"New baby forces sale"

"New baby forces sale"

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darkcat

Original Poster:

2,316 posts

133 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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Why?

Why do I see this so much?
Why does a man feel compelled to sell the car hes saved up for years for when a baby is due?



My assumption is that these are weak males.

(Just to clear this up, this bit ^^^ is a joke...)



Edited by darkcat on Friday 28th December 09:45

Davel

8,864 posts

221 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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Maybe it should read 'Wife' forces sale!

BFG TERRANO

2,145 posts

111 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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Some cars really aren't practical for a baby seat, pram and all the other crap needed.

I have a 3 year old and 1 of our cars is a 3 door hatch. Trust me, its not easy!

Chris Peacock

815 posts

171 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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Do you have kids?........


They force you to do alot of stuff..........selling your car is another matter though.....


Agreed OP.

rehab71

3,358 posts

153 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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Well I guess not everyone can afford to run a two seater and a another as well etc

soad

30,775 posts

139 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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I imagine the person crying while their baby holds a gun to their head and makes them sell their car... biggrin
 

6fire

406 posts

114 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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Priorities change. Having wedge tied up in metal when there is suddenly something more important in your life can seem foolish. But they'll probably regret the decision and within 12 months be looking for a stupid estate - Audi RS6, or Merc C32 or something...

Fwiw I gave up bikes completely voluntarily when we had our first. My wife was concerned that I would resent it and tried to talk me into keeping at least one of them, but not a bit of it - I've replaced the bikes with a (slightly) more practical classic car instead.

darkcat

Original Poster:

2,316 posts

133 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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BFG TERRANO said:
Some cars really aren't practical for a baby seat, pram and all the other crap needed.

I have a 3 year old and 1 of our cars is a 3 door hatch. Trust me, its not easy!
Indeed - but 99% of the sales i see, theres a generic people-shifer on the same driveway.

Bill

44,328 posts

218 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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BFG TERRANO said:
Some cars really aren't practical for a baby seat, pram and all the other crap needed.

I have a 3 year old and 1 of our cars is a 3 door hatch. Trust me, its not easy!
And you might not want puke on your P&J, or have the money for everything you need plus the car.

ryanjohnstott

1,498 posts

101 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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Is it not cheaper to leave wife/kids and pay maintenance? wink

Jasandjules

65,743 posts

192 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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Can't afford to run it, tax, insure and pay the loan on it? So get rid to free up cash for nappies.

rijmij99

423 posts

124 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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i've seen people selling perfectly sensible 4 door saloons being sold under that excuse, i've also run 2 door hot hatches with a 1 and 3 year old. granted i have a cmax now but only cos i got it cheap

darkcat

Original Poster:

2,316 posts

133 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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OY - WOMAN - NO.


BFG TERRANO

2,145 posts

111 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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All of the above plus, depending on situation of course your a wage down, or at least seriously reduced while their off on maternity leave. I'm lucky having my own car and a company car and my wife has a Eco mobile for the everyday stuff.

If your only car is an MX5 or 3 door golf gti for example it suddenly becomes completely impractical.

E500 TAT

316 posts

162 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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ryanjohnstott said:
Is it not cheaper to leave wife/kids and pay maintenance? wink
beer

Deerfoot

4,397 posts

147 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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6fire said:
Priorities change.
This.

MoelyCrio

2,400 posts

145 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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Deerfoot said:
6fire said:
Priorities change.
This.
Yep. My 180mph motorbike certainly doesn't get out much since his nibs arrived.

Mr2Mike

20,143 posts

218 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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Car is a complete shed on the verge of expiring completely; must give plausible excuse for selling the bloody thing.

y2blade

56,029 posts

178 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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MoelyCrio said:
Deerfoot said:
6fire said:
Priorities change.
This.
Yep. My 180mph motorbike certainly doesn't get out much since his nibs arrived.
joking aside (my previous repy) that is the crux of it.

V88Dicky

6,633 posts

146 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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It was my wife's idea to change her car not long after our daughter came along.

She traded in her Passat for a V8 Jag.

Ho-hum.