Rambling Post Ahead
Compared to some folks on here I have been a multiple car owner for only a very short time (11/12 yrs). Until the last few years this has been restrained to a daily driver and a fun car. Recently I have been fortunate enough to have multiple fun cars and a daily driver. This has allowed for the wildly popular justification of 'a car for each purpose'. Sunny? Take the Cabriolet. Long drive? Take the E24. Angry? Take the rabbit. Need a touch of fear? 930 it is. I work hard but more so I have been unbelievably lucky to have had a chance to do this.
Then there is there is inevitable/unpleasant side of selling a car. I hate selling cars. I am way to emotionally invested, the car has invariably become a talisman for that time and place in my life. Its hard to let go. I post for sale ads noting every single blemish, annoyance, cracked piece of plastic. Perhaps I do this as some sort of passive aggressive tactic that will prevent the car from selling. They always do though...
I have toyed with letting the E24 go for sometime, then I usually drive it and forget all about ever selling it. More and more though I loathe watching it sit. I find myself getting annoyed trying to do any work on the 930 as its tight in the garage. I was organizing the BMW service history yesterday and it dawned on me that since I bought the car in July 2010 I have put just under 7K miles on it. The good news I guess is that it feels like to me that I have driven allot more than that. The bad news is....well I just dont feel like a very good owner from a stretching the old girls legs perspective. I start to think about how maybe someone else would enjoy it and pile on the miles like it deserves.
So my question is this, when/how do you make the call to let a friend go to a new owner? Especially so when it costs you essentially nothing to own it?
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