Originally posted by Ed & Debbie
It was just a quick observation I made & it hit a hot-button while I'm about to plunck down over $30K (borrow!) on a new A/S & I'm nervous!! I really appreciate the vintage units. When younger I would buy quality (brand name) sail boats, refurb them, use 'em , & then sell. Never could afford the nice ones otherwise. Age & health dictate today's actions, have to buy 'ready-to-go'!
The difference between new and vintage, as far as I am concerned, is the difference between buying a 1957
Chevrolet Bel-Air, and a 2004 Malibu.
Some like to tinker, some like the classic lines, some like reliability and a warranty. With my Argosy, I am reasonably sure if something breaks, I can fix it. But, since it is older, there is a better chance it will break than if I had a new unit.