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Discuss Bangernomics in Motoring on Navy Net; Heh. If it's going to be a real 'classic' learn how to set the points! However - I recommend the 'big car theory'. Example: bloke buys £30k Volvo S70 2.4 SE auto with extras. Has ...
- 22-10-07, 11:23 #21
Heh. If it's going to be a real 'classic' learn how to set the points!
However - I recommend the 'big car theory'. Example: bloke buys £30k Volvo S70 2.4 SE auto with extras. Has all his servicing done at the main dealer, then sells it to me seven years later for less than 10% of the value. Mercs and BMWs are out unless you can stomach expensive cars with vast mileages. Granted they can do 'em - but you're looking at a higher risk of expensive, low-maintenance parts being replaced if it's been to the moon and back. Think Saab 9-5. Think don't-look-at-the-front Ford Scorpio. Even an Audi A8.
The principle is, get summit that a certain type of bloke (who leaves all his servicing to the main dealer!) would be buying new. But because when he wants another, it's another new one - then it becomes a car that people regard as a bit of a gas-guzzling dino. Then the people who can afford it second-hand, don't like the look of the running costs. With a little luck you'll be paying more at the pumps but you'll never see a vast maintenance bill.
I even get a genuine 30 mpg out of mine - cos I try to keep it till the weather is so truly awful it forces me off my motorbike
22-10-07, 13:40 #22
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- London - previously Kent
Ran a Ford Consul Estate when based in Ariel (as was - later known as Daedalus) for about six months or so.
Wasn't too juicy that I recall - but then fuel wasn't too pricy in those days, and managed a very good turn of speed up the A3 at weekends, a front bench seat (good for cuddle or two with a jenny or two ), column gears (never got in the way of the cuddle), great for running about 8 mates (lots more if they crammed in the back behind the rear bench seat) to the 'Bun Penny' to wind up the Wafus, or other watering holes..'Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive' - Bugs Bunny