Back in the 70's  I bought an MG Midget.  It was new and I paid too much fir
it, but it was a really cool car.  It was fast, cornered like an expensive
sports car and economical on the gas bill.  It was the most fun I ever had

Pax et Bonum,

John A.E., n/OEF

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven Montgomery [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2003 1:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [ZION] Thrift!
> At 11:30 AM 11/8/2003, you wrote:
> >Steven Montgomery wrote:
> >>Well, the other day I traded it for an almost brand new EZ3-Trike (A 21
> >>speed recumbent trike which can go faster than a mountain bike. My kids
> >>can't ride a regular bike so we were looking for various types
> of trikes
> >>that they could ride) worth $750.00. Which means that after using the
> >>pickup for more than eight years we sold it for only $50.00
> less than we
> >>what we bought it for. How's that for thrift? Anyone else have similar
> >>"thrift" stories to tell?
> >
> >In 1975 I bought a 1964 Oldsmobile Cutlass for a hundred dollars.  Fours
> >years and 40,000 miles later I sold it for 30 dollars to a junk
> >man.  During that 4 years I did all the work on it myself.  The
> only time
> >I ever took it to a mechanic was for a smog inspection
> certificate.  --JWR
> Another time (Somewhere between 1992 and 1995) I bought a used
> Datsun B-210
> (I don't remember the year) for $350.00. After driving it for five years,
> with absolutely no maintenance on it except new tires and a new
> battery, I
> gave it away to a kid in the neighborhood. I figured that if the original
> amount was spread out over those five years I spent less than $6.00 a
> month. What's more, every year my taxes and insurance was much lower than
> if I owned a new car. Unless one can really afford a new car I don't see
> the benefit to owning one.
> --
> Steven Montgomery
> "But where some say is the king of America? IŽll tell you Friend,
> he reigns
> above, and doth not make havoc of mankind like the royal brute of Great
> Britain. Yet that we may not appear to be defective even in
> earthly honors,
> let a day be solemnly set apart for proclaiming the charter; let it be
> brought forth placed on the divine law, the Word of God; let a crown be
> placed thereon, by which the world may know, that so far as we approve of
> monarchy, that in America the law is king. For as in absolute governments
> the king is law, so in free countries the law ought to be King; and there
> ought to be no other." (Thomas Paine, _Common Sense_)
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