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I was gonna put this in the "Chit Chat" section, but I feel like "family" with the SuperSport crew, so I'll put it here instead....

Sorry for the long post, but I'd like everyone to know ALL the info before they give their opinion. And, I do want your opinion.
Here's the deal.
Depending on who you are, you might say I have a lot of "toys."

2002 Ford Ranger, 260,000 miles, bought new (runs like a top, but still "getting old")
1995 Cadillac Seville STS, 121,000 miles, bought used (needs a starter and rear suspension work, currently not running)
2007 Chevy Malibu, wife's car, bought new, making payments
2000 Ford Escort ZX2, wife's first car, 120,000 miles, bought new, needs transmission, but otherwise runs great.
2001 Ducati (SS) Sport 750ie, 4,000 miles, bought new, (my baby) runs great, will own it 'till I die.
2008 Kawasaki KLR650, bought new, 4,000 miles
1967 Chrysler Charger 151 (boat) with original Chrysler trailer and a 1970 Chrysler 85hp outboard, runs but could use some "freshening up"

Okay, so I want to start working on the boat this spring. It "floats and goes", but the P/O put so much money into it, that it won't take much more than a coat of paint for this boat to be perfect. Also, I'd like to fully rebuild the original trailer.
With recently starting a new job, my paycheck isn't what it once was. That being said, I'd have to sell one of my toys to fund fixing up the boat and trailer.

Out of everthing we have, my wife and I decided to keep the following vehicles no matter what:
My Ranger (I had it since it was new, took care of it, so the high mileage doesn't bother me. Also, having a pickup truck comes in handy being a homeowner.)
My Ducati (out of the question, so don't even mention it)
Her Escort ZX2 (Currently not on the road because of transmission issues, but it still runs great. She had it since it was new.
And, the Malibu (Makes sense, just bought it last year and still making payments. Bought it spur-of-the-moment when her transmission went. Got a great deal in 2008 as a 2007 left-over. Made sense to have a new car considering our current fleets mileage.)

So, that leaves the boat, the KLR, and the Cadillac.
To which, the KLR is the only one that needs nothing, runs great, ready to sell.
The Cadillac does look nice, and someone would be proud to own it, but with today's gas prices, I'm not sure it will be easy to sell a V8 car with the first generation Northstar engine that REQUIRES PREMIUM GAS!

So, should I sell the Cadillac to fund fixing the boat?

Should I sell the boat to fund fixing the Cadillac?

Or. Should I sell the KLR to fund fixing BOTH the boat AND the Cadillac?
 

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True. But the boat has already sat, untouched, for 2 years. Shame to let it sit like that. Doesn't mean I don't like it.

Sad truth is, something must be sold to fund fixing the other toy(s).
 

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why would you keep an old cadillac and an old ford escort???

at least the klr is useful.
Both can be used year-round, and I wouldn't say they were old. The escort is a 2000 ZX2, my wife had since it was new, just needs transmission work.
The Cadillac is nice. Chrome wheels, vogue tyres, Pearl white paint, tan canvas top w/moonroof, tan leather interior. Just needs a starter and rear suspension work.

The only reason I even considered selling the KLR is 'cause it's "ready to go" and will most likely make the most amount of money in my pocket, meaning I could fix up BOTH my Caddy AND the boat/trailer.
 

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Do you have any children? Depending on age and condition, they may be worth more than the bike, the Çaddy, or the boat.
ROFLMAO. Except when they're 13, then you have to pay someone daily to take them. 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 you have to pay someone ALOT daily, at least the one I have.
 

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From my point of view, the Caddy doesn't need much work. Replacing the starter and replacing the rear suspension won't cost that much.
So I suggest, fix the Caddy and sell him and the KLR!
 

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I have never sold a bike and not regretted it.

Boats are bigger holes to throw money into than Duc's. I'd start there.
 
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