On or around Thu, 24 Mar 2005 22:08:26 +0000, Marc Draper
<email@example.com> enlightened us thusly:
>In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Larry Shaw
>>Looked at that option - but still 30mpg and poor performance....
>>(almost went the freelander route though........)
>>Hartwells prices etc put the 'cost to change' at around £20K for a Sll Disco
>>on an 03 plate.
>>The japcrap 'cost to change' works out at £17K and I get all the toys....
>>But I know what you are saying
>30 mpg is very good considering weight and size etc. Not much point
>looking at a decent 4x4 if you are worried about 30 mpg
>But then again you will really struggle to get 30 from a Td5. 25 is more
I've managed to get far less than 30 from the 300 TDi. Admittedly, it was
by thrashing it up the M6 at about 85-90.
in normal pootling around it does about that.
Looking at overall costs, though... just had to replace a water pump: about
30 quid. Ball joint for the drag link on order, about 4.5 quid.
It did have to have a vacuum pump, which was 109, but then I bet so are
everyone else's vacuum pumps.
basic dampers are about 20 quid a pair, springs not much more. Tyres tend
to be a bit pricier than car tyres, admittedly. Insurance isn't too high.
Also, in the main, the parts are available for 10, 15, 20 year old motors.
Bet it's fun getting parts for a 20-y-o nissan.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.fsnet.co.uk
my opinions are just that
Soon shall thy arm, unconquered steam! afar Drag the slow barge, or
drive the rapid car; Or on wide-waving wings expanded bear the
flying chariot through the field of air.- Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802)