car value vs. bike value

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Abitrary, 23 Feb 2008.

  1. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    My MTB cost 1600 euros last summer, which is about £1200, and i've spent probably at a guess between one and two hundred quid on it since then.

    my road bike cost £400 about a year ago and i've spent probably about a hundred quid converting it to drops but the drop version would cost the same.

    so about £1800 odd in total.
    (not counting cosommables)

    my van cost me £1500, which is just slightly less than both my bikes put together. But if you count the £600 i spent on my van soon after i got it, being as it did need a new waterpump and exhaust, then my van probably tips the scales at slightly more.
     
  2. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    simoncc in many-bikes-and-probably-good-ones-at-that shocker! ;)
     
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    My first car cost me £800 (Escort Mk2) and my Herety was worth about 3 times the car's value.... at the time...

    Current car would have been £19k new, bought 10 months old at £11k, now at 6 years old about £4-£5k. To replace the Herety would probably cost £3k - hand built frame and Dura Ace.
     
  4. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Moderator

    Can I ask what your current car is? To lose 40% of its value in less than a year, but then only 50% of its value over the next five years seems slightly out of balance.
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Oh great, another pissing competition.
     
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