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Date:         Sun, 11 Mar 2001 11:34:00 -0600
Reply-To:     Dave Baker <DBAKER5@KC.RR.COM>
Sender:       Vanagon Mailing List <>
From:         Dave Baker <DBAKER5@KC.RR.COM>
Subject:      Re: Are Vanagons more trouble than they are worth???
Comments: To: VW Addict aka The Bus Nut <solomon_scott@YAHOO.COM>
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In Kansas, personal property tax on a new van would run over $500 per year. On my 85 Westy, it's around $50. I have sworn to never buy a new car as long as I remain in Kansas! (Plus, I can buy a lot of VW parts for $450.)

Dave in KC 85 Westy

----- Original Message ----- From: VW Addict aka The Bus Nut <solomon_scott@YAHOO.COM> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2001 4:23 AM Subject: Re: Are Vanagons more trouble than they are worth???

> One thing that needs to be looked at is replacement cost. Sum up your Vanagon, > then look to see what it would cost you to replace it with something the same > or better. Would it be cheaper to by a new van? Would it serve the same > function? If yes, then maybe they are more trouble, but I bet you say no. It is > hard to find a van with the volume of space, ease of use and utility of a > Vanagon. > I got an 85 Westy multi-van for $750, even if it costs me another $3000 to > make it perfect it is worth it to me. There is no way I can find another van > that will fit the bill. I had a 98 Dodge Caravan, I sold that pile of %^#$ and > will never own another. It spent more time in the shop than any of your Vanagon > ever have and it was in its first year! And, I could not camp in it, a $20,000 > turd with an affair with the Dodge Mechanic. I will keep my Vanagon. > Scott Solomon > --- Terry Kay <CTONLINE@WEBTV.NET> wrote: > > John, > > I paid $125.00 for my 85, and at this point the Fundagon, has consumed, > > $3200.00, of hard earned denaro's. > > And without hesitation I would venture to say, right off the top of my > > head, that another $1500.00 is going to be spent on front end > > necessities, and who knows' what else may lurk in the shadows of the > > Van's future. > > Is it worth it? > > In real world sane terms, absolutely not, but I'll be damned if this > > mechanical nitemare is going to get the best of me. > > Now we are dealing with a thing of principal, and I think I'm gaining on > > it. > > And just because of the principal issue, it is worth it. > > > > (This E-mail was brought to you live from the Illinois State Mental > > Health Facility in Elgin IL.) :>) > > > > ______________ > > |[ ] [ ] [ ]\ > > | | | | > > ||-(())----(())-| > > > > Terry 85 GL > > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Yahoo! Auctions - Buy the things you want at great prices. >

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