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Kombis not cheep to keep

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Dudo, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Dudo

    Dudo New Member

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    New clutch, new rear main seal, some sort of new bearing between the gearbox and the motor, some other part and a few other things plus a rewire in two weeks, who said kombis where for hippies. Hippies would be lucky to keep one on the road these dayz:lol: I'll keep the economy going, now fix my bus:D
     
  2. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    I dont think any car is cheap to keep anymore - unless you can do it all yourself.
     
  3. The Dub Driver (Byronbug)

    The Dub Driver (Byronbug) Well-Known Member

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    If you were talented in every aspect of a car...servicing, panelbeating, painting..etc...it would be alot less pressure on your wallet :lol:
     
  4. Dudo

    Dudo New Member

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    Hahaha yeah your not wrong plus heaps of spare time ,a big shed and the list would go on:lol:
     
  5. josh-kombi-kid

    josh-kombi-kid New Member

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    Ayy' im a hippie, but my kombi isnt on the road' so technically ur correct :)
     
  6. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Just be careful of empire builders.:mad:
     
  7. leithbro

    leithbro Member

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    ahh.... but if you had a new car, how much would you have lost last year in depreciation? At least with the kombi you'll see some of it back one day!

    That's my argument and i'm sticking to it :lol:
     
  8. Carter

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    leithbro makes an excellent point! haha. PLUSSS how much for, say, an airfilter on a modern car?? 60 - 100 dollars?? 60 - 100 dollars is the cost to do a general service on a kombi, if that... (oils, points and so on)... and labour is free because you do it yourself and if you don't know how, well, this is where you learn :) .... that's what i always tell my mates that pay me out.... I would even speculate that what you just had would probably cost twice as much on a modern car than on a simple engined kombi :p but maybe not haha
     
  9. btc-er

    btc-er Member

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    I worked out that my 2003 Golf is depreciating by something like $2500 per year. :eek: Plus every time it goes near a mechanics the bill seems to come in around the $700 mark. :wtf: Owning a new(ish) car isn't cheap either.
     
  10. dbs

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    the rest is standard for any car of age.... I suggest you get the clutch and pressure plate done while you're in that area....

    but the rewire? are you doing a complete restoration?
     
  11. Dudo

    Dudo New Member

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    The rewire is in the engine bay. Its a mess ,a time bomb, Dodgie wiring every where. heaps of add ons, bad bad bad
     
  12. phatratpat

    phatratpat New Member

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    it has NEVER been about the coin !!!.................:p
     
  13. jerrys_bus

    jerrys_bus Active Member

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    its me hobby :D
     
  14. qwoffmeister

    qwoffmeister New Member

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    Expensive hobby. Cheap car. That's how I've reconciled it in my balance sheet of life.
     
  15. dbs

    dbs Member

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    ah that old nugget,... I think many of us have seen that issue.

    ;)
     
  16. Van Housing

    Van Housing Well-Known Member

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    ...take it from my cold, dead hands

    Exactly!!! It would actually be a lot cheaper and easier for Alice and I to use a combination of public transport, taxis and even planes to get around..... but how much fun would that be?!! I don't judge the value of my pets by their cost, nor do I similarly judge my kombi ....
     
  17. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    You cant take it with you! Money that is!

    If there is a nuclear war then no modern cars will work with their fried electrics, power to the points and condenser!
     
  18. dbs

    dbs Member

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    does nuclear explosion kill electronics..... I guess it kills anything within the blast range ... even kombis
     
  19. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure it's the reason the army still uses valve radio's
     
  20. Dingostrategy

    Dingostrategy Active Member

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    Oh man the armageddon is going to be a complete pain in the arse.
     

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