Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Car renovation

After writing so much about new cars lately, I’m starting to get a bit itchy for one myself.  However, my current car is in nearly perfect condition, so it would be financially irresponsible to trade it in for a newer model.  And luckily for me, the next version of my preferred model doesn’t hit Australia until later this year, and then there will be a waiting list, etc., so it wouldn’t be realistic to get a good deal until next year anyway.

So my plan in the meantime is to do a bit of “renovation”.  People invest heaps of money to improve vintage houses, so I’m going to do the same for my less than vintage car.  It will certainly cost less than purchasing a new one that will depreciate sharply in value.

The areas I’ll focus on will be:
  • Exterior detailing
  • Depending on the success of the detailing, potentially some bodywork
  • Interior detailing
  • Potentially new floor mats
  • Wheel rim servicing