the economics of continually buying worn out, old beater cars

grappletech wrote:

200K is just broke in for a WCVW. My mom's '86 Golf has well more than that now - maybe 300K (I haven't seen it in a couple years.) My '84 'roccet had 240K on it when I sold it and it ran like a damn sewing machine - I just didn't have the time to replace the radiator and rear brakes like it needed and didn't need the extra car laying around. I think that the GTI I was referring to above had maybe only 180K on it but it was a "barn car" before I got it so a lot of the rotating accessories had to be replaced. You can't equate the 74-up watercooleds with the earlier aircooleds, I don't really know what the service life is of a WCVW because I've never kept one long enough to reach it!
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