more than you can afford, pal... ford!


MK2_GT

GTX1 Owner
Mar 25, 2006
792
So we're all guilty of having watched Fast n Furious. You can admit it. Anyways.. remember that scene where they pull up next to the ferarri, and ask what the retail is.. guy answers "More than you can afford, pal... ferarri"..

So this guy is next to me at a light.. and ask (word for word) the same question.. i figure he's kidding, throwing the famous line out... so I answer "more than you can afford, pal... ford."

he didnt seem like he got it. i'm guessing he never saw the movie. now i feel like an ahole.. ah well. :lol
That's just funny LOL!

I usually just say "less than a ferrari...."
 
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tony h

GT Owner
Jun 16, 2010
75
United Kingdom
When I first got my car, one of my mates dads asked why I had put Ford badges on a Ferrari and was I takin the piss? :rofl

He is about 60 years old and a mechanic....looks like he spent his life either on the wacky backy or with his head up his ar**

Was at an event and a young lad also asked me how much did it cost - when I told him you get one free if you collect 100 cornflake wrappers he literally asked his mum if they could get some cornflakes......bet his mums life is still hell :lol

Tony h
 

Empty Pockets

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Oct 18, 2006
1,322
Washington State
..."then I'd owe money - something I have always tried to avoid."

:agree:

I was actually astonished to discover not all FGT owners (nor F-car, or Lambo, etc.) pay cash for their cars - for whatever reason.

In my own case, I'm too darn cheap to pay all that interest...:willy
 

gtinmyblood

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Feb 23, 2007
735
Mesa Az/Aspen Co
Was at an event and a young lad also asked me how much did it cost - when I told him you get one free if you collect 100 cornflake wrappers he literally asked his mum if they could get some cornflakes......bet his mums life is still hell :lol

Tony h
VERY funny!
 

BlackICE

GT Owner
Nov 2, 2005
1,415
SF Bay Area in California
:agree:

I was actually astonished to discover not all FGT owners (nor F-car, or Lambo, etc.) pay cash for their cars - for whatever reason.

In my own case, I'm too darn cheap to pay all that interest...:willy
+1, me too!

BTW all of the Ford dealers across the US I dealt with were much better in the PR dept than my local Fcar dealer.
 

daytrayd

GT Owner
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Apr 23, 2010
519
Austin, TX
My standard response is "a pretty penny." Old fashioned and subtle.
 

Waldo

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Sep 7, 2005
756
Fort Worth, TX
The reply I settled on was, "Let's just say it cost more than your average Buick."
This tends to be my standard response as well.

I was actually astonished to discover not all FGT owners (nor F-car, or Lambo, etc.) pay cash for their cars - for whatever reason.
There are worse things in life than a car payment.
 

Kingman

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Aug 11, 2006
4,072
Surf City, USA
While I can appreciate your story, I think it is very much dealership dependent.
By no uncertain terms do I intend to imply it's anything other than a jack-off individual. It just so happened to be the Sales Manager which by default is the face of the dealership.
 

BlackICE

GT Owner
Nov 2, 2005
1,415
SF Bay Area in California
There are worse things in life than a car payment.
Like alimony payments?
 

dmark1

GT Owner
Dec 18, 2010
202
Dallas
At the dealer where I bought my car I stood and stared and poked around the car for a good 20 minutes. It was like the sales people thought "another tire kicker" and ignored me. Turned out to be a great thing, because
the sales manager came up and asked me whether I wanted to sit in the car and check it out. Didn't have to go through the "shuttle back and forth from the little cube" bullshi$ that you usually do. So the car salesman takes the car out and he turns out to be the WORST
granny driver ever. Slipping the clutch, took off in 3rd gear (I stopped him early before he did any damage), shifting at 2000 RPM. Pretty obvious he was oblivious to any car faster than a Taurus.

Thing was though he was genuine. He told me what the car cost, I told him what I could pay and we met in the middle. No BS, no sales, no problem. Best deal I ever did. Then he said something I have never heard another dealer say in my life - " If you decide
to sell this car in the next year and you don't put more than 12,000 miles on it I will buy it back from you for exactly what you are giving for it". I have it in writing, not that I will ever use it.

That says it all about the mighty FGT!

Mark
 

Empty Pockets

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Oct 18, 2006
1,322
Washington State
There are worse things in life than a car payment.
How right you are, sir! :thumbsup

But, just in the context of voluntary cash outlays, paying the purchase price for any item, PLUS paying interest on 'toppa' that, gives someone as cheap as Pockets a terminal case of the gallopin' clangs...especially when it comes to paying said interest on a depreciating asset...which is the case with 99.999% of all new cars. :willy:willy:willy

I have much the same view with regard to making interest payments on credit card balances, which is why I pay those off every month. I know that doesn't thrill my credit card companies, but, they continue to accept my charges anyway.

All that said, it seems the 'younger generation' does have a somewhat different view on all that these days.

Whatever makes their barn dance...:biggrin
 

sr71

GT Owner
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May 22, 2007
482
Calgary, Great White
Line of credit is at prime, the money is making me 10%. Paying off the car just doesn't make sense.

And if it's a kid and/or a smoker asking how much, I say "you'll spend more on tobacco by the time you're 55, than the price of this car." (estimate 250000)
The choice is yours!
 

Waldo

GT Owner
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Sep 7, 2005
756
Fort Worth, TX
Like alimony payments?
Aren't some things cheaper to rent?

...paying interest on 'toppa' that, gives someone as cheap as Pockets a terminal case of the gallopin' clangs...
No argument there, but... some things are worth the money.
 
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HHGT

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I pay cash for everything I own, if I can't afford it, I don't buy it. The first GT I had to take $100 bills with me because the idiot dealership (Raceway Ford Riverside) did not want a Cashier Check. I sat at the dealership for 45 minutes while he made photocopies of all the bills - what a moron - he said that was their policy in case the money was counterfeit. He would not take a wire either because their policy was not to give out their account #...
 

RALPHIE

GT Owner
Mar 1, 2007
7,279
...I have much the same view with regard to making interest payments on credit card balances, which is why I pay those off every month. I know that doesn't thrill my credit card companies, but, they continue to accept my charges anyway....l
Remember, they also charge the selling company a percentage of the sale, which is added into to the price of the item - so you still wind up paying them to use the card - just a smaller amount.
 

Empty Pockets

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Oct 18, 2006
1,322
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Remember, they also charge the selling company a percentage of the sale, which is added into to the price of the item - so you still wind up paying them to use the card - just a smaller amount.
Well, in the sense that I also am paying a small amount for the merchant's lights, heat, taxes, employees, etc., yes. All that IS factored into the price of the item being bought... all "overhead" is. There's no way to avoid that. But, as far as a DIRECT additional charge for using the card - no, there is no actual add-on charge (unless you're talkin' gas stations for instance). In that same sense, CASH CUSTOMERS are paying for that same credit card overhead as well.

And that's another thing I don't 'get'. A merchant will pay a credit card company "X" % on each transaction charged to a 'card...but won't give his customer a discount for cash! Go 'figger'!
 

Blue Moose

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Apr 12, 2006
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So we're all guilty of having watched Fast n Furious. You can admit it. Anyways.. remember that scene where they pull up next to the ferarri, and ask what the retail is.. guy answers "More than you can afford, pal... ferarri"..

So this guy is next to me at a light.. and ask (word for word) the same question.. i figure he's kidding, throwing the famous line out... so I answer "more than you can afford, pal... ford."
How about, "I have no idea. I'm just the valet"! :lol
 

Apollo

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Aug 5, 2006
2,477
Pahrump, NV
Should have said own a clear cut lumber company and a strip mining operation as well as a few oil well in the gulf.
:rofl
 

Apollo

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Aug 5, 2006
2,477
Pahrump, NV
hi Guys, this is a true story that happened to me this summer, a few of my buddies park our cars along the ocean in Seaside Heights NJ about 1/2 a mile from where they shoot that Jersey Shore show, anyway I am parked with my Ford GT , and a few Corvettes.
A couple on bikes in there 30's stop at the back of my car, and the guy says this is a Ford GT this car cost about 200,000 dollars, she says pretty loud for all to hear, How obnoxious, who would spend that kind of money on a car, you think they would donate money to help clean up the environment.
Well the husband or boy friend looks over at us and realizes we heard everything she had said and he says "who own this car" and I say I do, He says nice car.

She says to me can I ask you what you do for a living sir?
and without blinking I tell her I own a recycling Company . If you could have seen her face , that was worth 200,000 bucks.
Absolutely great response! :thumbsup
I think I would have said I was a gift from Al Gore for my marketing work on global warming. :lol
 

BlackICE

GT Owner
Nov 2, 2005
1,415
SF Bay Area in California
I pay cash for everything I own, if I can't afford it, I don't buy it. The first GT I had to take $100 bills with me because the idiot dealership (Raceway Ford Riverside) did not want a Cashier Check. I sat at the dealership for 45 minutes while he made photocopies of all the bills - what a moron - he said that was their policy in case the money was counterfeit. He would not take a wire either because their policy was not to give out their account #...
I didn't know you were in the drug business.