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    What should i do?

    I have been thinking alot lately about my life/future.. and thought i would see what you lot think

    as you may have noticed i drive a Vauxhall Astra TwinTop and love it to bits, but am debating weather to buy a house.... the thing is..

    It would mean i would have to sell my car, and go for a typical 2000-2004 Astra

    I would be doing it in Jan. as it will be a year old.. plus will have been at my current job 6 months (so will be secure) [been 4 months this month] and it would mean i would be able to financially afford to buy a house... but should I?


    or should i wait a bit longer till i can afford to do both.. which the time will come...

    NB: im in a good jog (develop software for investment banks in the city)
    BUT: fiancee is only a nursery nurse, so does not get much at the mo.
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    I dont know how old you are but if you are under 25, I would say keep the car and enjoy your youth, plenty of time for settling down later on in life! Especially as you have a good job - enjoy your money :-)
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    i say keep the car!!!!!
    (i wouldnt be able to give up the one fing in my life that keeps me sane!!!!!!)
    have you thought about getting a motorbike, cost u less on fuel, kepp the car for special occasions (or just weeknds)
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    i currently only use the car at weekends anyways... as i commute to work.. no parking in the city + i work in the congestion charge (Tax) zone..
    CAR: 2007 Vaxhall Astra TwinTop 1.8 Design
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    bummer!!
    i F***ing hate public transport!!!!!
    how do u put up with it???
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    You are unlikely to get a great 2nd hand value for it if you sell it in January, even though it is a twintop rather than ragtop, so I'd hold on for a few months more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil-boyGSi View Post
    bummer!!
    i F***ing hate public transport!!!!!
    how do u put up with it???
    its a matter that i have to, and its only 2 stops. (1 stop on 2 trains) so very short Sardined journey.. so not too bad.. but would be quicker in the car...
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    House prices go up and car prices go down, no contest really.
    Tell me what you've done, not what you're going to!

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    Depends on what you want to do. You really should get on the property ladder asap, but on the flip side you havent had your twintop long and realistically your going to loose a fair bit on it having to sell it so soon.

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    im in the same situ. im gonne keep the car though,then get a house. your only young once!!

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