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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-16-02, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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What's best bang for your bucks?

Comment in thread on what you'd get if you got an insurance payout about getting $1,000 XF shitheap with 351 raises this: Are you better building up a car or buying someone else's folly?

There's any number of top cars advertised all the time with stupid amounts of money spent on doing some serious mods, which make them unattractive to most of the market and depress their price hugely. Assuming you can tell that they've been done properly (or at least you think you can), and especially if they've been done professionally and you can talk to the bloke who did them, I reckon they're heaps better value than building up your own.

Would you rather be the buyer or seller of something with genuine receipts for $25,000 that is worth maybe $7,000 to $10,000 on sale?
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Let me ask this., would you like selling a $90k xr for only $40k????
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Originally posted by laminge
Let me ask this., would you like selling a $90k xr for only $40k????
haha poor Laminge, ur talking about your beast? don't worry mate you'll get your new AV XR already done for you. Should be this evening when we get some news.
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buying someone elses project is the go i say.

provided you can find something simmilar to what you would build yourself you could save heaps of money and heartake.
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My only concern on the matter would be buying a modified car that has been thrashed to hell - which is the surely one of the only reasons someone would sell a car that they spent so much on?...

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-17-02, 02:28 AM
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in hindsight....

shopping for a well done (which is rare) car is far far better way to spend your money.
I went so so so so wrong / overboard / do everythign three times and now reckon I could do my car for about 30 grand less ....... for that much I could have bought a car that would be just as good!

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