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    how far would you go with projects

    i got thinking this morning when out in the vectra

    i have notticed some rust ect and replaced all sorts since buying it and it got me thinking

    some people restore cars and take a while in doing so and enjoy doing it

    but how far would you go with a restore job ?

    i am in two minds with the vectra tbh

    do i keep it and run it till it dies and not bother my back side with it

    or do i get it back to its former glory and restore it over a longer period ?

    i have already started with the wheels but they can be sold on if i decide to break it or sell it later on

    so whats your opinions on this kind of thing?

    is it throwing money away?

    or is it a hobby ?
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    Well I think it just depends on how you look at it, some people see modding/restoring any car as a waste of money, I have a 1980 mini which i bought when i was 16 (13 years ago) which my dad and restored over 2 and half years. I dont see that as a waste of money because it looks great and gets alot of attention when it out, so much so we have had many offers to buy it, which i would never accept.

    I think if you love the car then it's worth every penny you put into it!

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    To me its a hobby so it veries on what you want to spend and how bothered you can be really!!! I want to do a full restore but its just having the time and space to do it.
    If i found the car for me then i would go all the way i dare say but would it become more of a job than a hobby.

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    Really comes down to what way your looking at the car. Do you look at it form the point of view ifyou spend £xxx on it, how much will I get back when its sold, or do you look at it from the point of view if I spend £xxx then Ill get the enjoyment and satisfaction from it.
    TBH Im in a similar dilema with the ST200 at the moment, does it get more money poured into it, or does it get what it needs mechanically and then just driven?
    Problem with paintwork is when you spend say £2k on a respray do you then enjoy driving the car as much or do you start worrying about where its parked, stonchips etc. etc. thus removing the driving enjoyment from the car?

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