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Old 23-11-2011   #31276
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I wouldn't. I squandered nearly £30,000 when I was 18-19 and have nothing to show for it other than bitter contempt for our housing market.
I have to say I quite agree. I'm wanting to spend maybe 7-10k on restoring our Subaru, but after that we'll have a mint condition Legacy Turbo and we'll keep it forever and ever and ever.
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Old 23-11-2011   #31277
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Re: What's made you smile today?

The woman I lift share with is suffering from cancer, but she is so positive its unreal. Makes me smile, the fact someone can show such happyness in the face of such a terrible illness. I'll think twice about posting in the grumpy thread from now on.
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Old 23-11-2011   #31278
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The woman I lift share with is suffering from cancer, but she is so positive its unreal. Makes me smile, the fact someone can show such happyness in the face of such a terrible illness. I'll think twice about posting in the grumpy thread from now on.
my friend works with cancer patients every day (she does the laser treatment thingy) and she says that they are never depressed and always up beat and don't moan about anything
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The woman I lift share with is suffering from cancer, but she is so positive its unreal. Makes me smile, the fact someone can show such happyness in the face of such a terrible illness. I'll think twice about posting in the grumpy thread from now on.
One of my neighbours had cancer 2 years ago, lost her husband during that time and has just been told she has cancer again.

She's been so incredibly upbeat and strong it's unbelievable. Her attitude on life is to just keep going, **** happens, achwell!!
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If you die you don't want your last days full of negative emotion.
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Old 23-11-2011   #31281
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I wouldn't. I squandered nearly £30,000 when I was 18-19 and have nothing to show for it other than bitter contempt for our housing market.
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Yeah i agree, cars are fun but whats the resale value? 10 grand can put a deposit down on a house! Id rather have a house and a car that will get me by than renting for years and have a nice car but thats IMO
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I have to say I quite agree. I'm wanting to spend maybe 7-10k on restoring our Subaru, but after that we'll have a mint condition Legacy Turbo and we'll keep it forever and ever and ever.
I wouldnt, in fact I couldn't

My car is perfectly sound, and I couldn't justify selling the astra, the punto was different as it was unreliable :/

Ive locked 10k of it away in a 5year interest rate bond, (playing it safe over the stock market bond) so it on 3.0% APR.

The rest is split between a instant access ISA at the maximum investment and a super bond 1year at 4%

I'd much rather have the cash locked away to be able to pay off student debts or pay for a deposit on a house rather than a car.

But I want the access incase something major comes up. Like repairing the Astra or something like that.

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Old 23-11-2011   #31282
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My smile, have a very reliable mk1 punto that drives like a dream, so smooth.
Not bumpy over the speed bumps, rolls on corners - but only so far, not rough.
(Passengers say the cars abit stiff on the bumps - I rather like it)

Ice covered the car, started first turn of the key, no issues
The gent across the car couldn't start his Merc 08 reg

I'm glad i did all this work to my punto last year, it's paid off
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Re: What's made you smile today?

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The woman I lift share with is suffering from cancer, but she is so positive its unreal. Makes me smile, the fact someone can show such happyness in the face of such a terrible illness. I'll think twice about posting in the grumpy thread from now on.
Have a listen to this interview with Jason Richards. Look at the smile on his face when he is talking about his condition.
I take my hat off to cancer sufferers.
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My smile, have a very reliable mk1 punto that drives like a dream, so smooth.
Not bumpy over the speed bumps, rolls on corners - but only so far, not rough.
(Passengers say the cars abit stiff on the bumps - I rather like it)

Ice covered the car, started first turn of the key, no issues
The gent across the car couldn't start his Merc 08 reg

I'm glad i did all this work to my punto last year, it's paid off
Do mine if you like?
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Re: What's made you smile today?

had a mood swing to happy
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housemates have ****ed off to there rooms so i now have the front room to myself and frozen planet!

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Im just generally in a good mood today. Looking forward to a test drive tomorrow too
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Just watched 'Akira' for the first time in I don't know how long, what an amazing film
Also, new car is such fun - though it is a bit annoying how sluggish it is when the turbo hasn't warmed up yet.
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