Tax returns are coming! Tax returns are coming! Tax returns are coming! Is anyone else super excited about getting their refund checks in the mail or seeing a few extra numbers boost up your bank account? Sure, we all want to be somewhat financially responsible adults, using some of that bonus cash towards bills, home improvement, whatever you fancy…but obviously we need to dish a few dollars towards purchases that benefit our inner hoon. Maybe you want to add a few more Hot Wheels cars to your massive collection or scoop up an old bike off Craigslist to transform into a flashy café racer. Gosh I miss that green 1982 Honda CM250c I rebuilt in my parents’ garage during my college years. Perhaps you’ll use it towards a down-payment on a new car. Yes, while writing this post, I opened a separate browser window open to realistically determine how much higher my tax return would need to be in order to secure a down-payment on a new Challenger Hellcat. Doesn’t hurt to dream right? Or you’ll just finally buy and install a few go-fast parts on your project car.
What’s on my automotive shopping list for this year’s tax return? I’m thinking about a set of lowering springs for my beloved 2001 Chevrolet Camaro I’ve owned for eleven years now. A new year’s resolution I drafted-up was to compete in a few charity road rallies and autocross, like I actively used to. Time to get my car hobby quota back up to speed and my tax return is tempting me to do all sorts of modifications. I’ve already got a gorgeous set of black and chrome wheels to compliment the rally-red paint job- yet there’s an embarrassing gap between the tires and the fenders. One friend with a newer Ford Taurus SHO that I’m still convinced is an undercover cop car, jokingly refers to my Camaro as the ‘Monster Truck’. If only I had a mullet, jean jacket and Iron Maiden blasting through the t-tops, the stereotype for a Camaro driver would then be mastered. Another friend, who drives a modified Honda S2000, even to rock climbing endeavors at our local crag, Devil’s Lake State Park, commented once on a photo I posted with “DROP THAT THING!” Clearly my fourth-gen Camaro needs to drop it like it’s hot. I mean, I had to throw in a Snoop Dogg reference. Had to.
That now begs the question, what automotive-related purchase will you be cutting part of your tax return for? Choose wisely my friends, choose wisely.
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