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Old 05-21-2011, 06:21 AM   #256
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Nice binder, Jeeps were expensive until I got my harvester. I love it.
Thanks man, I love this ole gal, she's stubborn but she gets the job done. Were you the one who posted up the scout build?
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:12 AM   #257
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I got her out of the garage last week for the first time since Thanksgiving! All things considered it has probably been the cheapest car I've ever owned. I've gone through two fuel pumps over the last couple of years, which is probably my fault for not driving it more. It suffers from "under "cover" syndrome; when I get it nice and clean and put the car cover on it I tend to not use it for long periods. I'm going to put the car cover in it's cover, and drive it more!

How do you find the car for overall serviceability? Do you do most of the work yourself? I understand there are some items that require regular service, and perhaps left the dealer, but overall would you consider the 328 to be a car you drive and enjoy without outrageous maintenance?

Very nice looking car. I've always preferred the B over the S.






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Old 05-21-2011, 04:13 PM   #258
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Radio. It's not as expensive as motorcycles but it can be if you want it to. No tires to wear out, but I had to buy a new place for it. This is the California shack:



Colorado's radio shack:



The other shack, in winter:



In summer, this is the current real money sink, we got it cheap, but the renovation took a lot of ready cash since we did it in a big summer rush. It's sweet though and only a week or so I'll be back there:



Of course, sharp things.



Watches, coins, cameras....it's a long deep list.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:25 AM   #259
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:02 PM   #260
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Terry,

I'm the sales manager at a Ferrari dealer, so my guys here take care of me. I bought in in 2003 with 3k on it, and it now has 10k. All I've had done is one full service, and annual fluid changes. I've replaced the fuel pump twice, and the radiator had a minor leak and since we had a new one here I replaced it. Ferrari just reduced the parts prices for regular service parts by nearly 50% on a lot of the 80's and 90's cars, so they're not too bad. I'd budget $2k a year to own one, a bit less if you're mechanically inclined and can do some of your own service. The key is to buy the very best car you can find at the start. There are a lot of guys with high-mileage, ratty 308/328's that will tell you that a garage queen is something to avoid, and it's complete nonsense. Prices are on the rise, and if you take care of the car you can probably always sell it for what you paid for it.







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How do you find the car for overall serviceability? Do you do most of the work yourself? I understand there are some items that require regular service, and perhaps left the dealer, but overall would you consider the 328 to be a car you drive and enjoy without outrageous maintenance?

Very nice looking car. I've always preferred the B over the S.






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Old 05-23-2011, 06:53 PM   #261
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Terry,

I'm the sales manager at a Ferrari dealer, so my guys here take care of me. I bought in in 2003 with 3k on it, and it now has 10k. All I've had done is one full service, and annual fluid changes. I've replaced the fuel pump twice, and the radiator had a minor leak and since we had a new one here I replaced it. Ferrari just reduced the parts prices for regular service parts by nearly 50% on a lot of the 80's and 90's cars, so they're not too bad. I'd budget $2k a year to own one, a bit less if you're mechanically inclined and can do some of your own service. The key is to buy the very best car you can find at the start. There are a lot of guys with high-mileage, ratty 308/328's that will tell you that a garage queen is something to avoid, and it's complete nonsense. Prices are on the rise, and if you take care of the car you can probably always sell it for what you paid for it.

Thanks for the advice J, I really appreciate. A 328 is a car I've tossed around purchasing for the last couple years. Actually made an offer on two of them, but couldn't come to terms. I really enjoy the looks of the 308/328s GTBs, and think they are very much a timeless design.

I've asked a few more owners, and they've reiterated what you've said. As of late I've seen a few 328s for around the high forties/low fifties Canadian with around 40 000 kilometers on them. Belts and servicing completed.

I'll keep looking. Again, thanks for your input.





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Old 05-25-2011, 01:54 AM   #262
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:52 AM   #263
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:25 PM   #264
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Camping under the wing of 57K in 1978 at Watsonville Fly-In


Wanted more Instrumentation so got an GA AA-1B, AKA the Orange Crate, which turned out to be a big mistake, and finally ended up with a 1969 Mooney M20C (N9162V) that we kept for 6 years, ~600 hours. What a sweet bird! Flew that baby from Calif to FLA in 1983, got married in 84 and then took 62V up to AK in summer of 1985. A Mooney on an Alaskan airport is like seeing a Porsche 911T at a Big Foot 4X4 Rally, but it did just fine. Many great memories.

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Old 04-09-2014, 04:27 PM   #266
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This Thread Needs more Snow

^ Nice!

So many cool hobbies in this thread.

My Original Money Draining Hobby is Skiing. Been an avid skier for over 20 years now, raced gates back East while I was in High School, and made the move West about a 5 years ago. I spent 10 years living down South so the last few seasons I've been making up for all those lost years.





4 Wheeling is something that I got away from for a long time, but when you live with a woman that wants to go off-roading on the weekends and doesn't ride you gotta get a Jeep.
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Sleds are a huge money drainer that I've dabbled in a few times over the last 20 years.

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Old 04-09-2014, 05:17 PM   #267
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Sleds are a huge money drainer that I've dabbled in a few times over the last 20 years.

Nice to have sponsors that step up to take care of you though.

Ultimate is this weekend. What's another $100 entry fees, 40 gallons of fuel through the truck, half a tank of 91-non through the sled, and maybe a few bent parts come monday?



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Old 04-14-2014, 07:41 AM   #268
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my new buggy that took every penny i had over a 5 year period to build.

from the first post in this thread to last month.




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