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I’m from Boston. For most of my life I thought cars were just a necessity that many people needed, but didn’t get the hype and my only goal was the spend as little money as possible on one that was reliable. Over the panini I started reading more about cars, because I fell in love with the one my husband bought (mk 7.5 Golf R, recently tuned for extra fun). I fell down a rabbit hole, and now read/learn about how all different cars work (although I’ll always have a thing for hot hatches), the history of different cars, and I recently learned to drive stick in an STI so I can be legit… and buy a GR Corolla hopefully. I bought a Toyota Yaris (lol the regular one back in my “what is a car” days) in 2007 and I gave it to my mom in 2013– it is still kickin! Anyway, combine Toyota quality with a hot hatch and you had me at AWD. 😍

No driveway or garage, so no project cars, but would love to help or learn from someone who does. (Does installing an open air intake into the R count? 😂)

I have no car friends in Boston at all except my husband who is way less into cars than I am now! So forums like this are my sanity… and my friends’ sanity.
 

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I’m from Boston. For most of my life I thought cars were just a necessity that many people needed, but didn’t get the hype and my only goal was the spend as little money as possible on one that was reliable. Over the panini I started reading more about cars, because I fell in love with the one my husband bought (mk 7.5 Golf R, recently tuned for extra fun). I fell down a rabbit hole, and now read/learn about how all different cars work (although I’ll always have a thing for hot hatches), the history of different cars, and I recently learned to drive stick in an STI so I can be legit… and buy a GR Corolla hopefully. I bought a Toyota Yaris (lol the regular one back in my “what is a car” days) in 2007 and I gave it to my mom in 2013– it is still kickin! Anyway, combine Toyota quality with a hot hatch and you had me at AWD. 😍

No driveway or garage, so no project cars, but would love to help or learn from someone who does. (Does installing an open air intake into the R count? 😂)

I have no car friends in Boston at all except my husband who is way less into cars than I am now! So forums like this are my sanity… and my friends’ sanity.
Welcome!! Never too old to get involved in cars. Have you already gotten on a list at a dealership for the GR Corolla? Hopefully you have already or getting one could prove to be difficult if not impossible.
 

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Welcome!! Never too old to get involved in cars. Have you already gotten on a list at a dealership for the GR Corolla? Hopefully you have already or getting one could prove to be difficult if not impossible.
Yes! I’m on a bunch of lists since March/April. Still a gamble I’m sure. 😅
 

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Welcome aboard! Like you said, never too late to get obsessed with cars. Just make sure your bank account doesn't start hating you too much 😂
 

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Welcome aboard! With the title, I half expected the post to be about an 80 yr old person who was just now getting into cars. Lol. Be warned. This hobby ain't cheap, as I'm sure you've learned already! I bet your husband is proud!
 

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Welcome aboard! Like you said, never too late to get obsessed with cars. Just make sure your bank account doesn't start hating you too much 😂
Haha! 🥲 I think I’m getting a taste. I made an account for upgrades/mods to the Golf R. Every holiday that’s what I get my husband and this month is his birthday and I’m about to empty the rest of account on like 4 things. I can only imagine how that is gonna get worse… 🫥 (My mantra: I can live in a car, but I can’t race a house. Super responsible. 😂)
 

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Welcome aboard! With the title, I half expected the post to be about an 80 yr old person who was just now getting into cars. Lol. Be warned. This hobby ain't cheap, as I'm sure you've learned already! I bet your husband is proud!
She has a husband for that, no worries on the money. I know with my wife, the more overtime I work the more she spends!!
hahaha See my response… I’m the best wife ever. 😂
 

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Welcome aboard! With the title, I half expected the post to be about an 80 yr old person who was just now getting into cars. Lol. Be warned. This hobby ain't cheap, as I'm sure you've learned already! I bet your husband is proud!
Haha born in 80, thankfully not 80! Just a lil late to the car game. Yeah… I’m quickly learning about the cost!
 

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(My mantra: I can live in a car, but I can’t race a house. Super responsible. 😂)
But with a house, you can have as many project cars are you want! I used to live in the city, so I familiar with the pains of trying to mod a car in the street, lol. It is notable easier and more enjoyable in a driveway.

Though, housing prices around Boston are...insane.
 

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But with a house, you can have as many project cars are you want! I used to live in the city, so I familiar with the pains of trying to mod a car in the street, lol. It is notable easier and more enjoyable in a driveway.

Though, housing prices around Boston are...insane.
An excellent point, though!
 
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