fully agree with you.Yea I drive an old car. Have had it for years, everything works and it runs. That's good enough for me.
So many guys, so many people I know fall into the car trap. Every year or two it's time for a new car! Like their old one is just not good enough any more. Even though their old one is way newer and nicer than my old one. They sometimes gloat and brag about their cars but it doesn't phase me. In the next breath they're griping about their insurance and car payment.
Toys can wait. If you can't delay gratification then I can almost guarantee you'll never be successful. If the car doesn't seem cheap to you, don't buy it. If you have 10k your car should be 1-2k, not 10k.
I just hate seeing it. Guys go down this road of ever escalating one-upmanship. Part of it is arrogance and ego but the worst of it is the almost lusting for the status and dominance that car provides. Because nothing screams insecure quite like having a car you have to work a hated job to afford. The sidewalker walks on the increasing debt treadmill until it's an all consuming void.
I live in a country where "image" is so important.
which means you see guys leasing 120K cars, while they earn 3000$ a month. and then what happens? they have the nice cars, but they cannot afford good restaurants, they take their lunch with them to work. I have dated guys like these, and they never made it to the boyfriend stage. They buy these cars to attract "beautiful women" and "high status women", but as you said, nothing screams as insecure as someone driving this type of car and immediately getting scared when the woman is used to dining in nice restaurants. Of course they lose both ways in this case; they lost money and time in their 8-10h jobs, and they didn't even get a quality woman.
but at least they have the car now (sarcasm)
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