Originally Posted by Freds GTV 2001
WOW Nige your car has done 98,000 Miles or 155,000 Km !
Whats the car like at that mileage ? Guess you keep it well kept together.
My cars only done 39,000 miles or 63,000 Km. Everything feels tight and normal as if it was brand new not that id know what brand new feels like tho but could imagine thats what its like.
Hi Fred. The car is very nice indeed, feels like new and is still very tight and responsive in every way. There are some pics in my gallery on here if you want to take a look.
Obviously there are some dings on the body, it'll be 12 this year so that's to be expected and the carpets are a very odd mix of black and green, I suspect something has happened to these in the past, perhaps someone tried to bleach them ???
The car is maintained by a local indie and I don't skimp on this although I don't go overboard, I suffer from Alfachondria as it is and don't intend to make this worse !
I drive it enthusiastically but with a little mechanical sympathy so hopefully this helps too. I just look after it well but certainly don't go overboard with polishing it every week, that's too much for me. I will be keeping it for a while yet so the cambelt job will be done this year and of course anything else that's needed, the MoT is next month so I'm keeping everything well crossed !
Next year may well see me looking for a V6, would have been this year except for mega expenses with the daughters wedding in Hawaii. Trip to a Hawaii or a V6 ? No contest, V6 everytime but no choice I'm afraid.
Although it's in good nick the resale price for it would only be about £1500 so when I do go for a change I reckon someone is going to get a nice motor for not much money.