Ok, 6 years ago I bought, a 2004 msports as a stop gap after having someone write off my car. I've use it daily and it's quite honestly the most trusty car I've owned. I absolutely love it, it's simple, starts, keeps going and going, fun to drive. Ive serviced it fully every 12 months, but at the last mot my mechanic advised me that it needed new rear brakes, a new hand brake, and he said the turbo is running a little loud. It's covered 175k (60k mine, the rest from the other 1 owner who had it as a work vehicle and bought it off the company) miles nearly and it will be expensive to fix so he suggested I should run it and scrap it before the next mot. So, I've started the process of looking for a newer model, which is actually quite difficult, they don't seem the same. But heres the conundrum. The car gets endless comments, good ones, the body work is really good apart from a tiny patch of rust on 1 wheel arch, the interior average. I just get the distinct impression that this is going to be one of those cars that in 10 years time, I will see the exact same car selling for silly money and I'll be the one saying 'oh look, I had one of those and scraped it'. Is it just the Sunday car pristine ones that increase in value? Whilst it needs work, it just feels too 'classic' to scrap! I do have the opportunity to store it in a barn for as long as required if it would be worth it! I could also restore it completely but running it daily isn't the answer and I know I have to buy a new car and retire it. Anyone have any thoughts on this before I trade it in and it ends up as a metal cube in a scrap yard?