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I have made a momumental error #1638835
02/02/2020 16:28
02/02/2020 16:28
Joined: Jun 2007
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Stoke on Trent, UK
Vinno Offline OP
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Good day,

Over the past couple of years I have been mulling over replacing the Coupe with something a bit newer, something more reliable and cheaper to run. I had dreams of paying less for fuel, less for tax, less for insurance and less for repairs. I had dreams of getting replacement parts for my car without having to search high and low on the internet for them, or asking multiple forum members if they had any spares to sell me.

A few months ago I decided that I would do it, and I decided that the replacement would be a Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost - which is a decent car by all accounts, and it ticked every box.

Well this past week I got fixed up with a nice little deal on a Fiesta and it's sitting outside my house as I type this message.

Now I just need to sell the Coupe and my days of cheap motoring can begin!

.....except that I don't want to - What was I thinking?

I have had the Coupe for over 13 years now. It hasn't always been plain sailing and there have definitely been times where I have felt like pushing it into the local lake. But I just can't bear the thought of not having it anymore.

I'm almost positive that I will regret selling this car every day of my life if I go through with it, and this past year has been great - I have driven it every day and it hasn't missed a beat. I look out of the window and see it sat there looking gorgeous, then I look at the boring Fiesta with it's quiet engine, boring looks and overly sharp brakes, there is just no comparison.

I feel like I just want to sell the Fiesta and carry on with the Coupe, am I being ridiculous? lol.



Re: I have made a momumental error [Re: Vinno] #1638836
02/02/2020 16:57
02/02/2020 16:57
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You’ve certainly went from one extreme to the other
You could have maybe went for a wee 1.4 turbo or something that still had a bit of pace but saved you some money at the same time

Re: I have made a momumental error [Re: Vinno] #1638837
02/02/2020 18:25
02/02/2020 18:25
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S. Wales. Way beyond my means
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The new Fiesta ST with the 1.5 turbo 3 pot is meant to be an absolute hoot to drive.

But I totally get not wanting to sell the Coupe. Its probably a heart vs head thing. Fiesta = head. Coupe = heart.

Can you keep the Coupe as a garage queen? Fiesta is a nice runabout.

Re: I have made a momumental error [Re: Vinno] #1638838
02/02/2020 19:41
02/02/2020 19:41
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Surrey/Tobago
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This ^. After 13 years your spend is pretty much rolled up anyway and all the hard work is done i'm guessing.

SORN until you want to use it, limited mileage insurance etc will help to keep future costs under control. i have limited off road space for SORNing so i use some parking app thing and it costs me less to rent spaces locally than it would to keep the cars taxed and at my home

paul

Re: I have made a momumental error [Re: Vinno] #1638852
03/02/2020 13:18
03/02/2020 13:18
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highlands
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Originally Posted by Vinno
Good day,

Over the past couple of years I have been mulling over replacing the Coupe with something a bit newer, something more reliable and cheaper to run. I had dreams of paying less for fuel, less for tax, less for insurance and less for repairs. I had dreams of getting replacement parts for my car without having to search high and low on the internet for them, or asking multiple forum members if they had any spares to sell me.

A few months ago I decided that I would do it, and I decided that the replacement would be a Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost - which is a decent car by all accounts, and it ticked every box.

Well this past week I got fixed up with a nice little deal on a Fiesta and it's sitting outside my house as I type this message.

Now I just need to sell the Coupe and my days of cheap motoring can begin!

.....except that I don't want to - What was I thinking?

I have had the Coupe for over 13 years now. It hasn't always been plain sailing and there have definitely been times where I have felt like pushing it into the local lake. But I just can't bear the thought of not having it anymore.

I'm almost positive that I will regret selling this car every day of my life if I go through with it, and this past year has been great - I have driven it every day and it hasn't missed a beat. I look out of the window and see it sat there looking gorgeous, then I look at the boring Fiesta with it's quiet engine, boring looks and overly sharp brakes, there is just no comparison.

I feel like I just want to sell the Fiesta and carry on with the Coupe, am I being ridiculous? lol.


I very much think you have jumped the gun here Vinno. Keep the Coop. I was in the same frame of mind when I turned 60 four years ago. For several reasons I chose to have my Coop refurbished, at some expense I tell you, but I'm in a good place that I could afford to do this. My beastie is back tucked up in my garage, due to surgery it will have to stay there 'till I'm in a position I can drive again, but my main point here is the Coop is the only car I have ever owned that made me feel this way, & throughout this forum I'm not alone with my thoughts.

I have a daily driver, the Coop comes out to play when needed. Life's too short Vinno, do the right thing, you know it makes sense.. driving


I'm an old git & happy with it,most of the time
Re: I have made a momumental error [Re: Vinno] #1638854
03/02/2020 14:11
03/02/2020 14:11
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Dorchester
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Dorchester
They do get in your blood in a way that modern cars don't, I struggle to tell the difference in modern offerings form Ford, Renault, Citroen etc.
You can tell how hard they are to leave by how many of us come back to them.

Re: I have made a momumental error [Re: Vinno] #1638865
03/02/2020 16:45
03/02/2020 16:45
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Freedom
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Freedom
Its all about how you feel when your coupe has gone!

Finding them isn't easy. And "bargain" coupes are a thing of the past. And who wants the expense of a bargain one anyhow?

I know that there are plenty who use there coupes as daily's but-if you can keep it as a special car and enjoy it when time allows!

You will miss her if she goes...

Regards

MM

Re: I have made a momumental error [Re: Vinno] #1638867
03/02/2020 17:05
03/02/2020 17:05
Joined: Feb 2014
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Hemel Hempstead
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Hemel Hempstead
Mariner is right!
after a while these cars get under your skin,In 2014 I was going to sell my coupe after buying a new car but I could not bring myself to sell it because it has been with me from new.

This year we will be celebrating 21 years together..WOW


Freddie
Re: I have made a momumental error [Re: Vinno] #1638889
04/02/2020 08:27
04/02/2020 08:27
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,674
Didcot - Oxon
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Didcot - Oxon
You will know when/if it’s right....

I sold mine in November last year - 15 years of ownership.

Yet I still come back here. Make of that what you will!!!!


Coupe now sold!
Re: I have made a momumental error [Re: Vinno] #1638903
04/02/2020 19:25
04/02/2020 19:25
Joined: Jun 2006
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North Wales
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North Wales
I know how you feel and would find it hard to imagine life without a Coupe.

I know what you mean about the sharp brakes on the Fiesta shocked I drive the works pool car now and again and feel like I'm going to go through the windscreen until I get used to them laugh

Re: I have made a momumental error [Re: Vinno] #1638904
04/02/2020 19:30
04/02/2020 19:30
Joined: Jun 2008
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Kent, South East
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Kent, South East
I think you may regret it selling. I did but luckily I had the opportunity to buy it back 2 years later and doubt I will be without my coupe any time soon.


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Re: I have made a momumental error [Re: Vinno] #1638908
04/02/2020 21:06
04/02/2020 21:06
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Kent
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Many modern cars for me lack charisma, emotion or connection, the Coupe is one that provides me with all three.

Re: I have made a momumental error [Re: Vinno] #1638909
04/02/2020 21:10
04/02/2020 21:10
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Stoke on Trent, UK
Vinno Offline OP
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Stoke on Trent, UK
Well I can't say that I am surprised at this response laugh

I have decided to get rid of the Fiesta for reasons other than "not wanting to sell the Coupe". I should never have bought the thing in the first place - you live and learn I suppose rolleyes

The Coupe does need some work doing to be honest and I'm still deciding what to do about that - it's such a hard decision! How can we be so attached to bits of metal stuck together? lol.

I just trawled through Pistonheads looking at every car manufacturers offerings and found zero cars that I actually *want*. The coupe has ruined my car-buying life forever laugh



Re: I have made a momumental error [Re: Vinno] #1638914
04/02/2020 23:11
04/02/2020 23:11
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Auld Reekie
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Originally Posted by Vinno
Well I can't say that I am surprised at this response laugh

I have decided to get rid of the Fiesta for reasons other than "not wanting to sell the Coupe". I should never have bought the thing in the first place - you live and learn I suppose rolleyes

The Coupe does need some work doing to be honest and I'm still deciding what to do about that - it's such a hard decision! How can we be so attached to bits of metal stuck together? lol.

I just trawled through Pistonheads looking at every car manufacturers offerings and found zero cars that I actually *want*. The coupe has ruined my car-buying life forever laugh



We knew you'd see sense laugh


Thanks again, Photobucket.
BumbleBee under restoration, back from paintshop!...
Re: I have made a momumental error [Re: Vinno] #1638925
05/02/2020 16:11
05/02/2020 16:11
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Milton Keynes
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Milton Keynes
I know someone who has suffered FC loss trauma after selling their FC. He just keeps changing his car every year or so and can no longer settle on anything. Most concerning!


KevinW
Milton Keynes UK
Re: I have made a momumental error [Re: Vinno] #1639144
15/02/2020 13:13
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Like many here, I've had my Coop for yonks - since 2003 (2nd owner) and yes I've had to invest in it to keep those years pushed back - but... my good lady and I see as a lifetime member of the family so it's not going anywhere. Plus my son has his eyes on it some time in the (hopefully distant) future.

Some cars just get under your skin and that's the end of it.

Carry on enjoying it Vinno - you know you want to !

Re: I have made a momumental error [Re: Vinno] #1639176
17/02/2020 18:51
17/02/2020 18:51
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I really do miss my Coupé and often entertain thoughts of regret for letting it go. I still really like the Coupé but I can't ever see me returning with another.


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