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PostSubject: New Bay depreciation   Tue May 17, 2011 7:54 pm

Hi all, seriously considering laying out for a new/pre-loved bay. done some homework at danbury and VW downunder and it looks like I would have to spend 35k to get the spec i want - yikes :-()...

it would make me feel much more comfortable knowing that this is also an investment and the van would not depreciate too much! any views - how much would a new 35k van be worth after 3 years in top condition ?

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PostSubject: Re: New Bay depreciation   Tue May 17, 2011 8:30 pm

Have a little look at the brazzie bay classifieds section, will give you an idea on the price of second hand models.

Also consider how much you would loose if you brought a brand new £35k car and sold it in 3 years.

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PostSubject: Re: New Bay depreciation   Tue May 17, 2011 8:32 pm

Hey Steve - welcome!

The image of the BraziBay is decidedly on the way UP thanks to a lot of folk on here and its growing support base within the VW industry. This is undoubtedly going to have an effect on values.

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PostSubject: Re: New Bay depreciation   Wed May 18, 2011 2:47 pm

HI Steve,

Have a look at VWKampers.com we build the Brazilian campers brand new, massive specs for around the £30k mark....!!!

One we just built was fully loaded, all interior panels upholstered, lowered, alloys, pop top for £30k...

All with 2 years warranty and 12 months free servicing and no on the road charges!

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PostSubject: Re: New Bay depreciation   Wed May 18, 2011 7:24 pm

thks for the comments so far will have a good look
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PostSubject: Re: New Bay depreciation   Wed May 18, 2011 8:05 pm

Welcome to the forum Steve. Very Happy

If you have any questions just fire away. Everyone is nice and friendly Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: New Bay depreciation   Thu May 19, 2011 9:05 am

@pastymaster wrote:
Welcome to the forum Steve. Very Happy

If you have any questions just fire away. Everyone is nice and friendly Very Happy

thks the reason I favour the newer brazilian is the *perceived* better realiability. although having looked around a fully restored 70's van is also looking appealing price wise....

what views on mechanical relaibility - fully restored (e.g VWKampers) vs new brazilan build/??

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PostSubject: Re: New Bay depreciation   Thu May 19, 2011 11:22 am

This is my view:

1. A new Kombi is a fresh body, new mechanics, new electrics - all installed at the Volkswagen factory. A restored Classic - albeit done to an excellent standard - is a 30+ year old body with mechanics and electrics installed by the restorer. So you're comparing major manufacturer with restorer. In my mind, the Classic is less of a Volkswagen for this reason, it doesn't mean the restorer hasn't done a good job. Originality always sits best with me.

2. A 2 litre Classic will keep up with a Kombi on the motorway, but will run out of fuel way before. 20mpg v 40mpg. The Kombi has a cat so is better for the environment.

3. All decent Classics will be left hand drive having come from abroad. A Kombi can be bought new with a right hand drive conversion.

4. The extra cabin height of the Kombi is a great advantage over the Classic when it comes to living within the vehicle.

5. Because the Kombi has a diagnostic plug, faults can be pinpointed quicker which leads to less time 'down' and less expenditure by the owner.

6. Buying a Kombi gives you the opportunity to be the first owner - something which I reckon you can't put a price on. How many owners would a Classic have had over the years? Again low ownership is something I personally like.

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