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    Would you rather have a nice house or nice cars(s)

    If you had to choose that is.

    We have a nice house in an affluent neighborhood, but one of our vehicles is ten yrs old, and isn't the prettiest thing to look at. My oldest seems to be embrarassed by it, but you know what I tell him? ''Shaddup, it's paidfor''

    He basically thinks we are poor b/c we ride around in a ten yro vehicle. Teens

    I asked him if poor people live in a 3500 SQFT house in a nice neighborhood. Hence my poll question....
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    Re: Would you rather have a nice house or nice cars(s)

    given that i commute to work, a reliable car is more important. my house isn't bad by any means, but it needs some work that i am trying to save up enough money to do.

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    Re: Would you rather have a nice house or nice cars(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    If you had to choose that is.

    We have a nice house in an affluent neighborhood, but one of our vehicles is ten yrs old, and isn't the prettiest thing to look at. My oldest seems to be embrarassed by it, but you know what I tell him? ''Shaddup, it's paidfor''

    He basically thinks we are poor b/c we ride around in a ten yro vehicle. Teens

    I asked him if poor people live in a 3500 SQFT house in a nice neighborhood. Hence my poll question....
    since I spend much more time in my house than I do in my car...a nice house is more important. car? as long as it gets me from A to B I couldn't care less. I am not out to impress anyone.

    My house is 3000 sq ft with a pool out back. all of my cars are at least 7 years old.
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    Re: Would you rather have a nice house or nice cars(s)

    I'd rather have a nice, reliable and fuel efficient vehicle (or 3 - like we do now . . .) and live in an ok neighborhood. . . like we do now. Well - technically we're without a neighborhood seeing as how our only neighbor is a lone house across the street.

    Affluent neighborhoods tend to come with tiny lots, obnoxious nosy neighbors and the like - not always - but in my experience this is how it tends to go.
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    Re: Would you rather have a nice house or nice cars(s)

    Let's say a reliable vehicle (as mine is) just cosmetically kinda ugly. LOL

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    Re: Would you rather have a nice house or nice cars(s)

    I really don't care, I'm not out to impress anyone. I have a nice house, don't live in a neighborhood, my closest neighbor is 1/2 mile away (we have 10 acres) and just bought two new cars this year, but couldn't care less what anyone thinks.
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    Re: Would you rather have a nice house or nice cars(s)

    I can't really answer that question. I won't sacrifice efficiency, safety, and necessity by selecting a fancy car over a solid, well-built home in a good area, but I'm not going to buy an exorbitant house and leave myself in a vehicle that is unreliable and unsafe. If my car is reliable, safe, and runs well then I'm happy. If my house is secure, well-built, and located in a low-crime area then I'm happy. If the extra living room is the difference between me having a good car or driving a rust bucket then we'll skip the extra living room. And if the H3 is the difference between a privacy fence and full exposure of my home I'll downgrade to the Ford Escape.

    So I guess what I'm saying is I fully intend to keep both needs in mind when I make decisions regarding either item, so as to avoid a situation where I must choose. Then again, "nice" to me is enough room for my future family, low crime, and double-ovens, which I can get for a pretty damn good price down here, so I won't have to worry too much about that kind of sacrifice.
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    Re: Would you rather have a nice house or nice cars(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    Let's say a reliable vehicle (as mine is) just cosmetically kinda ugly. LOL
    LOL - I finally bought a van that could carry the whole family. A Mazda5. Even though it's new it's ugly as sin - I don't like it at all but it's fuel efficient and gets the job done. Now - my old and long gone Camero - that was pretty. My husband's GTO is looking good. . . but in need of a new paint job. Our most reliable one is a Nissan Sentra that's older than my kids. LOL - but it still packs on the miles like a good ole workhorse. I've had it repainted once - going from a cop-eye-catching black and chrome makeover to a nice blue that goes undetected it seems.

    The money I've 'saved' by living in a sub-standard home has been put towards renovating the home. We bought it at 87K and now it's a snazzy 130K and climbing . . . we are the affluent neighbors
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    Re: Would you rather have a nice house or nice cars(s)

    I'd be happy with an average house because I'm not materialistic with most things, but I'm a car guy. I want one of these.Would you rather have a nice house or nice cars(s)-ford-gt40-red-spf-3-jpg
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    Re: Would you rather have a nice house or nice cars(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    If you had to choose that is.

    We have a nice house in an affluent neighborhood, but one of our vehicles is ten yrs old, and isn't the prettiest thing to look at. My oldest seems to be embrarassed by it, but you know what I tell him? ''Shaddup, it's paidfor''

    He basically thinks we are poor b/c we ride around in a ten yro vehicle. Teens

    I asked him if poor people live in a 3500 SQFT house in a nice neighborhood. Hence my poll question....
    In the spirit of the question, I chose nice house. That doesn't mean McMansion, it means nice and well-kept in a decent neighborhood. Age of the home is irrelevant. Could be 50 yrs old, but as long as it is well-kept and in a decent neighborhood, it qualifies as a nice house.

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