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Old 04-03-2009, 12:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I wouldn't buy a metro to save it for future value, if that's what you are thinking. A lot more value in trying to tweaking it to 70+ mpg (assuming you do it cost effectively and it displaces something with notably less mpg) than storing it and making sure it doesn't disintegrate on its own.

Nobody can say what the future value would be. 5 digits does seem like a stretch today, even for a mint specimen, but who knows? A predictable return on investment if you use it as it was intended though.

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Old 04-03-2009, 01:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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A good Metro is pretty much like my '93 Ford Festiva-it was a fairly inexpensive, dependable and fuel-efficient vehicle, made to get from points A to B. I'm just going to drive mine until it breaks, fix it until I can't anymore, find a fellow Festiva owner and part it out.

My advice? Just drive it and enjoy the FE. Modify the Metro as skill and money allows. Fight the body rust as it appears, and when it gets too bad to fix-and threatens structural integrity-either part it out or fabricate a new, lightweight chassis for the ultimate kit car(or trike, or bike, etc).

I wouldn't worry about future value-speculation on future value always ends in tragedy. If you find a Metro, just enjoy it. Keep it stock, go EV or Diesel, go three-wheel, whatever. Just have fun.

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