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Re: Keep your old Toyota running....
« Reply #1 on: Jan 26, 2019, 11:33:43 AM »
To think that at one time people did that with just about everything they owned, they also tended to have much more money in savings, now it is toss it out and buy new and most don't have $400 in savings.
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Re: Keep your old Toyota running....
« Reply #2 on: Jan 26, 2019, 02:48:04 PM »
You hit the nail on the head!  Some firm did a nationwide survey to see what amount of money was too much for most people to have to front in an emergency.  $300... thatís it!  If most americans had an emergency expense totaling $300 they didnít think they could cover it
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Re: Keep your old Toyota running....
« Reply #3 on: Feb 24, 2019, 04:40:36 AM »
$300.... ???  :headscratch:   .... Today $300 today would not pay for the 1st 5 minutes in an ER. :shake:

In 2002 I crashed my 85.  Had to be medi-vac'd to a local Scottsdale hospital.  Just the 22-minute helicopter flight was $15,000. :yikes:

I didn't see the ER charges.  :yikes:

Did I have an "emergency fund".... some cash and credit cards that would have covered that emergency.

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Re: Keep your old Toyota running....
« Reply #4 on: Feb 24, 2019, 04:50:50 AM »
Hey Lewis... interesting article.

Keeping an old vehicle running has lots of benefits.

My wife's 2001 Camry has 339,000 miles on it.  No car pay payment for 12 years! Lower auto insurance premium, lower annual license fee.. that's a lot of "savings".  :yesnod:

I have offered to buy her a new car at least for the past 12 years.... she says "No thank you" every time.  :greengrin:  :driving:

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