Fuel costs are probably the most expensive part of the R32 ownership proposition[!]. 10k serivce was about ?110 at VW, tyres can't say yet as they are fine but the fronts look like they are wearing quickest. For yourself, insurance might be pricey, looking at your profile[?]
Let me know which "M" you have as I can give you insights on the comparisons, obviously depending on the BM
Well, I do about 450 miles a week in mine. It costs about ?50 for 360 miles, therefore I spend about ?63 a week on fuel.
First service (19000 miles) cost me a whopping ?260.
However, tyres are incredible. Am going to change them in about a fortnight. I swapped the fronts and the backs at about 10000 miles and as a result, they've survived 21000 miles including 9000 miles of being a dealership demonstrator !! Plus, I'm not exactly gentle with them.
Will deffo be buying Michelins again simply because they offer decent grip AND also last the distance.
FYI, my insurance is ?800 a year. I'm 26 with 4 years NCB.
Like Doc says, petrol is the biggest cost of owning this car!
Can't stop driving the thing, I'm putting on atleast 250 miles a week, and I actually don't use the car to commute!
That made me laughLMAO....I only use the car to go to the train station and back, admittedly approx 20 miles round trip but somehow the miles just keep racking up. In fact I had a Mini Cooper S as a car to go to and from the station but it started gathering dust in the garage so I got rid[:I]
I got an insurance quote for ?850, that was with Churchill. My car cost about ?20 per week on fuel. I do around 140 Miles. I really would like a newish car now as my BM is a 97' plate.
I'm going to test drive a R32 on saturday. will let you know how i get on. What chould i look out for when looking at one guys? I know about the ECU upgrade so i'll check about that. Any other info would be wonderful.
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