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    Surfin' da mountain
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    Who's bike is more valuable than their car?

    I bought my wife a new car and now driving her old Expedition. The only thing green about it is the color of the paint, but it makes a great Turner bike hauler with room to spare. Since the gas price spike these massive gas guzzlers are worth nothing. My latest trip to Autotrader.com told me my mechanically perfect hauler is worth $2100 - Ouch!
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    true, but a 10 year old bike aint worth a whole heck of a lot either (even brand new "old style" Turners were being blown out......)

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    I'm probably fairly close with my Civic.

    nice end caps!

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    yeah! very slick.

    not too many years back, say... 1997, i was drivin a old toyota corona wagon i paid $500 for with a $50 used blackburn rack that carried a $6000 burner, a $3000 stumpjumper and a $5000 merckx. i was gonna get plates that read "6kmtb". priorities. times have changed. now i have a car worth 5 figures with a new 4 bike roof rack and several more high end bikes than before. im sure the ratio is about the same overall.

    this should get interesting.
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    Here is a picture from several years ago. My 2004 Yeti AS-X on top of a 1986 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas. Head gasket leaked so much I got about 6 mpg. Car was pretty much worthless. Bike was worth a $1500 at the time. Nothing too bling.


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    Up till a month ago, I was driving a 93' ford explorer w/ 190,000 miles. Was not worth anything so i give it to my sister-in-law who is about to turn sevventeen. I figured she could finish it off the next year. It has a thule roof rack and has carried my burner for the last five years nicely. Now I drive a toyota tundra-a big step up for me.
    Too wet to ride!

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    Everything in my stable is worth more than my '96 Corrola. Just nothing fits in it without disassembly Maybe I need to get that old Thule roof rack back I sold for $50 to a buddy.

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    06 RFX and 06 ASX both worth more but fading rapidly.


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    My Car is definetly less worth than my Turner.

    Her is my car, a 20 year old Wolkswagon Passat with a 150.000 miles to it:



    Here is my turner Flux:


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    2007 Turner RFX, versus a 1986 Nissan D21 Pick-up. The only option the old pick-up has is power steering. Speedo and Odo quite working about 2 years ago so I have no idea how many miles are on it now. Brakes leak a bit, something rattles in the 4 wheel drive, and the suspension needs some serious love, but it goes down the road, and gets my RFX where I want it to go. Only paid $600 for the truck, think I spent about $4000 building up the RFX! Then there's my Cross Check that's worth about $2,000, and my Transition Trail or Park easily worth about $1600. LOL, I have an issue!

    happy trails...

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    As far as personal worth goes, our bikes are worth more than our car. Thankfully, our incomes or daily lives no longer revolve around car ownership to keep us from being cut off from the world.

    As far as the value of SUV's, hell, if gas prices stay stable in some years when I come back to the US, then hell, I'll buy a cheap Pathfinder or 4runner type deal, and structure my life around not using a car for my daily life. Unfortunately, I don't think it will be the case and I really don't mind mildly powered cars to do 65, so long as they can get out of their own way.

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    It's carbon dontcha know.
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    I currently own 5 bikes and no car, so even my cheap $250 commuter is worth more than my $0 car.

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    I'm pretty sure my bikes are worth more than my garage.
    When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. ~H.G. Wells

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    I think right now my flux is about even with my 2000 Blazer w/ 95K miles. It might not get the best mileage, but truck is paid for, and I tend to drive vehicles til the quarterly cost of repair is more than the monthly cost of owning something newer.


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    We had a good laugh once when we realized there was over $25,000 worth of bikes in the back of my $800 truck.


    A fun car isn't as rewarding as a fun bike. That's why I own a Turner.Worth every penny.

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    I bought my 1990 4wd civic wagon as a daily beater for 1100 dollars. Just recently got a good deal on a turner 5 spot for 1200 all built up, so now I can say my bike is worth more than the car it's hauled in.
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    1994 VW Golf, 1,4litre with 65bhp.
    Norwegian price would be about 1000$ MAX.

    Rooms a dog, 5month daughter, wife....2 Turners out back :-)
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    never seen an mtbr on a jaguar. pbr in the trunk?

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    Canfield lucky and a 2008 SC BLT2 both with pretty sweet builds. Definitely each is worth more then my 91 integra. The BLT2 is my roommates though. My car is to get my bike to places. I don't drive it around town, I have a commuter for that, and its not something I care about other then to drive my bike places to ride.

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    Here's one.

    Old picture. Its my brandnew Turner HL 5-Spot. Car is a Suzuki something (not mine)

    In Denmark, where I live, there's a special 180% tax on cars. It saves the Suzuki from being worth less than the bike in this case,



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    Does that apply to cars brought from out of the country? I noted some Danes come down to DE to buy cars, and people from DE go to NL and to Au to get their cars a bit cheaper.

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    Anytime. Anywhere.
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    I remember back on the late 90's an old Ford Tempo parked at the trailhead. This car was so beat that insteat of a roo rack it had bike mounts bolted directly to the roof and trunk. I didn't see the bike but am pretty sure it was worth more than the Tempo.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    My Sultan still has a ways to catch up to my beloved diesel Ram.

    2004 Ram 2500 w/ HO Cummins, 106,100 on the odometer (106k is paltry for a diesel). Hauls 6 bikes easily (plus the people - I can haul my family to the trail and have my very own group ride )

    KBB retail value still at $20k. Private party - probably $18k.

    Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. Benjamin Franklin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasper
    Here's one.

    Old picture. Its my brandnew Turner HL 5-Spot. Car is a Suzuki something (not mine)

    In Denmark, where I live, there's a special 180% tax on cars. It saves the Suzuki from being worth less than the bike in this case,


    Isnt that the Turner that you broke???




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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    Does that apply to cars brought from out of the country? I noted some Danes come down to DE to buy cars, and people from DE go to NL and to Au to get their cars a bit cheaper.
    Yes it also applys to your own import, so the price is often the same, but the german cars are often a little better equiped, and have less rustproblems, because of the slightly varmer climate in southern Germany.

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