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      12-02-2009, 05:23 PM   #23
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I have to chime in here. Mine is parked outside and driven every day. I was going to park it for the winter but then storage + depreciation made me think twice. If it's going to depreciate, I want to drive it instead of losing money with it just sitting there.

thats what i've been trying to tell my friend for the last 8 yrs. he parks his car usually from nov to may every year...whats the point? its not a collectors car or anything like that...he has a 2001 325ci w/ 60000kms.
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By no means is my garage heated, it's just really well insulated thus not allowing the temp to drop below +5. I personally would not waste heat / money keeping my cars warm.

I have the space for two cars so my e92 and daily driver both go into the garage all year round.
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IMO as long as you take care of your paint it dosent matter if you park inside or out.
Inside is easier to maintain no doubt! When I park outside theres always a layer of dust on the car in the morning, or a layer of snow in the winter.
If you take the time to wash it and protect it regularly your paint will shine like new for years! If you park outside you'll find that you will need to compound it a little more often then if its parked indoors.
and it kills you when it rains overnight and the roads are dry in the morning but your car is dirty because of the rain....
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I live in a condo in downtown vancouver so it's always in an underground parkade, although I'm moving out for 2 months for the olympics so it'll most likely be parked on the road during that time
whats happening with the condos for the olympics?
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I keep the car in the garage because I can't stand sweeping snow off the car or scraping frost off the windshield in the morning. The garage isn't heated but the car is not frigid in the morning.
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If you have a house in Toronto and you live south of Lawrence, good luck being able to garage your car. I have a single car garage and its full of crap, even with a good organization system. A house with a two gar garage is probably north of $2MM and many houses at that price range don't even have a garage!
That's true, the majority of the houses near my office (Yonge south of Eglinton) don't have garages or even driveways for that matter.

Makes me happy I live further out in the burbs.
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i live in a condo, so it's garage kept.
nice to have space to load/unload the car.
it's not heated, but with ~1000 cars its certainly warmer than outside... also, no wind.
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whats happening with the condos for the olympics?
nothing, I was just fortunate enough to find someone to rent my place during the Olympics

I plan on getting the hell out of Vancouver during the Olympics because downtown is going to be a disaster zone lol
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nothing, I was just fortunate enough to find someone to rent my place during the Olympics

I plan on getting the hell out of Vancouver during the Olympics because downtown is going to be a disaster zone lol
So what mods are you going to do with the rent money

My car stays in the garage year round when at home!
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My garage is heated but I never turn the heat on, I don't really see a point unless it's like -10 out.
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I keep mine in the garage for the winter. makes a difference on the paint and wheels.
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