166 ownership experience
As every owner knows the 166 is simply a unique, lovely car hence why I have focused on practical matters here.
Having recently part exchanged my 166, I thought I'd share my experience of 30 months / 28K miles of ownership.
Owned a 2.0 TS Turismo with leather and mem seats. New (pre reg, UK car) in May 03 (one of the batch from Motorhouse 2000 - they all are prefixed DX03) px Nov 05. Bought @ £14000, px @ AR main dealer £6250. Depreciation works out at £260 per month which compared to say leasing or even buying new a mid range Mondeo or equiv is OK. I know what car I would rather have!
Reliability not good I am sad to say - drivers electric window failed, oil leak from engine which took 3 days to repair, 1 new clutch (all fixed under warranty). It departed needing another new clutch and had leaks from both the engine and gearbox, which AR were to inspect and sanction as it was third year of the warranty.
According to the trip computer, @ average speed 35 mph over 10K miles achieved 28mpg
Last edited by Alan B; 10-12-05 at 12:32.