Black-Out wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:44 pm
That said, my wife hasn't put me out of the house yet, but I'm sure by now she's thinking about it. My son and I just bought a B5 Audi S4 Twin Turbo..... this now makes for number 12....... I am now considering counseling for my automotive hoarding/fetish issues.....
That can definitely be a disease. Although I spend a lot of time looking for my next purchase and I definitely have my eye on a couple of different models to add to the stable (X1/9 and/or a 914), I adopted a new mindset in the past year that has slowed down my "buy another car" lust:
I'm not buying another vehicle until I fix all of the little crap on my existing hooptie fleet that drives me nuts. (repeat that 3 times)
Not saying that I have to make them concours condition, because they'll still be "drivers", but the obvious stuff needs to be addressed before I adopt another car.
So, no 914 until the trim piece below the driver's door on the 325i convertible gets reattached (the mounting clips are broken, so not a quick & simple fix that's apparent).
And the brake pad warning light on the same car (the wiring to the pad sensor is broken between the differential and the right rear wheel, which will take some figurin' on how to fix).
Oh, and the windshield washers need to be fixed on that car (not just a washer pump - looks like I need to run new washer hose from the reservoirs to the nozzles).
And, the aftermarket stereo that I had installed about 10 years ago needs the mount adjusted because it has worked loose.
And the glovebox hinges are broken.
And the trunk struts need to be replaced because the trunk lid won't stay up.
And the paint needs to be touched up in about 5 or 6 places.
And it is overdue for a timing belt.
Next let's talk about all of the little projects on the 951.
Then, let's go over the list on the 928.
And then the 996TT.
Oh, and my wife's 955S has a "to do" list as well.
So, once you start thinking about dealing with all of the little issues on your existing cars, it acts like a cold shower on that "buy another car" lust. When I'm retired, yeah, maybe then because I'm trying to find stuff to keep myself busy. But, at the moment, I've got enough on my plate without having another mouth to feed in the already full garage.
(still, if the right deal came along . . . )