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The factory five cars (and many others) actually handle better than the originals and have better safety features. They won't necessaitly appreciate in value, however you can actually drive them and drive them hard and put them away wet and they do hold they hold their value pretty well. They are still toys however and will still make you a car jack target so you still need to be careful. Thumbs down to those wanna be snobs that insist that no real car guy would drive a clone car because we car guys "do" and enjoy them every day and actually them to the track. I have owned an investment car before and I will now stick to well performing "driveable" cars because I can actually enjoy them!
I love that Sterling RX. Who cares if it's not a "brand name car?" or an imitation of something else. I wouldn't.
I've never heard of a Sterling, anyway, so in this case you could perpetrate the fraud of "it's a rare vehicle."
Real deal (that will again appreciate) baby Birds (55-57 T-Bird) can be purchased for less than the price of a replica. Watch the auctions. These cars are soft right now.
Used Cobra replicas can be purchased for far less than a new kit.
Way to many of you here are snobs (and obviously ignorant ones to boot) to the inth degree if you think that many of the kits aren't as good as the original or even better. First of all it depends on the kit manufacturer and the engineering and tech put into the kit. Second it depends on who constructed it (it can range from the kit manufacturer or licensed dealer to the individual themselves) and last it depends on the intention of the kit. Some are simply for looks alone such as the Lambo kit for the Fiero, it's a poser car. Pinning a specific on all kit cars shows you to be a neophyte car person. A definition of a kit car does not mean a car that has had a doner for chassis or whatever either. Kits are of a variety of types. Don't be so ignorant.
Anyone that pins the "extension of penis" bit on anyones likes for an automobile needs to step up and tell us all what it is that makes your blood flow. That's a term used by jealous a$$es or greenies that think we're evil because we love automobiles.
True car guys actually know things and don't talk out their a$$.