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Old 27-06-2019, 21:26   #1
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Thinking about selling my beloved evo. And getting a cheap camper van.
Had the old girl nearly 7 years now. hardly use it , when I do use it , I mostly feel fantastic.
Just feel the buzz is fading, when I first got her it was like a new hobby, spend spend spend to get her up to scratch, loved every minute. Maybe just need new hobby?
Anybody else felt like this and moved on. I'm 47 , starting to feel a little old for the car!
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Old 27-06-2019, 21:37   #2
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Nope. I've done 700miles since last MOT, 1.2k year before, no point selling you won't find another, unless you REALLY Want rid, that's your call, smiles for miles for me, when I drive it I want nothing else, wanted my car since I was 13, nothing comes close currently in my eyes, looked at a few modern cars which confirmed it, that's my opinion though, just mine

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Old 27-06-2019, 21:39   #3
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You're never too old for an evo.

I think the decision you need to make is whether you want to take on a new project/hobby and will the enjoyment of that outweigh what you get out of the evo.

For me, the evos something special, I've waited 20yrs to get mine and I love it. Its something I've aspired to for a long time and for the foreseeable it's not going anywhere.

You may regret selling it and you may not find something that you connect with like the evo.

Get out there, use it more and see how you feel then.



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Old 27-06-2019, 21:45   #4
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what he said, I'm in the pub so bound to be more legit said it well better than me 100% though

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Old 27-06-2019, 22:13   #5
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Too old for a evo!!! At 47 That’s me knackered then

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Old 27-06-2019, 22:25   #6
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Depends, if it’s sat there doing nothing why keep it? Just remember if you want one again in a few years it’ll cost more for the same car.
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Old 27-06-2019, 23:04   #7
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Cars have nothing to do with age, who cares what other people think. As long as you enjoy cars, do that. If you really do not enjoy it anymore, sell. If needed you can buy one back or a different car. Otherwise it will be always what if..

My lotus is only 500-2500 miles a year. Every mile is a smile. Thought about selling it but why? no loan on it, build the perfect car and is far over specced. Never can buy it back in this condition.

As BaileyK says, they will not become cheaper.
But maintenance/tax/insurance is not free of charge either.
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Old 28-06-2019, 08:04   #8
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If you’ve got to 47 and still care what anyone thinks then there’s a problem. You do all that when you’re younger.

Sell it if you don’t want it, or keep it if you do. But don’t sell because you feel you should. One things for sure, you will struggle to get another good one.
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Old 28-06-2019, 08:13   #9
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Iím 55 with a tme couldnít give a toss how I look and what people think ,could have a more modern car but us older owners realise these cars arenít produced anymore and never will be,often thought of a more grown up car then go out for a blast .
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Old 28-06-2019, 10:03   #10
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Old 28-06-2019, 11:17   #11
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if its all paid for then its a lovely toy to use in the summer -

Whats the mods - surely owning an evo it never stops....
List what you have done, and I will list some more things you can do to it
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Old 28-06-2019, 18:55   #12
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If the buzz is fading it’s time to get rid as it’s a slippery slope , they are not the priceless irreplaceable classics like so many make out. If you did regret it then just buy another one.

Completely understand about the camper van , I’m currently considering one myself, will make far more memories and experience many more places in a camper than an evo plus it will be so much cheaper to run. Would go up in value as much ( if not more ) than an evo to so it’s win win really.
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Old 28-06-2019, 19:19   #13
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Me, 53 years of age, Evo 20 years of age. Don't tell the wife though.
Your as young as the car you drive.
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Old 28-06-2019, 20:00   #14
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But he wants a camper van, You can already see who’s idea that was
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Old 28-06-2019, 20:09   #15
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Justin Iím 52, wouldnít change for anything else, **** what people think but if the camper is pulling you more then thatís the way to go............ but you will regret it
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