- Whose bike is worth more than their car?
I’ve at least 2 bikes worth more than my car, I’ve another one probably worth nearly as much as the car, my bike tools are probably worth more than the car too
a car get’s me around but to me it’s not about status or keeping up with the Joneses
(car worth £900, the most I’ve ever spent on a car is £1800, do be fair though I’ve done alright with a few old audi’s, a 330i and a few 106/306 gti/rallyes)Posted 4 years agofaustusSubscriber
My phone is worth more than my car! Always had an old/cheap/crappy car and a circa £1500 mtb. My insurance excess is usually more than the car is worth. An MOT is the biggest value-adder. But this is how bangeromics works, money not spent on a car is better spent on a bike!Posted 4 years agobadllamaMember
I was at fort bill the other week and outside a newspaper shop was a car with 2 Santa Cruse and a Nukeproof on top. The car was an Audi and I still thing all three bikes were worth more than it 🙂
I bought my most expensive bike 2nd hand so car had the bigger price at the time of buying.Posted 4 years agoscaledMember
Practically? ABsolutely 🙂
Car gets used once a week cos I actually quite like going round Aldi for the family shop.
Ride the bike to work every day, take the nipper to nursery on a bike.
I’m amazed that WBAC has offered me £250 for my car though, that’s before they see the state of it after 5 years of bikes squeezing past on the driveway!Posted 4 years agomiketuallySubscriber
Depends how you define ‘worth’ of a bike. Replacement cost, or what you could sell it for?
I could replace my four bikes (Cotic X, Inbred SS, cargo bike, fixie monstercross) for about £4k, but they’d be worth hardly anything if I sold them.
We bought a ‘new’ car a month or two ago. It’s a Corolla Verso with 104000 miles on the clock. I suspect it would be cheaper to replace than the bikes 🙂Posted 4 years agonjee20Subscriber
New cost of bike < new cost of car
Second hand value of bike > second hand value of car
As I suspect is the case for virtually everyone. More relevant question I guess is did you pay more for bike or car, when actually it’s still car for me, unless bikes are a collective.Posted 4 years agoandrewhMember
Same as njee.Posted 4 years ago
I have 7 bikes and one van.
If I were to sell I’m sure 6 of the bikes would each fetch more than the van.
The frame of my posh bike is worth more than the whole van. Actually, when I bought it I had my old car and the rear hub of the bike was worth more than that.ads678Subscriber
03 Passat Estate, 170k on the clock. My old style Five is probably worth more but my Inbred is probably about on par.
Car goes like a dream though, took it down to the Pyrenees this summer nearly 1000 miles each way, not a problem. I’d like a new car but I really want to get it to 200k!!Posted 4 years agoeuainSubscriber
Definitely- Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon as opposed to an 02-plate, Civic Type-R with 120k on the clock. Probably wheels and fork worth more than the car :).
I’ve had the car since new and no plans to replace as I can’t think of anything I want more (for sensible money) – bike is a revelation and can’t see replacing it in a hurry.Posted 4 years ago
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