MIL Should I sell the car or keep it when going in?

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  1. JoeMayo

    JoeMayo New Member

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    I'm going to be enlisting in the AF around the end of the year and need to know what I should do. My car is paid off but I've been thinking about selling just to have a good amount of money when I go in. Car is a 2003 Mustang Cobra and we'll it's my fun toy. So wondering just keep it and go in and you'll be fine or go ahead and sell it and buy one a few years in?

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  2. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Keep it, life would suck without a car after you are done with basic and tech school. Once you are at permanent party your free time is yours, a car makes life a lot more enjoyable. Keeps you from becoming a barracks rat.
     
  3. scottiemac

    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    Keep it. If it's already paid off, you'll be ahead of everyone else.
     
  4. JoeMayo

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    I have a good bit of money saved up also. Just thought with selling the car and going in with around 20k I could buy a house or something I dunno..
     
  5. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    But then you will have to purchase a car to travel to and fro. I would much rather put money into a house each month, that has a chance to appreciate in value, than in car that will automatically depreciate.

    keep your car, finance a house, live the dream.
     
  6. JoeMayo

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    I'm leaning on keeping it. There is a kid at work that is also joining the AF that is planning on buying it in a month. Waiting on dad to co-sign blah blah heard it all so we'll see.. If he doesn't buy it then I'll keep it and throw some parts on it!..
     
  7. jmx2323

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    unless your married you wont be able to live off base for a while, so you wont need to worry about buying a house
     
  8. JoeMayo

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    True isn't it e-4 above?
    I guess it will be cool to be the only tech student with a ride.. Most of them here at Keesler walk,ride bus..
     
  9. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Mustang :mamoru:
     
  10. TRN

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    Keep it
     
  11. tunes

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    sell it and buy a bike
     

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