[V8] What a chintzy way to get ahead, or I absolutely HATE it when this happens.....

Barry Bentley Barry.Bentley at bentley.com
Wed Jan 28 08:57:13 EST 2004

There was a particular expression I used to hear from my father. Then I had
kids so I used it on them. Now they come right back at me with it if (when)
I do something similar to what Roger is contemplating:

"More money than brains"

(Roger, take no offense, of course).


-----Original Message-----
From: David Head [mailto:v8q at bellsouth.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 8:48 AM
To: Justin Bowers
Cc: v8 at audifans.com; 'Roger M. Woodbury'
Subject: Re: [V8] What a chintzy way to get ahead, or I absolutely HATE it
when this happens.....

He gave me grief too when I told him I was buying new seats for the 
'92... Ah, the impetuousness of youth...
Dave Head

Justin Bowers wrote:

>Just wanted to add that I for one find your posts entertaining to read 
>and frankly am delighted that both of the V8's I've owned came from 
>owners like yourself who viewed maintenance as paramount, without 
>regard to what the return on their cost would be...perhaps that is why 
>I've had such an incredible experience with the two that I've owned.
>I also believe that most of us put far more into our cars then what we 
>will ever get back upon the sell of our vehicles, but I think the daily 
>grin we receive while driving such a wonderful vehicle requires some 
>kind of cost - hell I've lost more on one years depreciation on my 
>wife's new Range Rover then I've spent on maintenance on my V8 in the 
>last 8 years and I wouldn't trade my car for her Range Rover in a 
>I for one would certainly expect to pay something of a premium for a 
>car that has been maintained regardless of expense versus one that was 
>maintained with regard to cost...just my $0.02 - and yes I've been on 
>both ends of the deal where I've got far less then I "invested" when 
>selling and received far more then what a previous owner had "invested" 
>upon purchasing...in the long run I think Karma pays off.

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