought I was a rotten SOB for planning to take advantage of blind drivers.

I axed her "How many Blind drivers do you know?"

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My friend at work could squeeze a penny until Lincoln cried "Uncle!"

He rarely spent money on vehicles. Then, the cancer hit. He went and bought a year-old Amish Plymouth Breeze for $12k, so his wife could drive it and he could turn her car into an ice racer. He went and bought a Ram pick-m-up for $23k and put a cap on it so he could take his wife on a trip to Alaska. Then he went "down South" somewhere and bought an experienced Miata for $10k. All purchased within 1 year. He fingered it was more than he had previously paid for all his cars up until then. Yeah, the throat cancer eventually got him, but you could never get him to admit it was his 50 years of cigaret smoking that caused the cancer. "They haven't proved that smoking causes Cancer!"
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