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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post

    IMHO ... he doesn't need car advice ... he needs relationship advice !
    Why stop there, he would benefit from financial advice, legal advice and a good swift kick in the bollocks to send his grey matter back up to his turnip where it surely has sunk from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post

    Terry is the guy for that

    Erm Yep,

    Love my Handbag, she's a top class bint but there is no way in this fookin world I'm gettin married or taking this shit to seriously.

    I'm just having a lot of fun with no fookin ties, strings or rings attached eh.

    I've been straight up with my HB from the get go, she knows she can walk out whenever she feels like it.

    She aint going nowhere though, to well fookin looked after.

    Top class noodle soup and a massive Silom Condo to live in with Cranking Air-Con.

    Gettin cleaned again next week, might crank up another thread on it eh.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    Love my Handbag, she's a top class bint but there is no way in this fookin world I'm gettin married or taking this shit to seriously.
    Yep, Terry don't make that mistake, Elton John married a front bum and it all went wrong.
    He had to come clean and go back to the boys.
    Btw have you met Tomcat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Had to get Somchai over 3 days later as it was foked again.

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    I hope FO has it sorted
    He might be ok , all of us who are married can split up at any time
    Thai and Brit women can be fickle creatures or just downright bastards when they turn on you
    I built a house in the village and spent 3 x more than I originally planned
    Is it half mine - is it fuck
    If she starts getting the sausage of somchai whilst I'm away working or I get caught with my hands down a brasses knickers
    It's all over
    So let's not be smug complacent pricks because there are many variables in any relationship

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    Good one Jimbobs, I was wondering if someone would pull the "smug complacent pricks" into line.

    I'm with you - I have it all planned, all my ducks are in a row, "we" have land and are soon to build a house and retire up country. One false move on my part though or one nasty tantrum on her part, and I will be out thru the turnstyle with no way back. Just like FatOne.

    Seems to me FO has been processed by that oh so clever / cunning Isaan industry - separate Farang from their money. AND lost his job, probably to the globalisation demon. Oh but for the grace of God...

    Where would I be in FO's shoes? Cop it sweet and live off baked beans in the cheapest Oz rental I could find, buy my clothes at Vinnies and maybe pick up some casual work in my 60s and 70s to supplement the shitty govt pension? Me, I'd be perched on a bar stool somewhere in SE Asia, riding my Honda Wave and renting my accommodation and my friends, see where that takes me.

    Now, back to second hand cars - where's a good place to buy a 5 - 7 year old pickup in Buriram, to tide me over 'til the next new Isuzu is released around 2020 / 22? Gotta be auto, coz Mia Phom refuses to learn manual. I told her I'll do the driving anyway, but she just gave me a strange, almost calculated look. Odd that.

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    As a result of the government's idea to give a financial break to all first time buyers of eco cars and the lax bank requirements for purchasing a new car that most Thais can't afford, there is a surplus of second hand cars on the market. There are many more of these repossessed automobiles for sale than I have ever seen in the previous 11 years. Prices have come down while selection has increased. There should be no problem finding a good second hand car as long as one inspects it and its history.

    With regard to marriage, we all know that it is a crap shoot no matter where you live. I have been with my wife going on 12 years and one never knows what the future holds, but I feel pretty comfortable. I feel for Fat One, and hope to see him around Udon at some point.

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    Thanks for the good/bad comments guys. I have no intention of marrying the new GF. But she is a different proposition to the ex wife, who married me 7 years ago when I had a few houses in Oz and a good income. New GF knows I have no money and is OK with that. Just wants to be looked after and stop working 2 jobs.
    And thatnks for the car suggestions but it will be a few months before I'm there to live, will ask around again then

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    Quote Originally Posted by bindog
    One false move on my part though or one nasty tantrum on her part, and I will be out thru the turnstyle with no way back. Just like FatOne.
    yes - I am thinking about buying a second hand van so I can at least load some of my stuff and sleep in the back if necessary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Had to get Somchai over 3 days later as it was foked again.


    Hey Loo-Loo,

    "PowerBuy" sells A-C cleaning vouchers for 450 Baht.

    Still Monkeys mind ya but for 450 Baht it's what ya get.

    Actually I've paid double that and Somchai was still a Coont so fuk it Eh, just pay the 450 Baht to Powerbuy.

    Same Monkey, different clothes at a cheaper price.

    Fukin hate them in my Condo though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bindog View Post

    Good one Jimbobs, I was wondering if someone would pull the "smug complacent pricks" into line.


    Ya know what mate,

    It's got fok all to being Smug and all to do with being prepared for the time when ones life in Thailand goes spiraling down the shitter and ya have no one except ya self to help ya back up.

    The only one that is gunna help ya back up is having spare money readily available that can be used to buy ya way back up.

    Fuk all about being smug and all about surving as a farang in this shit house.

    Money is God, ask any broke arse Farang or a Thai.

    They will agree.

    Regards the Australian Pension , rules are gettin tighter every year as far as Pensions being remitted Overseas.

    Hope Fatty gets a Car before the AUD Government stops sending Pensions overseas.

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    555..back on topic..

    Op should be patient and wait till he established in LOS.

    Way back in 2005 bought a Mazda B250 for 290k with 14kkm on the clock.

    Since have maybe spent 50k on maintenance and bits including tires. A great workhorse and somewhat abused.

    Every year thinking about a new and shiny vehicle but not convinced of any advantage. If I want to go on an extended road trip I could rent me a hiso vehicle relatively cheaply.

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    yes - let me know if anyone sees a toyota commuter for 150k

    take the seats out and put in a bed and a fridge

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatOne View Post
    Just wants to be looked after and stop working 2 jobs.
    So any bloke will do?


    Buy on finance, lots of places do it on used cars too, for the longest period you can get. That way you won't get dumped until that number of years are up.

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    Just my 2 cents... and not abt the car...

    I was also surprised abt "how fast" the situation happened, from his break-up to Thai1 and new Thai2 squeeze. But won't comment more, as my thoughts agree with what the others have said.

    I'm just concerned/curious abt FO's future visa situation. In my readings frm this board, to qualify for the retirement visa, you shld have $$, or proof of it. Then the 90-day reports & border runs. I hope he's factored those expenses.

    And what if he gets sick? Can he pay for insurance, or a ticket to Oz? Statistically, as we age, our organs or bodies give up on us, albeit at different rates.

    Good luck to you, FO, and if you do hook up w/ Thai2, I hope you're kind to her lil kids, as dicky has said. I may not have said much to you before, but I followed your house when it was being built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    yes - let me know if anyone sees a toyota commuter for 150k

    take the seats out and put in a bed and a fridge
    Actually ...

    That Toyota I bought, the guy did almost that.

    It's a 4 door pick-up and a rear canopy over tray..

    What he did was to remove the rear glass and back part of the cab and shifted it back, maybe a little over 1/2 way down the rear tray..

    So now we have 2 bucket seats in the front, standard gear, untouched, a rear bench seat ... and then, it's sort of like the room you get in the rear part of a 'Space Cab' ... almost a metre deep and we chucked a few pillows in there and the kids love it.

    PLUS ... the the back of the bench seat comes out in a few minutes, leaving only the bum cushion.

    Then the back part of the canopy opens up like the room you have in a large hatchback ... heaps of room to store our 9 assorted bags and luggage after we flew in. Easily put a smaller bar fridge in there ... probably two.


    It gets better ... IT'S ACTUALLY OFFICIALLY APPROVED ... the guy got all the paperwork done and it passed the engineering tests.

    The only downside is that the rear boot/hatch is almost airtight, the windows had to welded closed and it gets a bit hot back there.


    We took the extended family on a road trip on the week-end and with us sitting in the front seats and not moving them forward, 2 adults and two kids slept comfortable in the back, in the internal cabin space with the air con etc.


    Probably in a few years time ... yours for BHT 150K ...



    Doesn't help poor 'old FatOne with his issues ... but I'd thought I share.

    To FatOne, and this is my take ... in a similar vein to Terry, Mate ... we are just trying to help.
    We are standing outside the issue and looking in and passing on what we observe ... we ain't being smug.

    Smug would be, if it all goes tit's up in a couple of years saying ... 'told you so'.

    What Katie23 above mentioned is sound advice and you need to plan for the medical side of things as you mature.

    As one of the members here only discovered recently, as an Aussie, after a certain period of you living overseas, you are deemed a 'non-resident'. Now, the time is different for Centrelink, Tax Dept ... but most importantly ... for entitlement and access to Medicare.

    Non-Resident, I think after 5 years = NO MEDICARE

    While Thai Hospitals are available, good care costs money. When you mentioned the figure you were going to pass over to your new partner, that's amost, if not all, your pension. So, unlikely you could afford Health Insurance in Thailand ... nor the repayments for a Car Loan.

    We are just giving our 2 cents worth.
    Perspective is everything ... it's the difference between going through an ordeal or going through an adventure..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    now exchange that into AUD and realise what a daft statement that was for an 11 year old jalopy
    cars cost much more than back home AND some thais actually try to MAKE money on a car.

    yes. yes. i know. it's fucking insane. but some try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    and it gets a bit hot back there
    landrovers had a double roof for the heat



    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    Non-Resident, I think after 5 years = NO MEDICARE
    just go back

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    landrovers had a double roof for the heat
    Yup, the safari. It made a difference in the days before a/c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bindog View Post

    Good one Jimbobs, I was wondering if someone would pull the "smug complacent pricks" into line.


    Ya know what mate,

    It's got fok all to being Smug and all to do with being prepared for the time when ones life in Thailand goes spiraling down the shitter and ya have no one except ya self to help ya back up.
    The attacks on the guy had fvck all to do with concern for his welfare, mate.

    The rest of your post I agree with.

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    Thanks again, I am very aware of the pitfalls, I am in line to inherit a fair amount of money when my dad dies, that's the back up plan. Right now he's 87 and pretty sprightly. I just want to live somewhere where the pension actually lets me have a living and a nice girl to share life with. And yes Katie, I like Kids, her 2 boys are very cute and I'm sure we'll get along very well. I brought up my daughter and stepson on my own so I'm pretty good with kids

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    ^^

    No one is attacking Fatty,

    Its Fatties posts telling us he will give this shithouse a crack relying on an Australian Pension which has the Punters laughing.

    Now he tells us he will have a back up wedge when Pop dies then that's sorted.

    Taking on a bint with two kids though, he can have it.

    So many available woman around why make things fuking complicated ??

    What fookin ever EH.

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    ^ My Nana is 95... I (along with her other Grand kids) will receive a portion of her Estate.

    I'm not planning my financial future with that in mind... anything could happen, she might get pissy I'm off to Japan and cut me out of her will...

    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst... I'm not giving my balls to anyone (including my wife) living in Thailand taught me - you have to look after yourself first (cause no one else will). It's just survival, especially in a foreign land.

    Doesn't mean you have to be a selfish prick, just look out for yourself first bro.

    A wise woman told me once "The only person you can truly trust in this life, is your own mother, she gave you life, will always love you"..

    Unfortunately, the giver of that pearl of wisdom was my mother heh... so I'm fooked basically...

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