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Buy a car or go on a vacation?

I just graduated and I want to go to Spain for a few weeks in September. However my friends are advising me to take my money and instead get a used car. I understand having a car is more practical. It's more independence (I live at home) and mobility. My town's transit is terrible. And I could always go on a road trip (haven't been to many cities) to cure my travel bug. But I've also dreamed of going to Europe or somewhere foreign for years now.

I really can't decide. And another thing to consider is a car would continued expense, and a trip wouldn't.

What would you do?
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dsg512 wrote:
May 28th, 2012 5:32 pm
I just graduated and I want to go to Spain for a few weeks in September. However my friends are advising me to take my money and instead get a used car. I understand having a car is more practical. It's more independence (I live at home) and mobility. My town's transit is terrible. And I could always go on a road trip (haven't been to many cities) to cure my travel bug. But I've also dreamed of going to Europe or somewhere foreign for years now.

I really can't decide. And another thing to consider is a car would continued expense, and a trip wouldn't.

What would you do?

I would go on the trip. A car is something you can always work towards and save up for. While the same can be said for a trip, you can buy a car at any time, while this is the perfect time to go on a trip. Once you're working full-time, the opportunities to go somewhere like Europe for several weeks are generally much fewer.
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Go on vacation. Travel while you can.
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Hiow much are you planning to spend on the trip or car? If the used car your looking for is like 2-4g I would rather go on the trip and just buy the car later on.
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Get a ride man.
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Watch Europtrip and tell me if you still want a car :D If you don't go now, who knows when you'll have the time/money to go. You can get a car in the future and if you want to go on a road trip, get your friends to take their cars!
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Vacation brah. You can work your way towards a nicer and better car when you get a good job but once you get the job you wouldn't have much time for such a vacation so do the vaca now IMO
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Vacation for sure. Travel as much as you can before starting work. It's much harder to take off for a few weeks once you do.
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Car. After your vacation, how will you get around? Vacation lasts a few weeks and is fun. A car will last years and is practical.
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go on the trip, make your friends drive you around.
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