Another appeal of the lease is that it has an end date.
As an adult, I feel like I have no way of measuring the passage of time.
Three years from now would be a good goal date for me; I have to move by then, or if I'm staying here, then I will have to buy or lease another car. 😋
Honda mispriced the civic hatchback. The sport CVT model is just $600 shy of the EX model with the moonroof and heated seats, which I imagine everyone springs for.
So the sport CVT model has a 0 down lease @ $270/month. More like $310/month for me unless I can negotiate a better deal on miles up front.
Still, I'm a bit tempted because I like these made-in-the-UK hatchbacks; I just don't want to pay for the long term maintenance of a turbocharger.
I took what is supposed to be the financially sensible route of buying a used car and driving it into the ground.
I'm not sure it's actually such a great deal, especially in the northeast US. After 14 years in this climate, the car is rusting apart. My dad is in the same situation with his car.
Also, the maintenance costs of an older vehicle are substantial.
Used cars are commanding premium prices right now.
I think I might lease the next one and compare the numbers at the end.
@dthompson in countries like japan you can get on the train deep in the middle of a mountain forest with no visible town anywhere
(this is my favorite train station)
(there actually is a tiny town nearby but you can't tell from the train)
(at the next stop is a funicular that will carry you up a steep mountainside to mt. koya, a unesco world heritage site)
I think the last tool that has had the biggest impact on my quality of dev life within the last two years is direnv:
auto nix-shells and custom env vars when you cd into a directory is incredibly useful in almost every project.
standing offer until further notice:
want to do something on the command line but not quite sure where to start? trying to sort out some kind of tiny script? ill-advised regular expression not _quite_ hacky enough for the job? not asking stackoverflow quite the right thing?
maybe i can help! @ me and let's see what we can do.
(disclaimers: rapid response not guaranteed; i won't make fun of you; i'll tell you if i'm stumped; i'm easy to stump.)
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