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Old 12-08-2017, 05:22   #1
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Where to go after evo ownership

After a year and a bit of owning my viii MR I'm unsure what to do . Not sure if I sell it or not . The problem is it only does like 2k a year and is garaged . Just don't get time to drive it ... but I'm now scared I sell it and they increase in value over the next few years . But also would need a toy that is still quick , but not sure what puts a smile on yer face after owning an evo


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Old 12-08-2017, 05:56   #2
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Keep the evo

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Old 12-08-2017, 06:01   #3
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Yeah keep the evo


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Old 12-08-2017, 06:15   #4
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Keep it ,don't make cars like them anymore
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:51   #5
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Thought everyone would say that lol . Heads pickled


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Old 12-08-2017, 08:08   #6
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I would personally keep it as they are holding/rising in value.

There isn't much that can do what the EVO can do, I know I will be keeping my EVO for a long time regardless of how much it's used.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:13   #7
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Pound for pound, nothing, but nothing, puts a smile on your face like an Evo.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:27   #8
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Depends if you need the money? You have to spend a lot to not look back after selling an evo. The number of people on her that have 'moved on' only to come back to an evo says a lot

Keeping a car in the hope it may gain a little value seems madness to me. Yes if you have a very low mile show car, fair enough, but anything else, by the time you've serviced it (need to keep up to date even if it hasnt moved much,if you think it may gain value), insure it, maintain it, and store it, I doubt the value gain will exceed the cost

Sell it because the money is needed elsewhere, keep it because you want it, decide a price you would happily sell for, advertise, sell if you get your price, keep if you dont.

I just feel that, unless your car is something special, keeping it in the hope it may gain value is a waste of time

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Old 12-08-2017, 09:34   #9
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Well mines done 20 miles this year - to the MOT station and back.

Not going anywhere for the minute but as Stu points out if the money can be used better elsewhere then sell it.
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20miles is a distant memory

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Well mines done 20 miles this year - to the MOT station and back.

Not going anywhere for the minute but as Stu points out if the money can be used better elsewhere then sell it.
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:37   #11
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I would buy a A45 AMG......quicker and more capable than any EVO, and more engaging too. A EVO can't touch one of those in any area and it's a massive step up in performance.
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I have driven the A45 AMG, last few days I have been test driving the GLA45 AMG. Both great modern cars and the GLA has the 375bhp engine, with lots of toys and driver setups. Exhaust note was great. My girlfriend prefers the AMG over the Evo. She wants me to get a modern car

But I got back into my X and felt at home. Probably because I have had Evo's for over 12 years and keep coming back to them.

Value for money versus performance the Evo wins. I have followed my friend in his A45 AMG which is modified and easily stayed with him. My X is at 400/380 and feels fast. The AMG's are great cars and if I had £30/40k free I would have one as well as the Evo.

To the OP, if you don't need to sell it then don't. If you want a new car then the AMG would be my first choice as a replacement, but I love 'tinkering/modifying my cars and I would be limited to what I could do with the newer car. Evo's are relatively cheap to get good performance gains from, and they make such a difference to the drive.
And Evo's are holding money well at the minute, and will continue that way due to the fact they are not been made any more.
Special editions etc will always be sought after.

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Old 12-08-2017, 15:36   #13
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I would buy a A45 AMG......quicker and more capable than any EVO, and more engaging too. A EVO can't touch one of those in any area and it's a massive step up in performance.
I beg to differ sir
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I beg to differ sir
Maybe a standard evo in a straight line, try them round bends, or on track! Dont touch an evo!!

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I would buy a A45 AMG......quicker and more capable than any EVO, and more engaging too. A EVO can't touch one of those in any area and it's a massive step up in performance.
I had one after my X that was running just under 400/400, whilst it was a step up in quality the handling was abysmal and gave me no confidence, it also didn't feel as fast (maybe that was because it was quieter in the cabin)
I persevered with it for four months then traded it in for an F80 M3, best car I've ever driven!
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