I don't have an opinion on your dilemma, but I think you should use a
better "choice of words" to describe yourself. Poor student congers up
thoughts of bad grades! :)
Perhaps "destitute student" might be more appropriate! But then who
knows, you might really be a poor student! Who can concentrate when
there's a Triumph to be worked on!!!! ;)
Good luck on your decision process! (Keep the TR)
Brian Furgalus wrote:
> NO ARCHIVE
> Hello All!
> As some of you may be aware, I am a poor high school student, and in a
> year or so, a poor college student. I need to make a choice. I'm
> driving an old Honda Civic in the winter and the TR7 in the summer, see
> sig., and while the Honda serves its purpose fairly well, it does NOT do
> well on the highway. Probably a problem, since I'm going to be 4-5
> hours from home if I go to my school of choice (Ohio U, for all you
> Bobcats out there!) I am contemplating harnessing the Beast into
> year-round daily service for the next 4-5 years. I can hold off for one
> more season, but I'm going to have to either:
> A. sell the TR7 and take a $2500-$3000 loss AND sell the honda and buy a
> late-model car (NOT my first choice!)
> B. sell the honda and put that money into buying rims/snow tires and a
> removable hardtop for the TR7 and budget for many car washes and a
> Ziebarting touchup!
> What would you guys do? I'm at my wits end trying to decide which way
> to go. The TR7 is not rust-free. It has some rust in the usual places,
> but unusually for TR7's, the floor and all associated suspension mounts
> are in great condition. Most all the rust is cosmetic, and if it gets
> worse, will still be cosmetic.
> Help me decide if I'm insane for considering option B,
> 1981 TR7 DHC, the "Beast"
> Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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