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Old 10-02-2003, 01:06   #1 (permalink)
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Short Term Pain Versus Long Term Gain

Reading a number of posts floating around about Tickford/FPV's losing value, this exhaust versus that exhaust, which is better and why, blah, blah, blah (and I might add there are plenty) I feel I must be be missing something here:

Firstly, I am amazed at the number of people spending big bucks modifying their GT's. What do people look for when buying a used GT, not a 2-3 year old one, but a 2-3 decade old one?? Originality, at any price! In fact people will go to ridiculous lengths to keep em just as the manufacturer made them, warts and all.

Secondly, if FPV aren't building the optimum balance of excellence in engineering, performance, acceptable noise and economy, for their exhaust systems, they need to be given the word to up the ante. This is supposed to be a premium performance product, if you spend $2.5k on an aftermarket exhaust, the reality is it probably cost you $5k considering the cost in the original vehicle.

As a T3 Owner, I for one will be looking to keep it low K's, clean and original, and if its any bloody good it will still be in my shed until well after my super payments reverse direction (A bloody long time).

Next years model is always going to have a few more features, go a little bit faster, be a bit better; if they weren't you would never buy one, would you?

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If you have heard a GT you will understand why we put an aftermarket exhaust on(need a bit more rumble),I will be keeping my old one(same with lowered springs)so it can be converted back to orginal in the future.
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As a T3 Owner, I for one will be looking to keep it low K's, clean and original, and if its any bloody good it will still be in my shed until well after my super payments reverse direction (A bloody long time).
Ok, I'm not taking a dig at you but you may as well get the car wrapped up and not use it period.

There are far better returns through other forms of investment that may actually fund the mods some of these guys are spending the dosh on.
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the number of modified FPVs is barely a fraction of the amount of stock/unmodified FPVs.....
the ratio of GTs now being modified to non-modified is probably just the same as it has always been...even back in the muscle car days
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Ok, I'm not taking a dig at you but you may as well get the car wrapped up and not use it period.

There are far better returns through other forms of investment that may actually fund the mods some of these guys are spending the dosh on.

Agreed! I can't see the point in buying a great car and never driving the thing. I would get much more pleasure out of driving my car than any dollars that may come my way in 20 - 30 years time.
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Low Km's doesn't mean No Km's
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for as many totally original older GTs there are far more modified ones ..modified to some extent from mild to wild.
I applaud you for wanting to keep it stock but it's not everyone's cup of tea
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Are you saying your not going to modify your GT because it will devalue your car in the future,if so I dont think you will see these GT's going up in value like the old one's, the day's of making money from car's are gone,these new FPV GT's arn't going to be worth no where near the value of the XW/Y's IMO.
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the number of modified FPVs is barely a fraction of the amount of stock/unmodified FPVs.....
the ratio of GTs now being modified to non-modified is probably just the same as it has always been...even back in the muscle car days
Stop and smell the roses just for a minute.

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