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Old 07-10-2013, 06:58 PM   #61
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Lots of different opinions in this thread. Some more hostile/ridiculous than others. People seem to get extremely upset at the thought of parents buying cars for their kids. People get so concerned about what other people want to do with their money. The principle of "working for your stuff" and "walking to school uphill both ways in the snow wearing nothing but socks" is pretty much redundant in urban America nowadays. Times are different, people have more money in a better economic state than in the 70s and 80s, and more stupid crap is happening on the roads that constitues a safer vehicle, especially with the new generation of texting and driving. Drunk driving is also getting progressively worse. I've said this before, but when I have children I hope I'm in a good financial state, because I will not have them rolling around in some beat up $500 piece of crap while drunk people drive around in their safe new cars. Call me pre-paranoid, but I've had 2 friends killed by drunk drivers in their small, sketchy cars that they spent $1k on. Maybe they'd be alive if they were rolling in newer, safer vehicles.

I am one of those people who fall into the category of having my truck bought for me. I'm not going to spew the "But I deserved it!" BS because no teen, not even me, could ever deserve a truck as nice as my FX4. I didn't feel entitled to my truck, nor have I ever suggested that my folks owe me anything. I was simply given the opportunity of having my own truck as my folks needed a truck again after not having one for 3 years. They suggested buying one to use for what they needed and letting me drive it and make payments to them. Plans changed, and now dad drives a Limited and I have an FX4, and I have made the payments that my dad wanted me to make. I just don't feel that there is anything wrong with purchasing a vehicle for your kid as long as they take care of it and appreciate the gesture, and make payments on it if that's what you want them to do.

Besides, an F-150 is an excellent choice for a first vehicle. Safe and secure if you do get into an accident, easy and cheap to repair, MyKey system etc. If you people saw what sort of vehicles juniors would be rolling in at my High school before I graduated, you'd hit the roof. We're talking new Mercedes and Audi cars. Even modded out F-150 with $10-$20k in upgrades, done on the spot. That's just ridiculous.

As far as OP's situation goes, He never said that he feels entitled to a vehicle, or that his dad owes him anything. He just wants reasons to convince his dad to buy him a vehicle. People assume that he is automatically a snobby douchebag for convincing his parent to buy him something.

Times have changed, parents buy their kids vehicles. Get real.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:02 PM   #62
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Ok, Since we got the "Your going to be a bad kid if your dad buys you a truck" out of the way.....Drop it.


you quick man, may be mikey that done the deleted post.

I was just searching for it to delete it cause it did run off topic.

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Times are different, people have more money in a better economic state than in the 70s and 80s, and more stupid crap is happening on the roads that constitues a safer vehicle, especially with the new generation of texting and driving. Drunk driving is also getting progressively worse. I've said this before, but when I have children I hope I'm in a good financial state, because I will not have them rolling around in some beat up $500 piece of crap while drunk people drive around in their safe new cars. Call me pre-paranoid, but I've had 2 friends killed by drunk drivers in their small, sketchy cars that they spent $1k on. Maybe they'd be alive if they were rolling in newer, safer vehicles.
#1 problem is insurance cost not the car itself. It's well known fact if you are 18-25 you can forget about getting a nice safe car because of outrageous insurance costs. It's like the insurance wants you to get a tin can to be killed in.
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Full coverage with roadside assistance is $230 a month with my 1 no at fault claim it was $180 before my wreck... Still on parents insurance with every possible discount there is but I'm in a 2005 4x4 v8 so it's not that bad
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Incorrect. Everyone should have to work for one. No one should have them handed to them. It devalues hardwork and core values of appreciation for one's possessions.

If not, and they want a vehicle, then they need to realign their priorities.

And perhaps that's why you feel your first statement quoted above, is correct.

But all of this is wasted breath, because you are not going to see why this is not a good practice. I can ASSURE you that if you personally had to earn every dollar it took to buy your truck, you would have a greater appreciation for it. I'm not implying that you don't already appreciate it, because you are an active member on a forum dedicated to these trucks, indicates that you DO appreciate it. But you would have more appreciation if you were the sole contributor of the entire vehicle budget. No disrespect to you or others, but it's a fact of life. I can only guess that you may think this is the ramblings of an old man, who claims to have walked uphill to school, both ways, but it is not.

It's human nature to be more appreciative of successfully reaching difficult goals, and less appreciative of easily obtained goals. If a specific goal has little or no sweat equity, then it will have little or no appreciation.

At the end of the day.. I'm glad you're a Ford truck fan.
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Get a good job and save money, at the age of 15 I bought half of a Tacoma ($2300) and at the age of 17 I bought 100% of my F150 ($11,900) trust me it is possible.
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Get a good job and save money, at the age of 15 I bought half of a Tacoma ($2300) and at the age of 17 I bought 100% of my F150 ($11,900) trust me it is possible.
Thing is did you do any sports? And some parents want their kids to focus more on school so they get better grades and potentially get scholarships. So if they get a good scholarship from their grades it compensates for the truck
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Get a good job and save money, at the age of 15 I bought half of a Tacoma ($2300) and at the age of 17 I bought 100% of my F150 ($11,900) trust me it is possible.
You probably had no life then. Workaholic.
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incorrect. Everyone should have to work for one. No one should have them handed to them. It devalues hardwork and core values of appreciation for one's possessions.

If not, and they want a vehicle, then they need to realign their priorities.

And perhaps that's why you feel your first statement quoted above, is correct.

But all of this is wasted breath, because you are not going to see why this is not a good practice. I can assure you that if you personally had to earn every dollar it took to buy your truck, you would have a greater appreciation for it. I'm not implying that you don't already appreciate it, because you are an active member on a forum dedicated to these trucks, indicates that you do appreciate it. But you would have more appreciation if you were the sole contributor of the entire vehicle budget. No disrespect to you or others, but it's a fact of life. I can only guess that you may think this is the ramblings of an old man, who claims to have walked uphill to school, both ways, but it is not.

It's human nature to be more appreciative of successfully reaching difficult goals, and less appreciative of easily obtained goals. If a specific goal has little or no sweat equity, then it will have little or no appreciation.

At the end of the day.. I'm glad you're a ford truck fan.
but work is boring!!! Lmao hahaha
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You probably had no life then. Workaholic.

or girlfriend... lol
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