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Old 04-23-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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i might be getting a 2003 mustang gt. i just gotta find a job and fast. i want a 2003 because i saw one in my schools parking lot and i absolutley loved it only im gonna paint mine dark blue. i have all my plans together even though im only fifteen and dont even have a drivers permit which i get this summer but i also need a job any ideas
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Start saving your money! These cars are expensive to keep up with!! You will enjoy though
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:02 PM   #3
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Start mowing lots of lawns in the summer.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:19 PM   #4
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Start saving your money! These cars are expensive to keep up with!! You will enjoy though
X1000.... Start saving and look for exactly what you want in great condition. Spend the extra money if you have to. DO NOT SETTLE! Buy what you want and TAKE CARE OF IT! Don't beat the hellz out of it like I see some kids doing. Not to say you would. I saw some kids at walmart Bo Duke'n it across one kids hood...it was like 15 kids sliding and jumping on this one kids hood...I was like wtf..
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:43 PM   #5
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Start mowing lots of lawns in the summer.
all the people in my neighborhood are all young and mow there wards well since i turn 15 a week from today( tuesday) im going on the internet and searching for jobs that will except a fifteen year old most of them are fast food places but i may consider jimmy johns
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Or work as a caddy thats pretty good money
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:21 PM   #7
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Go for it! Get a job, save your money, and get a GT! Make sure you get the GT that you KNOW it's 'the one'. Don't rush.
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Or work as a caddy thats pretty good money
u mean as in a person who carrys golf bags. how much do they make
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u mean as in a person who carrys golf bags. how much do they make
Yeah. Depends on the person you get and what they are willing to tip. I made like $100 in tips some days. Some rich guy once gave me a $100 tip
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Re: first car

I would suggest getting a car to learn in first..... a fresh driver with a v8 may not be a great idea. My first car was a 2000 F-150 4.6L with no T/C. Im glad I started in it because a truck in the rain fish tails like a v8 in dry lol. If you do start out in the stang take the time to learn it before you go romping all over it.
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I would suggest getting a car to learn in first..... a fresh driver with a v8 may not be a great idea. My first car was a 2000 F-150 4.6L with no T/C. Im glad I started in it because a truck in the rain fish tails like a v8 in dry lol. If you do start out in the stang take the time to learn it before you go romping all over it.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:57 PM   #12
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I would suggest getting a car to learn in first..... a fresh driver with a v8 may not be a great idea. My first car was a 2000 F-150 4.6L with no T/C. Im glad I started in it because a truck in the rain fish tails like a v8 in dry lol. If you do start out in the stang take the time to learn it before you go romping all over it.
haha my dad leared in a 1965 thunderbird with a 390
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:18 PM   #13
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:07 AM   #14
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Re: first car

I agree with everyone, wait for the perfect one to come along dont get impatient. I was lucky and did not have to wait long to find one with 38,000 miles on it in perfect condition, and dark blue but if it had not come up i would probably still be waiting for the right one. And dont buy one and paint it, just try to find one that is already dark blue.
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Yah don't repaint unless you have to and make it the factory color, it plays a huge factor down the line if you ever sell it.
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I would suggest getting a car to learn in first..... a fresh driver with a v8 may not be a great idea. My first car was a 2000 F-150 4.6L with no T/C. Im glad I started in it because a truck in the rain fish tails like a v8 in dry lol. If you do start out in the stang take the time to learn it before you go romping all over it.
Agreed lol my first truck to drive in was a 2007 F-150 king ranch, man those 3.73 gears loved to spin, they got me into some trouble one day lol it was down pouring and I hit the gas a lil harder then I should have and did 2 360's on the road lol but have respect for your vehicle and you'll be good
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I would suggest getting a car to learn in first..... a fresh driver with a v8 may not be a great idea. My first car was a 2000 F-150 4.6L with no T/C. Im glad I started in it because a truck in the rain fish tails like a v8 in dry lol. If you do start out in the stang take the time to learn it before you go romping all over it.
I would find some beater first to learn to drive in And save up for "the one" it took me years to find mine
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Re: first car

Honestly you should get a job in the restaurant industry. They allow younger workers and you make great tips, depending on where you work. I'm a server right now and some nights I pull over $300 working four hours.. Haha. Most nights I'll walk with either side of $100. You can start out as a host or busser at age 15 and it will get your foot in the door to start gaining serving experience so you can move to being a server when you're 17. It's a great job for younger people. Flexible hours and great pay on top of learning a lot about team work, talking to customers, and having initiative and leadership.

That being said... I start driving in a 1999 4x4 Tahoe that I loved. It had a 5.7 350 V8 and was a great learning experience for when I moved on to my 2002 GT I currently have. I bought my Tahoe when I was 15 for $6500 cash. You can do it. A lot of people have. Just be patient.

And on the topic of painting... Repainting a car a different color can actually increase it's value if done properly. Key word: PROPERLY. That means taking out the engine and full drivetrain, pulling the entire interior, all wires, gauges, body pieces. Then putting the car on a rotisserie and spraying the entire thing. Engine compartment, underside, inside the frame, door jams, inside the trunk, floor boards in the interior... It's very expensive and shouldn't be half-assed. For a full paint job(show quality and increasing car's value) it wouldn't surprise me for you to have to spend $6000-$12000.
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