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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-22-2013, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Unfortunately I want to mod my car more

Well I say unfortunately because I am 17, I make 8.25 an hour and a little over $1000 a month after taxes. This is my first car payment so instead of modding it I have kinda been saving to pay it off quick. But I hate the steel wheels. I was thinking to put $200 a month away and after 5-6 months get a nice set of wheels and tires. Instead I could do that and just put that into a payment. I know the smart better thing to do would be pay it off first. But I fear that when college starts I may not be able to mod at all. So I'm not sure what I want to do. Any suggestions?

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Nothing wrong with saving for some wheels while paying off your car.

Given the fact that the economy is in the toilet, at $8.25 you're pulling in the same wage as a lot of adults. Save, get yourself some wheels and enjoy the fruits of your labor. your car payment will be there

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I have to agree with Strato, there's no harm in wanting to climb that ladder to something more, and it's good that you have your priorities. Eat, sleep, work, get those things out of the way, then shovel some money into your car. What's the good of having a sweet car that put you in debt to drive? Focus on paying her off and set a couple of bucks on the side for mods. Good plan.

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Just do what I did... Stop Paying your car payment and buy stuff you want.


HA! NO. DO NOT DO THAT....They Do Actually come take your car and your credit goes to poop!


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This is my problem having a payed off car...


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If you've skipped buying groceries to buy a car part, raise your hand

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Well kmac, at least you're saving money on gas with that XFE, my L61 can be a pig sometimes, especially at $1.35/L Whatever, YOLO.

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Yeah, only doing about thirty because I like to race car too much. Yes, race car is a verb. I gotta check it since I reset after my K&N drop in.

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To stay on topic, you can troll craigslist a little for your area. I got a really good deal on there recently. It's all about opportunity.

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Discount Tire also has some good deals. Granted, I only went 16", but for wheels and tires it was like $700 out the door.

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