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And the apps that promise this stuff do indeed do that.
It's a rap site (with a capital 'C'), but it's up and running. It'll then take you all year to get it working right, but that's not their problem: you've invested time in getting that far, so you'll probably continue.
It's like all the "Learn ABC in XYZ days!!!" books out there: useless piles of steaming canine excrement for anything outside the narrow scope of the document. But they sell to the lazy and stupid...who then think they are master coders when they close the book.
You looking for sympathy?
You'll find it in the dictionary, between sympathomimetic and sympatric
(Page 1788, if it helps)
What started as a knocking sound coming from the top end of the wifes car engine has resulted in me buying her a new car! And I'm not even at home at the moment... The deposit was paid today over the phone, they are shipping it up from London, should be here next week, just in time for me to get home and sign the paperwork. pre-registered pre-spec'd model, saves waiting for 3 months and get some discount.
Needless to say she is running around in my car at the moment, guaranteed to be no fuel in it when I get home as well.
The rewards better be worth it for the considerable future!
The dealer also then started to tease me when I said I need to come and see him anyway to start planning for my change in a years time. (need to catch the correct order slots etc.) He said "oh we have a cracking car in at the moment that is right up your street", had a hunch what it might have been and sure as Sh!t I am convinced he must be able to read my mind when he told me. Must resit.
Not quite, a spanking new E63 that burns its weight in fuel each day.
However, with having to stump up money for her car and with the uncertainty with what is going to happen work wise, I think I will just have to wait until next year. Add to that the kids want to do Florida next year (well more like the wife promised them next year), that will also break the bank.
Is this worth it ? As I drive a lot, I have already contemplated this option, but never bothered to really calculate if it is worth it (I mean from the money point of view, for I understand it saves you the hassle of reselling, handling, etc...)
I think words like 'destiny' are a way of trying to find order where none exists. - Christian Graus
Entropy isn't what it used to.
What you are ultimately doing is gambling against future value. With the car industry so fickle nowadays, high end models typically get a refresh every 2 years and a new release every 4 years. This can have a big impact on resell value. Get the timings wrong and you could also be stuck with a car for longer than planned as you try to offload it privately or give in to poor trade in value.
Also, take it before the warranty period and if you want piece of mind you would need to take out extended warranties which can be over £1000 per year. My M3 extended warranty was £1200 per annum. I didn't bother with one for the RS4 and just before I sold it, the cam tensioner failed and the repair bill was £5K, but Audi UK gave a 50% contribution as goodwill considering the low mileage of the car and wouldn't have expected this compontent failure in that duration.
Add to this the technology involved nowadays, there is very little the end user can do to cars without diagnostic equipment and speacialist tools.
Based on this factors and the benefit of getting a new car every 3 years I certainly plan to take my next one on the same option. This was the first time I have ever leased and happy with how the numbers stack up. Taking the lease option gave me a ~£7000 dealer contribution of the effective price which as you can imagine makes a big difference. Looking at the market and taking into account anothr year to go, the final payment should I wish to retain the car is higher than the car value, so it doesn't make sense to retain.
As for the wifes car, the lease option there also includes 3 years free servicing (i.e. the lease duration) and a dealer contribution.
Is having a shiny new car every couple years worth being the sucker who always ends up taking the biggest loss as the car gets old (as an investment new cars have a return only slightly worse than dead Nigerian princesses bank accounts). If you do, leasing can be more predictable in cost than buying/selling; but you end up taking on a different set of risks. If you run into cashflow problems in the future, you can generally hold onto a car you've paid for a few years longer than planned to avoid having a car payment. With a lease you're shackled onto the monthly payment treadmill indefinitely. Also, at least in the US, leases have maximum mileage caps (typically 10-12k/year for the advertised price) and nasty surcharges when you return the car for going over. If you end up driving more than expected you could end up having to not use the car at all for some months at the end of the lease or pay a penalty that ends up eating the monthly difference between leasing and buying several times over.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
I lost an XP VM so am having to reinstall and the XP disk I have is XP Pro SP2 which I bought in ?2009? and so have it installed and an trying to do updates and it errors out. WTF uSoft just because it's 5 or so years old and probablky 2000 updates behind and ou don't support anymore? I mean!
God I hate fresh installs but once there done I love them.
Have you ever just looked at someone and knew the wheel was turning but the hamster was dead?
Trying to understand the behavior of some people is like trying to smell the color 9.