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Old 03-26-2010, 12:55 PM   #1
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Newbie in need of reality check

Hi guys!

I'm new to this forum and I think I need a reality check. I'm a full-time student living in Berkeley, California. I own a 2006 Mini-Cooper S which I love, but I recently passed a '66 Mustang coupe the other day and it reminded me of my childhood watching my dad work on his and now I have the bug...bad.

Things have started breaking on my lovely Mini, which is not cheap seeing as how it's owned by BMW. I have convinced myself that at least repairs wouldn't be a surprise on a 40+ year old car. My friends all think I should go for it.

I'm a full-time student now with a very limited budget and would appreciate a reality check or just your opinions. My dad has owned MANY classic cars and I know what a money-pit one can become.

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Re: Newbie in need of reality check

You do seem to know how they become money pits, but if you are not able to park the car and work on it for periods of time dont do it. You cant expect a 66 mustang to be a good daily driver, especially one not 100% fully restored.

If you can give that and its a SOLID Car (doesnt just look solid) then im sure it would be a fun project.

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Re: Newbie in need of reality check

I wouldn't take on a project like that without at least having another form of transportation.
Whether that be a bike, walking, or bumming rides from friends to get to work/school.

If you've got that covered and want to have some fun dive in.
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Re: Newbie in need of reality check

Yah I'm sure you already know but most of the time project cars end up taking more time and money than expected. You end up finding things that need to be fixed that you didn't plan on...if you have the place, are willing to take on the project and have another vehicle to drive, go for it, it'd be fun...most of the time, lol.

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