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Date:         Fri, 24 Dec 2004 00:36:46 -0500
Reply-To:     Mike Collum <collum@VERIZON.NET>
Sender:       Vanagon Mailing List <vanagon@gerry.vanagon.com>
From:         Mike Collum <collum@VERIZON.NET>
Subject:      Re: Window tinting / valude debate

>In your opinion....do you think WT de-values a Westy...mine is ALL >original.....I've heard equal yes's and no's...thoughts/comments!

I guess it depends on the point of view.

I was really glad to see the windows were already tinted on the '85 Westy I bought 2 1/2 years ago. It saved me the trouble and additional expense of doing it or having it done.

Also ... resale value is the last thing I think about. I plan to keep it until it's worthless ... or I'm worthless (can no longer drive) ... whichever comes first.

If I were shopping for another, tastefully done mods that enhanced it's usefulness would be welcomed as assets.

If your primary concern is resale value ... park it in a climate controlled garage. Put it up on jack stands. Cover and preserve everything and don't even touch it until you're ready to sell it.

Just my 2 worth.

Mike '84 GL 7 passenger '85 GL Westy


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