Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum

Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum (http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/index.php)
-   Ford Focus & General Car Chat (http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=38)
-   -   Do you rent your tires? (http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=318617)

Kabigon 06-08-2013 05:57 PM

Do you rent your tires?
 
I can't believe this...

http://www.latimes.com/business/auto...,1748795.story

Gadabout 06-08-2013 06:43 PM

Just WoW . I'm gna be buying my new tires at the end of the month, and man am I gna feel blessed. That's nuts.

Joeywhat 06-08-2013 07:02 PM

"...couldn't afford to buy a new set"

Couldn't, or wouldn't...

You can buy a new set of tires (and OK ones at that) for under $100.

Methinks some folks need to prioritize a bit better...maybe drop that $100/month phone, and buy some freakin' tires so you don't kill someone.

mix1983 06-08-2013 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joeywhat (Post 4769506)
"...couldn't afford to buy a new set"

Couldn't, or wouldn't...

You can buy a new set of tires (and OK ones at that) for under $100.

Methinks some folks need to prioritize a bit better...maybe drop that $100/month phone, and buy some freakin' tires so you don't kill someone.

Truth. Hell many places sell used tires for super cheap. Anything is better than steel belts showing.

If someone can't afford necessary maintenance (if you can call this that) on a vehicle, maybe they should get in line at the bus stop.

TheGlassMaker 06-08-2013 07:27 PM

That is the stupidest thing I've ever read. Like mix said my local junk yard sells tire for 7.99 each I bought eight last year so I had winter tires for the focus for a while. They won't sell unless it has at least 75% tread left.

If you shop around on the net you can almost get four tires for the price of four. They company I order my summer tires for is cheap as hell. I got two brand new 215 40/18s for 100 shipped to my door they wasn't a huge name brand but they ride a hell of a lot better than my bfgs I had.

People honestly are that stupid. Their really is no hope for the human race.

Gadabout 06-08-2013 07:36 PM

Damn, add links fellas =P . I'm as few weeks away from dropping $350+ . Don't I feel silly.....Again. :)

Svizzara 06-08-2013 07:39 PM

Seems kinda immoral and a bit shady, but I have to admit it's a nice business model, lol

Joeywhat 06-08-2013 07:45 PM

And people wonder why the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer...

thehubster 06-08-2013 09:17 PM

These people are just retarded!!! how can they think this is an intelligent thing to do. Ok i know why. its because we live in a credit happy society. if someone can get it rented or loaned to them they are all over it. they think that because they only pay like 19$ a month they are getting it cheap. this is so stupid!

Kabigon 06-08-2013 10:17 PM

Here is another example of this kind of thing:

http://www6.rentacenter.com/specials...T.ac=mprn_June FD_TVsPOP

If you read the fine print, the total payments are $4,138.62 (for ~$1200 worth of items).


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:51 AM.