An Advice of Having an Old School Car, Please?

Started by Venetia, August 28, 2012, 06:53:00 PM

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Venetia

I'm a 22-year old lady, just recently graduated from College. I am a fan of old school cars. It was my dream car ever since. I now have a 2007 model, got it from my dad in 2009. I envy those car owners that can manage those old school cars. Now that I already graduated, and will have the opportunity to earn and save money, I'm thinking of buying myself an old school or vintage car. But I don't have any idea what car best suits with me. I always use my car whenever I go out. Is having an old school car not for city driving? I often go out of town too, using my own car. Though I don't allow my friends to overload my car whenever we go out of town, still it's a long drive. Thinking of having the dream car I want, I still have doubts in using it as my personal car. I saw ads and got an idea of how much will I spend in buying that kind of car, but I don't have an idea for the maintenance. And if it says, "good running condition", is it really in good running condition? I know I have a lot of things to know in taking care of old school cars. Please help me understand everything. :-) I hope someone from this forum can give me a glimpse of having a self-owned classic car.

- Venice

rt140se

ok... so what kind of car are we looking at here then?

Leo C.

Quote from: rt140se on August 28, 2012, 06:58:50 PM
ok... so what kind of car are we looking at here then?

old...


If you're planning on 70's or 80's car, maintenance is very cheap, it's the parts and trims availability you have to worry about.


My son has an '82 Lancer and it sits in the garage 90% of the time...

Brent

Restoring, and maintaining an old car involves a certain change of lifestyle. You'll be working more on the car than you would spend on other activities.

jubellum

thats quite true. ive been a fan of old cars for as long as i could remember. first into modern classics now into antiques. these cars are eye candies because companies then focused on design rather than economy of materials/profit. before you take the plunge:
1. research. Ive been driving old cars since college and i tell you, with cars these old, somethings gotta give sometime.
2. always keep a modern jap handy just in case one of em breaks down.
3. remember to list a trusted mechanic on your phones contacts and..
4. have a lot of patience.

research here for these cars:
w124/w123/w126/w201 mercs - mercedes benz club philippines (mbcp)
pros:
-reliable and built like a tank.
-comfy ride (except for the w201 imho)
-that signature merc interior smell

cons:
-$$$ on parts
-you need a shop that knows mercs

e30 beemer (get the 325)- bmw e30 club philippines
pros:
-red instrumentation
-the m20 352i is really responsive
-a drivers car period
cons:
-same as above

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: 63 ragtop - volkswagen club philippines (vwcp)
pros:
-the 67-below models are beauuuutiful.
-cheap parts
-lot of accessories
-lot of mechanics
cons:
-$$$ on nos (new old stock) period correct accessories

72 morris - pinoymini.com
pros:
-cute
-the smile it brings on peoples faces
cons:
-parts not as many as the bug but available
-you need to bring them to a "trusted" mechanic

hope this helps


rt140se

ok... so given that its old, i'm still wondering what specific car the thread started does have in mind?

lucky_jo04102

 :lightsaber:
have patience...yun ang biggest advise ko for people wanting ang old school car...

kasi kung ikaw yung mainipin or hindi masipag magsource ng hard to find parts (unless you have someone to do that for you) maybe this path isnt for you

pero ultimately, rewarding naman ang maging iba sa kalsada...

:wav:
"me...me...me...me...I hope you like what I've done to the place..."

Bingo

Cars built in the last 10 or 15 years can go 200,000 or 300,000 miles if given the right care.
What it takes first is the determination to commit.  :occasion14:

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