It will cost around 6k to store it for that long. I would imagine a storage place will give you a much cheaper price if you're there that long. If it's low miles and the exact way he wants it, in 4 years the car will be worth more than what he sells it for today. These cars with low miles are becoming more and more rare.
OP: How is storing a car for 4+ years worth it? The car is going to be worth less than it is now and cost a lot of money to store. Just doesn't seem worth it IMO. Buy one when you come back with the money you will be saving.
Can you make your signature any larger I cant see it...? /s
Well the car books at about 25,000 right now it was fully loaded new. ive owned it since 30,000 miles and now its climbing into 70k i honestly have no need for the extra cash.
(yes even if i traded the car in for 19,000 and stuck it in an IRA i would make some money, but its not about the money)
As far as its value later, anything increasing would be always considered a plus, but at the end of the day i feel like i own a piece of automotive history.
During my travels i also plan to add a second car to storage which im currently hunting for, It will be a veilside fortune rx7, and it too will just be a garage/storage unit paperweight.
This is what you need to do.
First, you don't change the fluids every year when the car isn't being touched. That makes no sense. Get an oil change now, fill the gas tank to the top, and buy a trickle charger. Something else to consider, purchase "flat stoppers', I have them for my M5 which I store for long periods of time. They prevent flat spots on the tires
You fill the gas tank full to prevent moisture. Add fuel stabilizer.
Trickle charger will keep battery full. If no outlet, pull the battery and put a trickle charger on it.
Put a car cover on it.
DO NOT drive the car once a year, that's just not good practice. Do not drive it till you return. At that point, go get all your fluids replaced.
Put covers over the exhaust pipes(or put rolled up socks in them.)
That's all you need to do. Everything else you read about is pointless. Jack stands will only ruin the suspension being suspended for so long. Don't do that.
Most people are telling you what they would do, I am telling you what I actually do. I own exotics(lamborghini/ferrari) and my m5, and other cars. I store them in a warehouse for long periods of time. Do not store the car with an empty tank like others suggest. Do not drain the coolant. Do not drain any fluids.
Thank you soo much for the reply!! i didnt even know flat stoppers existed, had my dealer show me a set that they keep. This will make my life soo much easier!