whats it like on fuel, did the remaP affect the economy alot? how well do they take higher miles?
Its pretty good on fuel, if you're on a motorway run you can expect 42mpg.. I did a couple of tanks in the summer just driving around York when I wasn't doing any motorway miles and consumption was around 35mpg, but then I did use the power the remap gave me. I generally don't drive slow but I am careful with the cars, as in always letting them get up to temperature, oil/filter change every 7K..
They take high miles fine, I'd say the JTD is the engine best suited to high miles, but then it is a common fact that diesel engines do tend to outlast petrol engines. There's no reason why the car wouldn't get to 200K miles in my opinion, there's a guy on here who has clocked about 270K on the original engine. Belts are all done, no worries there until 2011 or 170K miles.. Wishbones have been recently replaced, brakes recently replaced, clutch recently replaced, radiator and thermostat recently replaced.. It has had most stuff done now that it should be able to do its next 20-30K only needing regular oil and filter changes. I'd just recommend carrying on with changing it every 7K like I have been doing, and all should be well. As my grandad always says, oil is cheaper than engines.
There's a fella coming for a look on the 23rd Feb, but he's not left a deposit or anything so its still for sale, in case you are interested