1999 M Coupe...KEEP OR SELL NEXT YEAR.............
OK...I have a 1999 MCoupe and it has approx. 172k miles...runs strong and no major issues. I have had it since June of 2000. Next year I am in the Market to buy another car...hopefully either an M5 or Lotus Exige. Should I keep my Coupe or trade in when I buy my next car. Will the MCoupe ever be a collector car????....any advice greatly appreciated
I am a keeper. Question , How many times you
change the shocks on her ? I am pushing 70 K and thinking about doing shocks and plugs.Great to see you still going strong at 170K. I rotate my M coupe with an 84 635 csi.Keeps both cars feeling fresh.The coupe would be a good mate for an M 5 .
I think it will be a collector car.
With fewer than 2700 ever made, and being such a focused enthusiast car, it's bound to have collector value in the future. I've read at least a couple magazine articles that tend to agree. Will it have the collector status of, say, a CSL or 2002 turbo? Probably not, but then again, look at the E30 M3 - it has definite collector status, and there were far more of those made than M Coupes. Having said that, though, the S52 powered examples will likely hold somewhat less appeal than the S54s, due simply to the latter's rarity, but any M Coupe could some day be fairly sought after.
If you're keeping it for its possible collector status, at best that will be many many years in the future. The real reason to keep it is that even if it never becomes a collector car, every time you drive it will give you a charge like no other car. The fact that you've kept it as long as you have is evidence enough that it's the value to you that makes it worth having, not the value it might some day have to anyone else.
Bottom line, if you're financially and logistically able to keep it while adding other cars to the stable, then..... well, you know what you should do.
Kevin 368s #19
Re: I am a keeper. Question , How many times you
I have changed the front struts only and never the rear....they seem to be ok.........
Re: I think it will be a collector car.
Thanks for the information....will keep that in mind....you do make aot of sense