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Old 02-24-2007, 11:40 PM   #11
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I just shelled out $1500 to repair a car I bought for $2600 3 days ago *gag*
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Old 02-27-2007, 02:42 AM   #12
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look at it this way. you spend 4200 on your bonneville and you know what you have down to the last nut and bolt....mainly cause you replaced them yourself! anyhow, your other choice is to spend the 4 grand on another used car and start all over again with "what'* going to go next". i'd spend the money on the evil i know!

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That'* what I have been thinking. I know exactly what I have.
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:53 AM   #14
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considering the things that I didn't have to do to my Bonne to keep her on the road I conside the money I spent on her well spent. If I didn't need the WJ I know I could have dropped no more than a grand into her and she would have been good for another few years without needing anything more than basic up keep. And if she was boosted I can't even imagine the money I would have spent on it.
One way or another you're going to spend money on keeping a car, either monthly payments or maintenance. I remember one guy thought it was rediculous that I spent the money for a new CAT saying he would rather get a new car than waste so much money on that type of repair, yeah he doesn't know to much about working on cars yourself
As long as you know what to expect from your car I don't see a problem with spending money on keeping it running.
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thats exactly the way I see it also! I miss the car and I want it back, so it will be reborn
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:02 AM   #16
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I picked my car up for 500.00 and change off of ebay. To date, I think I have sunk nearly2500 and change into THAT and it is far from done Thing is, I wanted an SSEi and I knew that with such a car, upkeep costs are going to get me. But no matter how much I spend, the car is bought and paid for and will be in my stable for some time to come. To me, despite the problems I inherited, it'* still a nice enough ride. No rust at all, undercarriage looks great for the age, and now the engine is almost brand new and a freshened up trans is going in real soon.

It was said before...if the car isn't considered a classic, any money you put into it you are going to lose. In my case, the SSEi has only appreciated in value since I have owned it (not due to collectivity, but due to gaining back drivability). But I am not looking to make any money off of it...it is however, going to save wear and tear on the one car I AM making payments on
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I wish I had gotten mine fixed.
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