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post #2 of (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 2018, 10:04 AM
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as you say, other than being totalled in an accident, there is pleasure and a sense of pride in DIY mechanics that is required to keep any older car in good condition and safe. For me, the idea of shelling out for a new car from a dealership and the depreciation is a no. Been there and lost 12K value on an Alfa after one year. Never again, so, for the cost of routine maintenance and even the odd big job I am content with the costs involved.

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