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#12609855 - 02/04/18 09:28 AM Re: I don't understand kids... [Re: Samsonsworld]
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My 1st car was a nissan 510 hatchback, the driver seat was worn out, so had to replace it with the passenger seat. I loved it, because it gave me FREEDOM!!!!

No offense, but your son seems a bit entitled. Make him get a job and buy a [censored] car. He will love it and treat it better then anything you give to him on a silver platter.

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#12611441 - 02/05/18 08:07 AM Re: I don't understand kids... [Re: Samsonsworld]
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I think times are different. My bro-in-law bought a fixer upper for his step kid. Thought it would be a good way to spend time. That boy never did drive that truck. Walked or hitched a ride instead, all the way through graduation.

His job is school and sports. If he quits sports, he gets a job. That's our deal. Until then, I foot the bill.

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#12613003 - 02/06/18 04:27 AM Re: I don't understand kids... [Re: Samsonsworld]
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I would have thought that was pretty awesome when I was 16.

I had regular cab trucks til I got my dad's old truck as a senior in college, which was an extended cab work truck Silverado. Didn't have a crew cab til I bought my own several years later. As an adult, I need the extra space. As a kid, it was nice to only have 2 seats so I didn't have to be chauffer when 4 or 5 kids all wanted to go somewhere. I threw my baseball gear in the bed and drove my regular cab S-10 all over the state and loved it, and it cost less than a third of what that one does.

Originally Posted By: Samsonsworld
I think times are different. My bro-in-law bought a fixer upper for his step kid. Thought it would be a good way to spend time. That boy never did drive that truck. Walked or hitched a ride instead, all the way through graduation.
That's a freaking sad story man...dad trying to do something nice with his kid and the kid doesn't even spare the time to be a part of it...
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#12613265 - 02/06/18 08:54 AM Re: I don't understand kids... [Re: Samsonsworld]
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Originally Posted By: Samsonsworld


His job is school and sports. If he quits sports, he gets a job. That's our deal. Until then, I foot the bill.


Well then you better hop to it and get that 4 door truck with no lift, better ask what color, interior and sound system he wants as well. God knows he should never suffer the disappointment of a free truck that isn't exactly what he wants. eeks

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#12613340 - 02/06/18 09:39 AM Re: I don't understand kids... [Re: Samsonsworld]
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White, gray, maroon or black. Gray or black ineterior. And I've already been looking at that too! I'm thinking Kenwood deck with navigation, PPI amps, MBQuart Z-series components and dual 10" subs. Everything a growing boy needs. grin

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#12613645 - 02/06/18 12:27 PM Re: I don't understand kids... [Re: Samsonsworld]
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The kid ought to be grateful just to get a vehicle. I had to drive the family vehicle until I was a senior in college. Fortunately I was the oldest so I did not have to compete with siblings for a while. By the time I did my dad bought a car for the kids to share. My first car was a Mercury Capri that I paid cash for myself.
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#12614800 - 02/07/18 04:26 AM Re: I don't understand kids... [Re: Samsonsworld]
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Side note - If my son "shot me down" on a vehicle I was trying to buy him, I'd let him walk around until he was begging me for anything with 4 wheels and a gas tank.
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#12614876 - 02/07/18 07:14 AM Re: I don't understand kids... [Re: Samsonsworld]
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I told him he could have a Honda Fit. It has 4 doors.

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#12615306 - 02/07/18 11:22 AM Re: I don't understand kids... [Re: Samsonsworld]
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Originally Posted By: Samsonsworld
I think times are different. My bro-in-law bought a fixer upper for his step kid. Thought it would be a good way to spend time. That boy never did drive that truck. Walked or hitched a ride instead, all the way through graduation.

His job is school and sports. If he quits sports, he gets a job. That's our deal. Until then, I foot the bill.


Don't feel bad, back in 2004 right before I got married, my soon to be wife's daughter total her used 1996 Saturn SC-1 (it were a very nice clean car, taking care of by the previous owner). For her graduation (2004), I offer to buy her a new 2004 Saturn Ion, but she didn't want a 4 door car. Her mother end up buying her a very used 1996 Oldmobile Cutlass. In like 2014, my step daughter told me she should have taking my offer.

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#12615477 - 02/07/18 12:41 PM Re: I don't understand kids... [Re: riverrat88]
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Originally Posted By: riverrat88
Originally Posted By: Samsonsworld
I think times are different. My bro-in-law bought a fixer upper for his step kid. Thought it would be a good way to spend time. That boy never did drive that truck. Walked or hitched a ride instead, all the way through graduation.

His job is school and sports. If he quits sports, he gets a job. That's our deal. Until then, I foot the bill.


Don't feel bad, back in 2004 right before I got married, my soon to be wife's daughter total her used 1996 Saturn SC-1 (it were a very nice clean car, taking care of by the previous owner). For her graduation (2004), I offer to buy her a new 2004 Saturn Ion, but she didn't want a 4 door car. Her mother end up buying her a very used 1996 Oldmobile Cutlass. In like 2014, my step daughter told me she should have taking my offer.
from what I have heard from Saturn owners that I have known she was better off with the Olds
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#12617461 - 02/08/18 02:38 PM Re: I don't understand kids... [Re: Samsonsworld]
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My first car was a 1977 Ford Fairmont 2dr that was handed down to my mom, then me. I beat the living hell out of that car, replaced the motor when I burned it up and beat on it some more. When I tore it up beyond repair, next was a '78 caprice classic. When I tore that up I had to start buying my own, and I learned to take care of stuff shortly there after.

As for kids ragging on prospective vehicles, I agree with the view that they might be feeling a bit entitled. My kid, as of right now, will have the choice of my '71 C10 pickup (decent but old truck), or the Jeep Cherokee I'm getting ready to redneck out. If she doesn't like either of those, she can walk or hitch rides. I certainly will not be paying $30k for a vehicle for her, ever. But as soon as mine starts driving, she'll have some kind of job or she won't have money to buy gas or insurance.
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#12629900 - 02/15/18 03:26 PM Re: I don't understand kids... [Re: Samsonsworld]
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Well, adding another ecoboost to the stable, 2017 2.7L extended cab 2wd this time. Supposed to pick it up Saturday.




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#12632648 - 02/17/18 08:35 AM Re: I don't understand kids... [Re: Samsonsworld]
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#12633465 - 02/17/18 08:09 PM Re: I don't understand kids... [Re: Samsonsworld]
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400 miles, 75mph except through towns... 22.6 mpg

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#12634086 - 02/18/18 12:22 PM Re: I don't understand kids... [Re: Samsonsworld]
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Originally Posted By: Samsonsworld
400 miles, 75mph except through towns... 22.6 mpg

That is easily 10mpg BETTER than my 2016 Tundra 5.7L 4x4.
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