On Thu, 1 Feb 1996, Psycho Bob wrote:
> Right now (ur... 1996?) I've seen brand new supra turbo, rx-7, mitsu 3000
> vr-4, land rover -- in fact, cars in students parking lot are a lot more
> fancier than the faculty counterpart. Not only there are students who would
> wiling to go into deeper debt, but more surprisingly -- some are able to
> buy cars with cash (no loans!). Holy moly!
Okay, I feel I now have to defent us "kids." I can't speak for every
single kid out there, but some of us work very, VERY hard to earn the
money to achieve a dream. There were kids driving around my high school
with Land Rovers, Infinities, and one '91 90 q 20v (green/ecru, always
dirty). Now, most of these cars were bought my their mommies and
daddies. In fact, there was one guy who had an '89 m3. He totalled it,
and his dad gave him a spanking and bought him an m5! He totaled that
too. Why? He didn't care! BUT, there were other people who earned theri
own money and bought their own cars, and had a LOT of pride. I, personally,
spent all my money on a high end audio system, and I'm quite proud of
it. I also bought my own car with my own money. Even though it was only
$3k (half what my system costs), it gives me a lot of pride, because its
Also, keep in mind that minors have much financial obligations, so what
they earn goes a lot farther.
'86 Jetta, and DAMNED proud of it!