Helped nephew buy his first car: The experience


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I also the whole day yesterday driving around (I did almost 130 miles) helping my cousins son buy his first car. The kid has been doing research since last six months and it reached its climax last weekend when he decided to actually make the purchase.

The kid worked very hard and graduated from one of the best institutes in the US, UT Austin. He got his bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering and landed a job a month ago. He was just waiting for his first pay check so that he could buy the car on his own.

Buying the first car is always something you remember for the rest of your life, including all the finer details. I was happy to be part of that process. During our tour we also had some fun trying out the Porsche 911 parked at the dealership with a price tag of 70,000 slightly used. We of course were not thinking of buying anything close to this. :p

The first car for many is a jaunty jalopy but not for him. He had a grand plan and a car which any new graduate would be proud to own as the first one. Having started at 10:30 in the morning, we ended up getting a beauty in the process and got back home at 7:30 PM.

As soon as we got home and his mom and sis saw the car we went for a spin and he was so generous, he offered me the keys with his mom (my cousin) sitting next to me and him in the back. I thought I got a kick in the butt when I stepped on the gas. LOL! He said this one does 0-60 in 4.6 seconds! I believed him. Its an 08 model with just over 8000 miles on it. Looking at the car it would be easy to fool anyone that it was new. Scratch-less and still smelling and looking like a new car. It made a quiet a dent in his pocket :D

Here is the link to the exact car we picked up.

The jaunty jalopy


This link may not work after Monday since the dealership will remove it as it is sold so also posted the pictures which would stay with the thread.
 

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335i Twin Turbo straight 6...Mmmmm nice going for a first car...

TripleX they gor for about £30, 000 upwards here depending on engine size. Base start at 3ltr, then 3.25 the 3.35 ltr
 

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That is one beautiful car Quad, :nod: I hope your nephew will have lots of pleasure driving it. :D
 
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Yeah fantastic car. However over here it would cost a fortune to run


Petrol wise at moment is 1.0209 at cheapest

rediculous
 

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TriplexDread said:
Yeah fantastic car. However over here it would cost a fortune to run


Petrol wise at moment is 1.0209 at cheapest

rediculous

Here in the Houston area it is $2.20 and for him it would cost about 11 cents per mile on average if we take 20 miles to a gallon on average for the car. His driving would be like 50 miles a day on the average a month = $165 a month. As for maintenance he bought the car which included package up front for 6 years/100,000 miles. All he will need to spend is on wiper blades and tires, the rest is included.
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That sure is a nice car! 0-60 in 4.6 seconds? :eek:

I'd love to get a car like that one day, it would be so much fun to drive :D
 
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That’s a nice one. One problem the steering wheel is on the wrong side::D
 

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Quadophile said:
Here in the Houston area it is $2.20 and for him it would cost about 11 cents per mile on average if we take 20 miles to a gallon on average for the car. His driving would be like 50 miles a day on the average a month = $165 a month. As for maintenance he bought the car which included package up front for 6 years/100,000 miles. All he will need to spend is on wiper blades and tires, the rest is included.
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5.10 GBP

=

8.13675 USD

We are paying somewhere around the above for juice at the moment. Its not too bad as it is only four times what you are paying.

Nice car.

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My uncle lives in Canada and he moans at times abotu the price's of fuel over there.

68cents a litre hmmmmm

thats like 32pence ish?
 

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