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post #1 of 12 Old 05-13-2017, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys. So I got my first Avalon last Thursday because my family is growing and I wanted something super safe but still elegant (and something that wouldn't make me car poor). I love the 2017 Avalon Touring and have some plans down the road for her. Just got the windows tinted and planing on getting some wheels and lowering it just a tiny bit to make it sit right, don't like the large gaps in the wheel wells that all cars have.
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That is super nice! What is car poor? As long as you have the thing you need for your daily then you don't need super cars that will impress other people for no reason. When I had my 2003 camry I couldn't give a flip and now a 2013 venza and still don't care. I went through 2 camry(2001 & 2003) 1 acura(2006) 1 lexus(2007) before choosing my venza(2013). That is not when I got the cars but the car yr, now its not as luxurious or anything like the lexus but I like it and it won't make me broke. Stop trying to impress people because there not the one paying your bills lol. Some people always try to live above there means and when they go broke they can't afford it which would impact your credit and everything you worked for because they would repo your car. Not a fun process so I don't try to live above what I cant afford.
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That is super nice! What is car poor? As long as you have the thing you need for your daily then you don't need super cars that will impress other people for no reason. When I had my 2003 camry I couldn't give a flip and now a 2013 venza and still don't care. I went through 2 camry(2001 & 2003) 1 acura(2006) 1 lexus(2007) before choosing my venza(2013). That is not when I got the cars but the car yr, now its not as luxurious or anything like the lexus but I like it and it won't make me broke. Stop trying to impress people because there not the one paying your bills lol. Some people always try to live above there means and when they go broke they can't afford it which would impact your credit and everything you worked for because they would repo your car. Not a fun process so I don't try to live above what I cant afford.
Sounds like you have a pretty good idea of what car-poor is. Car-poor is not necessarily buying a vehicle above your means so it gets repo'ed. Generally, it's when you buy an expensive vehicle that takes you right to your max, so you don't have money to do other things that people would generally say are normal things to do/buy. A drastic example of this would be you can't afford groceries because you paid your car payment and you don't have enough money left over. Another phrase is "house-poor", which is when you buy a house right at your means-limit, so you can't afford to do other stuff, such as furnish the house, etc.
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Sounds like you have a pretty good idea of what car-poor is. Car-poor is not necessarily buying a vehicle above your means so it gets repo'ed. Generally, it's when you buy an expensive vehicle that takes you right to your max, so you don't have money to do other things that people would generally say are normal things to do/buy. A drastic example of this would be you can't afford groceries because you paid your car payment and you don't have enough money left over. Another phrase is "house-poor", which is when you buy a house right at your means-limit, so you can't afford to do other stuff, such as furnish the house, etc.
Was trying to play with it . I put 600 or 700 towards my venza and still have plenty left over even with other expenses even though they were asking me 450 at the start.
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Was trying to play with it . I put 600 or 700 towards my venza and still have plenty left over even with other expenses even though they were asking me 450 at the start.
Haha, I was thinking, "Man, he asked what it was and then described it pretty spot-on!!!"

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Hi guys. So I got my first Avalon last Thursday because my family is growing and I wanted something super safe but still elegant (and something that wouldn't make me car poor). I love the 2017 Avalon Touring and have some plans down the road for her. Just got the windows tinted and planing on getting some wheels and lowering it just a tiny bit to make it sit right, don't like the large gaps in the wheel wells that all cars have.
Beautiful car Gopi. I love the color. Enjoy!

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