160000 km just ticked over, that is about 100,000 miles. At some point I will be ...

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... glad to get a new car, but I am not ready yet and can't warrant the expenditure. When I do pull the trigger, I am looking to go full electric and I am willing to live with whatever inconveniences that may cause, which is likely very little considering my driving patterns. I don't drive anywhere near as much as I used to, so my yearly average has dropped down to about 16,000 as I have had the car 10 years in January.

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Cars are a terrible thing to spend money on in my opinion and people that consider them a status symbol of some kind are likely mistaken. Firstly, most people don't see others driving, which means in order for them to know what car, one would have to say "I drive a..." and if that is needed, that is kot the behavior of someone with high status in my opinion. A high status person doesn't care what others think about what car they drive.

Status is a funny thing that I have spent time thinking about, but care little for. I have always found it a bit ridiculous how people act around those they consider above them, the famous and the rich. As I see it people are people, what they own doesn't make them good or bad - how they behave is much more indicative.

I despise shows where stars are involved doing things they aren't good at, like dancing.

I have no care for celebrity and when I am around those kinds of people, I treat them like any other person. I also watch how they treat others. I know a few who feel that those who serve them are invisible, I know others who treat those who serve them with the utmost respect. Which is the behavior of the high status person?

Status, like most things in this life, is subjective and in the eye of the beholder as each will look at different aspects as indicators of value. Some will see an expensive watch or car as indicative of success and by extension knowledge, another will look at the way one considers others as indicative of personality. Which is more important in the status weighting is going to depend on the observer.

It is interesting to watch people interact from afar when considering status as it is very easy to pick who feels above and who below in the relationship. I say feel as it isn't necessarily a conscious understanding, but some people walk into a room and draw attention, some others could walk into the room naked and be completely ignored. This seems to happen before anyone even has a chance to recognise who is actually walking in - a subconscious reaction to the event.

Ever thought what the difference is between the two?

Well, this ended up having very little to do with my car :)

Taraz
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I don't really understand cars as status symbols...or status symbols...or pfft status for that matter XD

I'm more hopeless than I thought

But I am the kind of person that casually mentioned that if I stabbed everyone in the room (including myself) all our blood would look pretty much the same when I got annoyed with a conversation around people's perceived social status x_x

I want my next car to be electric too. And I still want 7-8 seats. My partner has been trying to talk me out of it claiming we "hardly ever" use the extra two seats that were retrofitted into my car when we got it ages ago but he doesn't drive children around as often as I do XD

Though hopefully by the time we get around to getting another car our public transport system will have switched to autonomous pods that we can call to pick us up and drop us off wherever with an app so we can cut down to one car to go on road trips and to the beach with the dogs.

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I want my next car to be electric too. And I still want 7-8 seats.

Tesla X? :D

Cars are such a big cost here that most families only have one, but that is changing fast I think as people are continually extending their debt footprint.

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Think we'd happily cut back to one if J had convenient public transport to work! x_x

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One is plenty for us since my wife doesn't drive often (which annoys me) :)

My work is often enough in out of the way areas that have no public transport or, not enough that I can get to one and then to the second location in time.

lol I still haven't figured out how to add text to the body of an appics post, woops.

Imagine if you could buy Steem now for all that fuel you've put into the 160k, would it have been possible to just walk it off? ;P

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The "description" place. just keep writing - it sucks.

about 22500€ worth of fuel = 160,000 STEEM. My car has cost me 1 STEEM a kilometer in fuel! :D

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That's a lot of shitposts with Appics per day.

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:( Imagine the inflation you would've gotten too, instead you have a depreciating asset

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Yeah. Cars are ridiculous. I still need one for work though as I often travel where no public transport goes.

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What I don't understand is all the crap at the bottom of the posts that appears... I didn't add anything weird into this one either.

160,000 km isn't that much at least for a Japanese car. For a Merc that's just warming up. When you look at cars with at least half a million kilometers on them, there are only Mercedeses, Volvos and Peugeots. Every other make tends to fall by the wayside long before that.

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We had a 1967 250se (If I remenber correctly) and it had about half a million on it before my dad wrote it off. He was lucky to walk away from the crash.

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Correct, not that much for a modern car.
My Citroėn is at 346.000, still going strong.

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A few years ago in Finland, most companies were not allowed to choose French cars for fleet vehicles as they were too unreliable and the cost of the repair was too high. I have never owned a French car, but I have dated a French girl - similar?

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Haha, yeah guess I got lucky both with my car and my girl!

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Hopefully crypto completes the trifecta :)

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BTW, I have never heard of a Peugeot even making it out of warranty without issues 😁

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No words needed, but here's some anyway.

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