Why are 200q20v's worthless?

Schaible, David David.Schaible at jrspharma.com
Thu Sep 4 06:18:17 PDT 2008

Using one of my avants as a donor was purely a matter of parts cost,
which is like double for most parts specific to the car, and parts
So why complain, you can buy two and put in a little cash and have all
spare parts on the shelf and drive a car that drives like a $25K
car....for $5-8k

David Schaible
JRS Pharma LP
2981 Rt. 22
Patterson, NY 12563

-----Original Message-----
From: CL Wong [mailto:montesawong at yahoo.com] 
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 8:50 AM
To: 200q
Subject: re: Why are 200q20v's worthless? 

Age.  Folks aren't interested in these "old" cars and parts availability
as well as after market support is negligible.  seems like the only
interested people are swappers.

I think I've convinced myself to sell my 200 3 times in the past 9 years
and each time I couldn't bring myself to part with the car.  There's
little out there that I'm willing to pay money for.  My wife works (for
now) at BMW finance and she gets to drive all sorts of (non-M) cars.  we
are currently leasing a 3 wagon and will be swapping for an x3 later
this week.  Though the z4 and 335 cars are quite nice and fast, I can't
justify buying or leasing one.  S8s can be had for $10-13k and it is
tempting though the repair cost and ability to DIY concerns me greatly.

I hope to build a factory five cobra some day so that's even more reason
not to get something else...although I am looking at picking up a
lincoln mark 8 as a donor.

The shift linkage on my 200 is acting up again... sigh.

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