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#548377 - 16/12/18 04:27 PM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: John V6]
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I've never heard Dave mention it either John and he is justifiably proud of his OCD.
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#550757 - 29/12/18 09:05 PM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: pete757]
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Registered: 03/12/18
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Update!

Firstly, hope one and all have had a great Christmas! :>)

I am still looking... but getting closer to finding the right car.

Several options...

I am wondering, how 'mileage sensitive' are the cars... is a car that is 2-3 years old with 22k miles a bad way to go... or is perhaps 22k miles on an 6 year old car ok?

I have also looked at 6 year old cars with 6k - 8k miles on them... how much more 'value' does that add?

Finally, is going for a new one with the '110 Anniversary' goodies, about £8k worth, going to hold onto it's value more?

Cheers,

Pete.
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#550762 - 29/12/18 09:34 PM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: pete757]
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22k after 3 years sounds ok. Too few miles could be problematic as things can seize etc. if not used. I’ve never worried about resale value.
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#550800 - 30/12/18 09:06 AM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: Fox Terrier]
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Originally Posted By Fox Terrier
22k after 3 years sounds ok. Too few miles could be problematic as things can seize etc. if not used. I’ve never worried about resale value.


Completely agree.
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#550810 - 30/12/18 09:37 AM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: pete757]
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I’d be happy with any from brand new to old basket, each has a value and different benefits. The unique feature of a Morgan though, is that you can have a new one.

Don’t worry, you won’t lose any value with anything you buy, you arrived in the world with nothing and you’ll leave with nothing. laugh2

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#550813 - 30/12/18 09:52 AM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: pete757]
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22 k is not a lot. Cars not driven can be a source of many issues as things dry up & or seize.

Good luck with your choice.
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#550819 - 30/12/18 10:07 AM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: ewn]
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Originally Posted By ewn
you arrived in the world with nothing and you’ll leave with nothing.


I arrived in this world with nothing and I've still got most of it left.
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#550822 - 30/12/18 10:13 AM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: ewn]
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Originally Posted By ewn
Don’t worry, you won’t lose any value with anything you buy, you arrived in the world with nothing and you’ll leave with nothing. laugh2


Ha! I am not worried about that... as my ex-wife has most of it now!
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#550831 - 30/12/18 10:48 AM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: Hamwich]
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Originally Posted By Hamwich
I arrived in this world with nothing and I've still got most of it left.

Seasick Steve.
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#550836 - 30/12/18 11:03 AM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: BobtheTrain]
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A great line from seasick Steve, slightly puts me in mind of one of the many excellent anecdotes Billy Connolly came out with in Part 1 of the documentary about him the other night.

"When I was nominated for a knighthood, the woman interviewing me said, very nicely, ‘It’ll be strange for you, having a knighthood, coming from nothing.’ And I said, I don’t come from nothing. I come from something.”

For those who didn't see it (I think it was called Made in Scotland) on BBC2, I highly recommend you watch it on the iPlayer.
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