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Owning a first car in hong kong

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    Most normal people then.
    I looked around the MTR tonight and it looked the photos below





    Perhaps you can spot the bling but to me just urbanites going home
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    Quote Originally Posted by UK/HKboy
    In 10 years living in HK, I have met maybe less than 5 people who don't care about status in some way. This includes brands of handbags, cars, watches, phone, your job, which company you work for, where you live, where you studied, education level, who you know, where you party etc.
    Sigh. Do you not realise the common factor in all of this? It's people you have met. i.e. It's reflective of your social circle and socialisation patterns.

    I know a lot of people who don't care about status symbols, or think that they are plain silly. Some of these people have been ambitious (and successful) careerwise, but simply think the symbols are meaningless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UK/HKboy
    HK is the city where status is everything. Thats why secretaries spend their whole salary on brand name handbags.
    What industry are you in? Do you meet these materialistic people at work or within lan kwai fong? Even my job within insurance, I don't see my colleagues rant on about Hermes bags and when they will own one or Philippe patek watches (even my boss don't wear one to work), what I do see is a lot of pretentious people in lan kwai fong, scratch the surface, look elsewhere, dig a bit deeper and you will discover a lot of normal people who are not materialistic at all, but hey if you like this social circle who believe on perceived status that good for you.

    I know a great song from system of a down about pretentious people with perceived status and elitism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UK/HKboy
    In 10 years living in HK, I have met maybe less than 5 people who don't care about status in some way. This includes brands of handbags, cars, watches, phone, your job, which company you work for, where you live, where you studied, education level, who you know, where you party etc.
    Does it even matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    I looked around the MTR tonight and it looked the photos below





    Perhaps you can spot the bling but to me just urbanites going home
    Reminded me not to go back to normal working hours
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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic
    it depends, my friend's dad had a 500 modified r33 a decade ago, he drove it and i crap my pants with the sheer performance and interia, but he lives in a village in taipo and now he has a golf mk7 gti, still decent in performance, but with 2 kids, 5 doors and more space than his dad's gtr and cheaper to run, so there are plenty of places to drive, also in the NT, to get from fanling to yuen long, takes over an hour by public transport, but with a car ( i have a modest and econmical car due to cost, balancing cost of road tax, high rise parking and petrol) it only takes 15 mins drive, while did have a civic vti 1.6 15 years ago in uk as well the cost of running was cheaper in uk, so having a car in NT is viable and has advantages over public transport, same again, i have to go my parent's place in sha tau kok , takes around 55 mins by public transport but only 12 mins drive.

    Aaaargh! Your full stop key on strike????

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    Some people do it because they are vane. Some do it because it helps them move up in life. Some do it because they like the good things. Some just don't care about the good things. Some care more about people.
    Nice things are nice, but at the end of the day they're a little hollow if you're just buying it and don't even love it and appreciate the work put into making those things.

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    Do you live with family/housing isn't an expense? I remember my first job in HK making 11k a month and I had cash to buy toys, couple years later got married and moved out to rental making 27k but was like wtf I'm more broke than when I was making 11k living at my parent's

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    My first car in HK was an 8 years old Honda Accord. Other than my electric car, it was by far the most reliable and cheapest to run. The biggest mistake was, maybe like you, following my heart and getting something I wanted when I was younger lol

    Then again, if you are young you can afford to live young and make mistakes. Best give it a go and go broke when you're single than to be married with kids and have a mid life crisis and go broke with all the financial burdens. So in that sense, go for it

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    Congratulations on your first car, buddy

    Last edited by hannah01; 17-05-2019 at 05:04 PM.

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