After 8 years of owning our little cavarno, we are having naughty thoughts about selling it. Not because we want to up-size or down-size or upgrade, but because our plans for the next 12-18mths aren’t covering many long van trips. We are thinking cycle trekking, backpacking etc for next year…. And is it fair to have this van resting on our drive?
Problem is, there is nothing better out there for the money – bigger branded vans tend not to be as well made yet cost more for the age… These really are such good value. If we did sell, what would we rebuy when the time came? Nothing comes close for the value we’d realise for this… And it’d never be as good. One reason to swap is for 4×4/real off-road capabilities which, to be fair, the Cavarno couldn’t do.
So at the weekend, we (well I) washed it as we seldom wash the outside (I don’t believe in washing metalic-painted vans, all you do is create paint swirls!), and I’m surprised how well it came out! Even the wheels are shiny! OK – I’m not going to say it is in perfect condition, but for an 8yo vehicle its pretty damn good! Only minor blemishes and door-dings which any 3yo car would have – testomony to how we’ve looked after it and parked safely away from others! Of course, as with everything it does need taking care of and general maintenance to keep it in good condition, So with the sun shining on it, it looks good…..
….which makes us think “keep it, there really is nothing better”, and just plan in more van trips next year instead!
Decisions decisions…. What do you think?
After long deliberations, we can’t see anything better, and as the van is in pretty much perfect condition we’re going to keep it for the foreseeable 🙂 So with that in mind, we’ve got some weekends away planned already! 🙂