why won't my car sell????? - Reality training

Djdawson2 at aol.com Djdawson2 at aol.com
Mon Jan 27 10:24:48 EST 2003

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I bought mine in 6/02... pearl/black sport, completely stock except an extra
set of mille miglia wheels.  The car was in very nice cosmetic condition,
both in and out, drove and started excellent... really didn't "need" anything
when I bought it except a new thermostat.  120k on the clock, and I paid $5k.
 I can't say I've got less than 6k in it now (too many "adjustments" made),
but I think 5k was indicative of the market at that time.  I've watched
numerous 20v sell on ebay for just short of this figure.  I think if you're
going to sell, you're going to have to bite the bullet.

It seems to me that the only way you can avoid getting left holding the
depreciation bag, is to buy at, or near, the bottom of the curve (right now
for the 20v), have fun with it for 12 to 18 months, and sell... keeping all
your mod parts for your next project.  I've been able to do this for years,
keeping my daily driver expense (less gas, oil and tires) at around 1k per
year, and sometimes less.  Special cars certainly do better, as I drove an
'85 urq daily for over 2 years, and sold it for nearly 4k more than I paid
for it.  Anyway, best of luck.

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