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Re: New car time next year.
Reply #30 on: October 08, 2017, 15:53:47 PM
I've put my FTO up for sale, but in all honesty, having taken it out for a drive today I think I may regret it deeply.

What to do?  :-\

It's not practical for me to have two weekend cars, and it shouldn't matter now I have the Cayman, but Ron is so fun to drive :(


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Re: New car time next year.
Reply #31 on: October 09, 2017, 00:01:01 AM
bad link :-(

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Re: New car time next year.
Reply #32 on: October 09, 2017, 06:40:10 AM
Just sell it while its still in good shape and not languishing. Find a decent buyer on Pistonheads that will look after it. :thumbup:

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Reply #33 on: October 09, 2017, 08:31:27 AM
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Really? Works fine for me.

Just sell it while its still in good shape and not languishing. Find a decent buyer on Pistonheads that will look after it. :thumbup:

Already got several interested parties. Put it up for sale in the FTO owners club on Saturday and had two people seriously interested in less than an hour. Just can't do it right now.

Re: New car time next year.
Reply #34 on: October 09, 2017, 15:08:11 PM
how you like the porsche ?

Re: New car time next year.
Reply #35 on: October 09, 2017, 23:18:37 PM
how you like the porsche ?

It's great, absolutely loving it. Quite a bit faster and more refined. But I think I generally have more "fun" driving the FTO.

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Re: New car time next year.
Reply #36 on: October 10, 2017, 06:46:22 AM
That's why I think I'd be happy with a classic Boxster instead of one of the newer ones, bit more raw, nicer engine (and cheaper!) Money pit baby comes first though :lol:

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Re: New car time next year.
Reply #37 on: October 10, 2017, 07:37:34 AM
https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/family/mitsubishi_fto

Has there been a creep up in used FTO prices? Most Japanese marquees of the era have seen steady climbs as shabby examples go beyond economical repair.

How much is it costing you a year? You could SORN it, but if it just sits doing absolutely nothing it's going to probably be better for the car if you don't, even if you give it very light usage.

Has it got any rust, or any proper niggles? If so head says get rid even if heart says no, if you're not able to give it your full attention they'll get on top of you and likely trash the car, or at the very least give you further unwanted bills for remedial work.

If it's a manual, the mileage is low and the condition is good you know that's the most desirable combination and most likely to appreciate if the prices have bottomed out, ultimately it's up to you, but when it's gone with so few left I doubt you'd ever get it back.

If you really do have more fun driving the FTO perhaps you're thinking of selling the wrong car! :o

Whatever you end up doing, you'll probably regret it, such is life  :lol:
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Re: New car time next year.
Reply #38 on: October 11, 2017, 10:03:04 AM
Has there been a creep up in used FTO prices? Most Japanese marquees of the era have seen steady climbs as shabby examples go beyond economical repair.


Car prices are bound to move a bit, especially with the drop in the value of the pound.  Rarer imports will go up in price.

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