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Re: V8 5 speed - What they are really worth
>Granted, the S6 4.2 is arguably more car, but there is NOTHING between the V8/5 and the S6 4.2/6
in price or performance for me and my needs.<
You hit the nail on the head. For you and your needs. That have something that is perfect for you
is great. I have several hunting dogs, which I have
spent many hours training and nashing teeth over.
For me, the dogs are now perfect. I would not sell
either of them for $10,000, really. What are they worth? Well, 4-5 year olds, broke to wing and shot,
excellent in retrieve, pointing, backing, etc., in the
midwest, maybe $2,500-$3,000 MAX. What I would
take for them really has no effect on what the market
would give me for them. See?
>Thus my indifference point on a sale is $30-35k depending upon the D-mark/US$ at the moment<
that is your prerogative, completely. just understand that your "indifference point" is unrealistic--so far as the market is concerned.
>That's just the fact. If you are not looking for that kind of performance and build quality in a V8 package, then we aren't even in the same
Look, the performance of my 89 200tq wagon surpasses, the performance I have found with the several V8's I have driven. I am not downing the V8
in any manner. Just stating facts. Now, my car has
a market value. Probably worth $5k to the dealer, *maybe* $8,000 max to someone who must have
what I have. Would I take $8k? No. But what I would take is irrelevant to market value, so long as
I don't control the market.
>Lot's of V8/5 owners think this way, not just me.<
they seem to be a proud bunch, as they should be.
>Were my car totalled, I would be screwed, which is why I keep careful track of the prices of v8/5's independent of auto models and later 4.2 models.
If that were the case, I would HOPE I can extract 17-18k from the insurance>
For your sake, I hope so too. Would be interesting
to see what insurance has paid on a wrecked one.
Saw one that needed a rear clip once, sold for around $4,500, as I recall. Black, mid mileage. Nice car.