HOUSE OR CAR: The age-old question......
I wasn't real sure where to post this thread, but finally decided that really it was an off topic discussion. I'd like to pose a question to other members but let me start by explaining my situation. I'm a 26yr old, single, Ford nut, who has been a member of the Forums for about two years & started working two jobs just over a year ago for one singular purpose: to buy a new BA XR8 ute. Cars are SO important to me, & it seems to me that outside of my family/friends my Ford (whichever one I've owned at the time) has always been the most important thing in my life!!! I've never had too much money to spend, I started with two old Escorts, then an XF, & then finally about 4 years ago I finally bought my first really nice one: a modified ED Futura, pictures of which can be seen in My Gallery. The problem is this: almost a year ago I sold the ED back to the guy I bought it from as part of chasing the new dream leaving me with no car. Now I've saved almost 20K through bloody hard work & I'm being advised that I should buy real estate. Working two jobs certainly makes you appreciate the hard slog required to save up serious cash, & I certainly don't want to throw my money away, BUT I NEED A NICE CAR!!!!!! I'm sick to death of gettin lifts with friends. I want to be able to take girls out in a REAL car instead of borrowing the parents'. I want all the freedoms & joys back that I had with the ED, plus the reliability/warranty, wow factor & sheer joy that would come with a new car that no-one else has owned. Real estate bores me, I find it extemely confusing & stressful trying to find out information on it. So basically what would you do??? I realise I have the opportunity to maybe set myself up a bit here by going the real estate option but I don't know how much longer my sanity will prevail if I don't get a nice car!!! I'm really interested in hearing everyones opinions on this. How many of you would say 'carpe diem' & get that bright shiny new ute to see out their 20's with, despite the fact it was going to take 3-5 years of hard slog to pay it back. How many of you would say 'I can wait' & get the house, keeping in mind that any one of us could be hit by a bus tomorrow!?! Is there any amongst you who have made the decision already (either one) & wish that you had done things differently? It would help greatly if you could take the time in your response to explain your own situation, & what brings you to your opinion considering mine.
FORDS FOREVER, STUFF THE HOLDENS!!!!