They are like a good woman they cost a fortune, break your heart and finally leave you pennyless. But hey, what else would we spend our money on.
When you own a 20ish year old car, you don't.When do you stop?
Yip. but don't get me wrong.When you own a 20ish year old car, you don't.
You either buy it simply to use until something breaks and then scrap it without spending much on it, or you buy it to love it and care for it and the amount of time an money you spend on it is part of being an 'enthusiast'.
If you get to the point of even thinking "enough is enough" having already spent on it much more than it is actually worth, you probably made the wrong decision to acquire it in the first place
That's how it is with these car's. Love it or leave it.Yip. but don't get me wrong.
This car was bought as a project to stop me from going insane during lockdown.
I really enjoyed resurecting it from the dead.
But it ends up changing everything, then you buy hard to get spares (just in case you need them in the future) but in reality these spares never break down on you and just fill your garage space.
After a couple of years you finally get your MOT, tax and insurance, exiting times, you can drive it.
Then the wheel bearings go, cv joints, clutch swivel siezes and anything that moves decides to pack in.
The car ends up back in the garage for repairs and you cant use it.
Then it dawns on you just how much it has cost, you could have bought a really nice TF for half the price you have paid out.
You think ,, well it should be worth quite a bit more than your original purchase now that all of that work has been done.
Nope youre lucky to make a couple of hundred if youre lucky.
I'll just keep it and enjoy it as long as I can keep it alive, it will never be more than a project
Hi, you said on the 8th March that you thought you had bought the wrong car and that there was always something going wrong/ needing repair/replacement. So as I said then maybe you should let it go and let someone else love it. But the other day you were asking about window switches! So are you fed up with the car or ?????? Regards D4KGP.I can sympathise with the OP,
i am at that point were i have spent more than it is worth and still have many tasks to complete.
So in deed where does it end .
The finished car is just not worth any were near the total expense.
I don't even get the satisfaction of working on it any more .
No one has suggested that it is! Regards D4KGP.Is it not a case of a love / hate relationship.
My reply at #10 was in response to Bluestuff ref #8, to get the full picture follow his posts. I don't understand your comment "most confusing comment." I agree fully with what Man in the Car has said, I love working on and driving my F. Regards D4KGP.Most confusing comment, I would have thought most people get to a stage where they have invested what them is a lot of money and feel as the title states when to stop.
No one is arguing! We are just giving our opinions/advice and trying to be helpful in whatever way we can. Regards D4KGP.Not going to argue with you over comments made, I replied in regards to the original point of view.