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?
A classic is a classic for what it is, not what you can make it!