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Help....I've got the sell, sell, sell demons in my head...

Jethro

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My head is in turmoil, should I sell it or should I keep it ?

My main reason for wanting to sell my Turbo is that I have a chance to repay my mortgage 3 years early.

This would mean that in 3 years time when some policies that were designed to pay off my mortgage mature I would then have the money available to buy something even more mental, plus I would have also saved 3 years mortgage repayments during that time.

My reason for not selling is pretty obvious.... getting out and driving it, enjoying it and even looking at it. There is no better feeling than driving along a road and dropping down a few gears and feeling 540bhp push you back into the seat just to put a stupid grin on your face.

I know the car very well by now, I also know how well it has been modified and cared for in the past, I also know how hard it would be to replace it with something similar in a few years time.

Someone please talk me in or out of selling ?
 
1. How would you be looking to sell it :?:

At this time of year a trip to a specialist to see what they'd buy it or SOR it for might help you make up your mind. I think you'd be shocked.

2. If you were to sell it could you really wait 3 years for something to match or replace it. :?:


3. Further to 2. What would you run in those 3 years? If you can't think of anything that would put a smile on your face over that 3 years the answer is clear.

:bye:
 
threespins said:
Nothing like the feeling of owning your own house.

I feel a cheeky offer brewing :grin:
 
Re: Help....I've got the sell, sell, sell demons in my head.

Jethro said:
My main reason for wanting to sell my Turbo is that I have a chance to repay my mortgage 3 years early.

This would mean that in 3 years time when some policies that were designed to pay off my mortgage mature I would then have the money available to buy something even more mental, plus I would have also saved 3 years mortgage repayments during that time.

Ditch the bitch and pay off the mortgage early :thumb:
 
T8 said:
1. How would you be looking to sell it :?:

At this time of year a trip to a specialist to see what they'd buy it or SOR it for might help you make up your mind. I think you'd be shocked.

2. If you were to sell it could you really wait 3 years for something to match or replace it. :?:


3. Further to 2. What would you run in those 3 years? If you can't think of anything that would put a smile on your face over that 3 years the answer is clear.

:bye:

I have sold and bought all my cars privately for many years and I don't think I'll ever change that.
I sold my MK2 Escort RS2000 a few weeks ago and if I sold the 911 I wouldn't worry too much what I had for a while because I have already told the wife that due to the supreme sacrifice that I have made so far, she knows to expect something stupid in a few years time. :grin:

Further to my woes, I am also seriously considering moving away from the UK altogether, again that would not be until 2016.
 
Re: Help....I've got the sell, sell, sell demons in my head.

Roro said:
Ditch the bitch and pay off the mortgage early :thumb:

The wife or the Turbo ? :grin:
 
Re: Help....I've got the sell, sell, sell demons in my head.

Jethro said:
Roro said:
Ditch the bitch and pay off the mortgage early :thumb:

The wife or the Turbo ? :grin:

Ouch! You're a brave man, I hope she doesn't know how to use the internets :)
 
Whilst money is still relatively cheap you may as well still have the mortgage (unless you're on a bad rate :frustrated: )

You would be forgiven if you were say on 9 points :cop: and wanting to save your license :judge:

Keep the car and enjoy (as you do) or try a different toy :mrgreen:

Ridders
 
Ridders said:
Whilst money is still relatively cheap you may as well still have the mortgage (unless you're on a bad rate :frustrated: )

You would be forgiven if you were say on 9 points :cop: and wanting to save your license :judge:

Keep the car and enjoy (as you do) or try a different toy :mrgreen:

Ridders

I agree, I was £2k left on mortgage. Could have paid it off and saved for a turbo in a few years. Decided to put £20k back on the offset mortgage and have turbo now :D
 
monty said:
Ridders said:
Whilst money is still relatively cheap you may as well still have the mortgage (unless you're on a bad rate :frustrated: )

You would be forgiven if you were say on 9 points :cop: and wanting to save your license :judge:

Keep the car and enjoy (as you do) or try a different toy :mrgreen:

Ridders

I agree, I was £2k left on mortgage. Could have paid it off and saved for a turbo in a few years. Decided to put £20k back on the
offset mortgage and have turbo now :D

Spot on. Who knows what will happen in 3 years. Better to have a turbo in the garage now that you know and like than 3 years of frustration waiting for the next one. You can always sell it if needs must later
 
if you've already thought about selling then its just a matter of time before you do.

Trust your instincts, I'd sell.
 
threespins said:
Nothing like the feeling of owning your own house.

Zantaz said:
if you've already thought about selling then its just a matter of time before you do.

Trust your instincts, I'd sell.

Couldn't agree more with the above. After all, your home's an appreciating asset, 99% of cars out there including Porsches aren't.

~ Maxie :thumb:
 
Sell the turbo, buy one of those cheap 996 Carrera timebombs :eek:, pay off the mortgage in 12-18 months. :)
 
Listen your head. In 3 years time how much do you think you will have to spend to get a car with the same performance ....?
 

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