Okay so a lot of good points where made about debt in this thread. And I personally probably won't ever buy a new car because most of the cars I want, most of my dream cars, will depreciate to 20-30K or maybe even less by the time I would even consider picking up something like that which is probably 3-5 years after college. But here's the thread:
And you can already imagine. It's a guy arguing the point of why his co-worker (who is also a car guy) went out and bought a car he liked, while a frugal non-car guy keeps arguing how pointless and idiotic that was.
Some people just don't like or care for cars. I get it. No problem. But some people do like and have a passion for cars. People like this little idiot in this old ass thread need to realize that. "Why do people feel like they "deserve" nice things" it's not like you should live above your means. sh*t, most people who buy their dream cars figure out ways to afford it and not take a hit. Often some car guys have their spending priorities geared towards cars and have modest houses/apartments and live modest lives outside of their cars because its all they feel they want/need. And then this guy is acting like the Subbie owner didn't already drive a crappy used car which I'm sure he did. And is also acting like he couldn't afford the monthly payments which again I'm sure he could.
So I'm not advocating racking up a big pile of debt trying to live a wild ass lifestyle but you shouldn't have it in your head that you should never treat yourself or that the far future that you may or may not be saving your dreams for is promised. You could die tomorrow. You could get a life debilitating or threatening disease right before retirement. Quite a life then huh? People don't realize that anything can happen UNTIL IT DOES. I likely might have macular degeneration and could be without the most crucial part of my eyesight in 20 years. Better enjoy life now. No it doesn't mean make retarded financial decisions. But it means enjoy life.
Anyway, another point. People often confuse car guys with people who buy nice cars just because they can. It's not the same thing. As pretentious as that sounds, it's not. It's very different. I feel like a lot of people look down on car guys who go out of the way and buy nicer guys the same way they do those who want to make a statement or show of their wealth and it's a shame.