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View Poll Results: How much $$$ (not including services or repairs)
Nothing, stock as a rock 11 12.09%
Under $5,000 35 38.46%
$5,000 - $10,000 17 18.68%
$10,000 - $15,000 10 10.99%
$20,000 - $25,000 7 7.69%
$25,000 - $30,000 2 2.20%
over $30,000 8 8.79%
No Idea (not keeping count) 1 1.10%
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Old 10-18-2004, 06:52   #1 (permalink)
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How much have you spent?

Just recently i've been spending a bit of money on my car and seeing as i'm fairly young, the only reason I haven't spent even more is because the cash flow is shortening after bills and supplies. I've spent about 5-6k on my VL Turbo since I got it and was talking to a couple of mates from work and they've spend over $20k on their cars, one of them well over 50k.

So i'm just interested in what car and on average how much would you have spent on it?
Note: do not include the price of your car...
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Old 10-18-2004, 07:00   #2 (permalink)
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well i only got my eski about 6 months ago and it was a real fixer upper lol

so i dont know if alot of that comes under repairs but i intend to spend at least another 10 on her to get her just the way i want but knowing me it probably be more hehehehehe
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Old 10-18-2004, 15:41   #3 (permalink)
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Re: How much have you spent?

I suppose the main thing is that if you are going to spend some serious money make sure its a car that you really really want to keep for a long time, continuously want to repair, and garage every night...otherwise I would suggest you are just wasting your money going for big mods as you generally never get back what you spend when it comes time to sell....
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Old 10-18-2004, 15:55   #4 (permalink)
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Re: How much have you spent?

Whats the bet Gary picks the last option.......... and me? 5 to 7 grand.
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Old 10-18-2004, 15:59   #5 (permalink)
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Re: How much have you spent?

I spent $5000 on my mini fixing it up. It now sits in the shed and doesnt/cant move.
I spent about $8000 on my XF including a worked 6 and also a v8 conversion plus the usual mods, suspension, tints, 17's etc. Sold it for $1000 as I couldnt get an engineers certificate for it and the parents wanted it out of the driveway. I kept the wheels.
I have just finished spending $8000 on my EB turbocharging it. I plan to keep this car for a long time. More money will be spent on the driveline and engine strengthening and it will be a seriously fast street/strip one day.
Then there is the usual $2500-$3000 on car stereo gear that gets transferred from car to car.
Once the EB is finished Im not spending another cent on car modifications. I just bought a motorbike so If i want to go fast ill get on that.

/looks again and breaks down in tears.

Im 20 years old now. Its time to grow up and be sensible. But I have done it know and I have to say I enjoyed all of it. The money could have been invested more wisely, especially with the crack down on modified cars these days.
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Old 10-18-2004, 16:03   #6 (permalink)
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Old 10-18-2004, 16:36   #7 (permalink)
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ive spent over $45k on my esp
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Old 10-18-2004, 17:21   #8 (permalink)
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Re: How much have you spent?

A year or over the time you've owned the car ???
average $7k per year..Though lately the average has gone up....
Just alittle....Cough...
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Old 10-18-2004, 18:13   #9 (permalink)
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Re: How much have you spent?

well although my car doesnt look standard iv only spent about $150 on mods
that included:
- $8 for pinstriping for flames
- $60 for vynil paint for my interior,
- $10 for chrome air filter
- $45 for full sound system (2-6x9's, 2 - 4inch, & CD player)
- $40 Seat covers
i have also done alot of free mods
- LTD bonnet & grill, new boot, steering wheel, wheels, custom stickers in the interior

the rest was already on the car (lowered, engine mods)

not bad cause the car only cost $200
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Old 10-18-2004, 18:40   #10 (permalink)
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Re: How much have you spent?

I know some people don't like to know, but I can't stand not knowing.
Over the last 12 Months, I've spent just under $20,000. Majority of it
on the Fairlane, and I don't regret a cent!
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