My beloved above referenced car, in “British Racing Green” is now officially 20 years old - I purchased new when I was…younger. Still it only has 135,000 miles on it, and runs like a baby’s nose. Cosmetically it’s in less than good condition. And some of the soft tissue parts like rubber and plastic elements are aging out. But would I hop in this sweetheart and drive from Kansas City to L.A.? -Damn Skippy!
My dilemma. Do I restore this beauty at some cost (I’m not a do it yourself in the garage guy), or trade it in and let someone put the next 135,000 miles on it for probably a penny a mile in repair costs? My wife and daughter refuse to ride in it, and I admit the neighbors have agreed to let me stop mowing my lawn if I promise to park it on the next block.
I admit a gently used BMW would be a treat, but a penny a mile…really?