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Given the cost of everything at the minute, I'd been considering giving up one of my 3 cars. But it's such a tough decision, I don't think I'll let any of them go. I love my R50 as much as my R53 tbh, it's great fun in a different way to the R53.
 

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It is a tough call. Going to get them both cleaned up and have a good think by this weekend on which to sell. It’s not straight forward, as both have their high points and I keep flipping between the 2
I guess the real killer is which will be better to keep for the next 5+ years and what I’ll get back for it with what I’ll spend to keep it running etc
 

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Thanks for all the comments chaps. Is the R53 choice from everyone based on fun or costs to run long term (ignoring the current fuel bollocks) and it’s longer life value? I
 

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For me it is the fun element primarily, (big word for me). I also think both will hold their values well but the 53 would be my choice. Appreciate there are some nice bits on the 50. Take them off and if they transfer to your 53 all good. If not flog them and try and make a few more quid. Thoughie though.
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Neither will have a huge value (not so much as to make you rich or poor if you get it wrong) in the future.

Some people are making a fortune by inferring otherwise ordinary cars will be a "sound investment" just because they are getting older.
 

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Neither will have a huge value (not so much as to make you rich or poor if you get it wrong) in the future.

Some people are making a fortune by inferring otherwise ordinary cars will be a "sound investment" just because they are getting older.
I don’t expect to have a classic here like a Mk2 Escort worth £20k for instance, but just holding a reasonable value still in 5years or so. I guess it’s a pot shot regarding that with the plans to eliminate all fuel cars one day…
 

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For me it is the fun element primarily, (big word for me). I also think both will hold their values well but the 53 would be my choice. Appreciate there are some nice bits on the 50. Take them off and if they transfer to your 53 all good. If not flog them and try and make a few more quid. Thoughie though.
Tommo.
yeah I am thinking R53. I’d like to take the front subframe just done and rear sway bar from the R50, just got to see if getting the parts of the R53 is worth it as the R50 was a pig to do for the guy who did it for me.
Whilst I’m handy with spanners and can do general things, as a 50 year old with kidney failure, the heavy work fucks me out 😂
 

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It could be worth putting the 53 to stock and selling it while they are getting a decent price perhaps, they don't seem to get much more with stuff on them, fit the bits to the 50 and run that for less, keep it's stock parts and sell on any mod parts when that goes at some point, or sell on the stuff instead and run the 50 as is if you like it. As for future running costs either could develop problems, 50 will be cheaper for full motors for a while I expect, less so for gearboxes if Getrag, either car can be a hoot through the lanes, both are common cars, neither are for speculators imo, not for a very long time, and only then certain factory spec in a particular state.
 
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jesus the black and white thing? Seriously wtf? I know we are meant to be nice but wowzers, if it was a horse you would kill it with a hammer you wouldn't waste a bullet.
What the actual fuk are the headlight things? take the vinyl off it and sell it on.
Blue one has potential, im happy to help guide you, I feel you need guidance, which I think u do, think of me as a shite yoda type figure.
 

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Admin, please close my account. Having already expressed my mental health stability on this site, I don’t need this. To BigJim, Mike, Cars&Bikes, and all the rest of the nice guys here, good luck with your cars and projects.
 

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jesus the black and white thing? Seriously wtf? I know we are meant to be nice but wowzers, if it was a horse you would kill it with a hammer you wouldn't waste a bullet.
What the actual fuk are the headlight things? take the vinyl off it and sell it on.
Blue one has potential, im happy to help guide you, I feel you need guidance, which I think u do, think of me as a shite yoda type figure.
Got context in case it’s deleted. I’m done.
 

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jesus the black and white thing? Seriously wtf? I know we are meant to be nice but wowzers, if it was a horse you would kill it with a hammer you wouldn't waste a bullet.
What the actual fuk are the headlight things? take the vinyl off it and sell it on.
Blue one has potential, im happy to help guide you, I feel you need guidance, which I think u do, think of me as a shite yoda type figure.
Listen up knob head, if thss how your going to converse with valued members, f uck off and find another site.
 

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What the hell happened here? I know that MT was always more open to banter and expressing your opinion but holy shit. @Motorhead everyone can express their opinion here but come on, to do it like that?

@Chalky13 it would be a shame if you leave. As you know, the forum is not as active as it used to be and to loose an active member would be a bummer. But if you still want to have your account deleted, I’ll drop you a PM.
 

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Oh for god sake, chill out folks, I’m sorry if that’s was taken seriously or literally maybe I need a political correctness recalibration.

He asked which one to sell, he asked!!

I’ve done loads of things to cars my m8s have wet themselves laughing at, it’s not life and death
 

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Oh for god sake, chill out folks, I’m sorry if that’s was taken seriously or literally maybe I need a political correctness recalibration.

He asked which one to sell, he asked!!

I’ve done loads of things to cars my m8s have wet themselves laughing at, it’s not life and death
If your intention was to be helpful, then I suggest you learn how express yourself appropriately. Based on your prior post earlier in this thread, you have a long way to go.

Before you bluntly appraise others' modifications, then extend the courtesy to others to critique (in a similar manner) yours: (11) Cool or not cool | MiniTorque.com
 

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jesus the black and white thing? Seriously wtf? I know we are meant to be nice but wowzers, if it was a horse you would kill it with a hammer you wouldn't waste a bullet.
What the actual fuk are the headlight things? take the vinyl off it and sell it on.
Blue one has potential, im happy to help guide you, I feel you need guidance, which I think u do, think of me as a shite yoda type figure.
I think the moral of this sad tale is not to post what you think is funny whilst drinking alcohol, as I assume the two were combined.

A simply “sorry mate” and move onwards and upwards…we’ve all been there.
 
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