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Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 21:37:52 +0100
From: MeatballTurbo <carl.robsonnospamcing-czechs.com>
Subject: Re: Decissions, Decissions, what to do.


In article <BD778EA9.117CA%pjghnospamyonder.co.uk>, pjghnospamyonder.co.uk=20 spouted forth into alt.autos.saab... > in article MPG.1bbbde97952cae1dnospam.individual.net, MeatballTurbo at > carl.robsonnospamcing-czechs.com wrote on 22/09/2004 20:10: >=20 > > In article <2rds9mF18n6tjU1nospamberlin.de>, grunffnospam.com spouted > > forth into alt.autos.saab... > >> MeatballTurbo wrote: > >>=20 > >>> I know I should insure it anyway, and then when insured I could drive= it > >>> more often and keep it running better while I still own it, but I rea= lly > >>> wonder whether I should be keeping it, rather than just trying to mak= e > >>> space. > >>=20 > >> Keep it Carl. You'll miss it if you sell, and kick yourself in 5 years > >> time when you want another C900 and can't find a decent one at a > >> reasonable price. > >>=20 > >> If all you need is offroad storage, let me know, we have plenty of tha= t > >> (outdoor, but safe). > >>=20 > >>=20 > > Well, the local council happen to have garages for rent. > > Seems that the average rent is about =A35.70 a week+VAT. > >=20 > > Might be a little steep, but if I do it by direct debit, I won't notice > > it. > >=20 > > And as long as I don't end up a million miles from nowhere, and in some > > drug den, it should be fine. >=20 > Given that you put it aside because of the running costs and now you're > talking about garaging it and insuring it ... Erm, and running it now and > again ... You're talking yourself back into it. Oh yes, you are!!! :) Yes, because of costs, and becuase I had to run it all the time. So jobs=20 that needed doing couldn't be done got left. Now if I was to put it=20 aside, and do the jobs as and when I can, and run it arround for an hour=20 on weekends and the odd evening, if a job doesn't get finished I can=20 drive home in the Celica, and come back and do it again later. As I hope to do it, a tank of petrol will last months, as will an oil=20 change (3k miles insurance cover, 3K miles oil change Hmmmm), insurance=20 over a year would be minimal, could still drive over and spectate at a=20 few Saab trackdays and the like ( a 300 miles round trip would allow say=20 8 events a year, and some fun driving too). Also as it wouldn't be my=20 daily driver, I could break something tuning, and not panic about it=20 going back on the road immediatley if it needs parts/rebuild. > I really want a flat nose again, but I've promised myself a black 2 door > with sand interior ... Hopefully a pre-APC T8 that I can put a huge turbo > and exhaust on :) That would be nice. --=20 Carl Robson (The poster formerly known as Skodapilot) http://www.bouncing-czechs.com

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