3 years in.........

3 years in.........

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sonicbloo

Original Poster:

549 posts

96 months

Monday 23rd April 2018
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Today it's 3 years exactly since I got my dream car

Pics from the day I picked it up from the dealer, and safely home after my 50 mile drive back





So far, its been cheap motoring.

Insurance has been £300-400 per year
Tax circa £240 per year
MOT £40 per year

Parts bought

Battery £99
Oil cooler lines £200
Wiper blades £70
Blower motor & resistor £120
Rear tyres £190 x 2
Front tyres £165 x 2
Fog light £90
Rear Handbrake pads £100
Front bumper repaint £350
Oil & filter £80 x 3
Gearbox & axle oil change £70

Add on 9000 miles of fuel (roughly £3,000?) and I reckon it's cost me £7k for 3 years fun.

Depreciation in the cars value so far? Probably Zero smile

Dr-Bob

6,621 posts

206 months

Thursday 26th April 2018
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Great stuff .... Glad your still enjoying the Viper .

They are great value for money and very little if any depreciation

sonicbloo

Original Poster:

549 posts

96 months

Friday 27th April 2018
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Still enjoying it very much smile

Over the same period of time our Alfa Giulietta 1.6 diesel has lost at least £7k in depreciation, plus all associated running costs

........I'll see if I can persuade my wife to get a 2nd Viper as a replacement as they are much cheaper to run smile

Thomas Foreman

25 posts

18 months

Thursday 10th May 2018
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Absolute beauty of a motor... Glad you're still enjoying her three years on!

AWG

841 posts

102 months

Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Great car sir. £70 wiper blades?

sonicbloo

Original Poster:

549 posts

96 months

Thursday 27th September 2018
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AWG said:
Great car sir. £70 wiper blades?
Thanks smile

It seems £70 was a bargain !

Now they're $109.95 plus shipping and duty/VAT etc https://theviperstore.com/Viper3_Products_Accessor...
I have made up an emergency set by sticking a generic rubber insert onto the factory wiper blades, but not sure how long they'd last.

Latest expenditure

£120 on replacement factory mats
£20 Fuse box cover

Will be doing a service over winter with new brake pads and fluids

sonicbloo

Original Poster:

549 posts

96 months

Thursday 27th September 2018
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Pics from last weekend

Cars in the Park, Lotherton Hall, North Yorks




Dr-Bob

6,621 posts

206 months

Thursday 4th October 2018
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Looking good.....

Been out in mine loads this year.. Great fun