MIL owning 2 cars while in the AirForce?

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  1. NisAznMonk

    NisAznMonk New Member

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    I LOVE cars and I want to buy another one pretty soon. My question is that a smart move? I own a toyota truck right now (magazine article is on www.innovativerides.com ) and I plan on picking up a VERY nice Lexus coupe. The problem is.... should I? I don't know what its like owning 2 cars while in the airforce. Could anyone shed some light into it?
     
  2. dew

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    your in the AIR FORCE, LOL
     
  3. scottiemac

    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    main question is can you afford it? what rank are you?
     
  4. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    NO, save your money. Don't piss you rmoney away right now, save it and you will love yourself in 20 years.
     
  5. NisAznMonk

    NisAznMonk New Member

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    I'm not in yet. I leave for bootcamp may 23rd and will go in as an E-3 because of my college credit hours. I have no real comprehension what any of that means, but I wasn't sure if it would be a problem having 2 cars with me in the airforce.
     
  6. Jeg1983

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    It wont be a problem, but you are not making a whole lot of money as an E3
     
  7. smokie700

    smokie700 right near da beach, Boiiiii

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    that and if you get stationed overseas you can only ship 1 vehicle. Actually I think the military will only ever pay to ship 1 vehicle. You will never need to have 2 vehicles as a single airman. Save your money
     
  8. NisAznMonk

    NisAznMonk New Member

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    storage and parking won't be a big deal? I'm not buying a new car by any means. I'll probably only owe maybe $6000 by the time bootcamp is done with.
     
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    smokie700 right near da beach, Boiiiii

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    You just beat me. and yes a motorcycle is considerd household item as long as fluids are drained.
     
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    Hell no.

    Why don't you just save the money for now. It makes no sense what so ever to purchase another vehicle.
     
  11. Accord

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    If you're gonna buy another car, at least buy an American one.
     
  12. NisAznMonk

    NisAznMonk New Member

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    So whats wrong with Lexus? I wouldn't doubt its not made somewhere in the USA.

    To everyone: would it be just easier to sell what I have? I'd probably just go learn how to ride a scooter and use that. :)
     
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    Not a smart idea....evreytime you move.....you have to pay to ship that other vehicle. The farther you go....the more do-re-me your going to be shelling out.
     
  14. DCM

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    I would wait at LEAST until you are settled in good somewhere before you even think about getting another vehicle. At least that way you'll know all the specifics, and whether or not it will be more of a PITA than it's worth.
     
  15. Ozner

    Ozner Offical TSL OP Leghumper

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    I had no cars when i joined the airforce. Now i have a 1994 Jeep Cherokee and a 2002 Mitsu Lancer. The jeep is for a DD and the lancer is for off-base highway driving cause it gets good gas. The jeep is fully paid off and the Lancer has a loan so i coulds start bulding my credit. Its just a matter of your financial status. Also I wouldn't get another car till after tech school. Let alone till you have time to shop around and actaully look for a car or come across a good deal. Both of my cars i got WAY below trade in value because the people were gettin deployed and they just didn't want to deal with the car. Got the jeep for 1,800 and the lancer for 7g flat-- all she wanted is for me to pay off her loan.
     
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    NisAznMonk New Member

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    How would I find those types of deals?
     
  17. smokie700

    smokie700 right near da beach, Boiiiii

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    base resell lot
     
  18. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    it's bullshit how other branches promote people into the military at E3 because of college credits.

    that is all.
     
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    MrRyan Gary Johnson 2016 OT Supporter

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    Holy random post batman.
     
  20. Jeg1983

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    I thought marines did that also :dunno:

    Is that not how accord is going in an E3
     
  21. Ozner

    Ozner Offical TSL OP Leghumper

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    Lemon Lot on base. People you work with.
     
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    They don't, you cannot enlist any higher than an E-2 PFC. The only way to get LCpl E-3 is by graduating bootcamp as the company/series(?) honorman and even then it's at the discretion of the drill instructors on whether you should be promoted to E-3 or not and that's only one or so out of a few hundred some odd other recruits.

    I'm going in as an E-2 PFC (once I earn the title of course) because i've got 18 credits.
     
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    :squint: No. :hsugh: :o
     
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    Sorry to hear that. Maybe you should have taken AP courses in highschool and graduated early?
     
  25. Ozner

    Ozner Offical TSL OP Leghumper

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    Wow if your joining the military with that attitude you better get your shit together before you go. In the military we are all equal. :hsugh: :mamoru:
     

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