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How much are the alloys? 😝

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How much are the alloys? 😝

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At least some of the serviceable engine parts are cheap, with the AM V12 being derived from the Ford V6 duratec engine such as coil packs, sensors etc.
 

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Don’t get one with carbon ceramic brakes then, they’re 5 figures to get them replaced.
I'm not sure that stopping from 27 miles an hour will take much out of the brakes!

I discovered that the luggage set ("currently unavailable") is (was?) a smidge over three grand. "What use would a Rapide S be without the OEM fitted luggage?", I hear you ask. Good question.

I have to say that the biggest issue is that I don't have a garage, so it would be parked on the drive at the mercy of the twice-daily pack of hooligans that they call "the school run". I am not completely sure that I am that brave.

How much are the alloys?
See - you admit that Scottish potholes need me to think of these things!

At least some of the serviceable engine parts are cheap, with the AM V12 being derived from the Ford V6 duratec engine such as coil packs, sensors etc.
"cheap" being a relative term! Although I saw an oil filter for about thirty quid on eBay: that counts as "definitely affordable".
 

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I came across the sales videos for my car, and decided to preserve them. The advert:
 

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The video that the salesman (in York) made to sell it to me (in Gosport):
 

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... and this one showed the car after prep, ready for trailering to me:
 

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All nice and clean and then….
 

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"cheap" being a relative term! Although I saw an oil filter for about thirty quid on eBay: that counts as "definitely affordable".
They are cheap for those serviceable parts on the engine and even a lot of the interior parts (indicator stalks are from a Ford Focus and a few other parts scattered about), as they have FoMoCo stamps on them. Google the parts and buy the Ford equivalent, saves loads. Unless you want to buy the ones in an Aston Martin box for 5x the price then it’s no longer cheap.
 

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With the third birthday of my Autobiography ownership (and about the second birthday of the unicorn hunt), I actually did the arithmetic.

In three years I have averaged a measured miles per litre of 7.15. This is about 32.53 miles per gallon. In that time I have had it serviced annually, and additionally I have had four oil changes (inc. AdBlue). I don't do my own oily ragging, so it cost me £121.92 + £129.92 + £160.05 + £173.84 = £585.73. I didn't do any extra in the first year, hence at the beginning of year two I needed a throttle body: £1,146.28. Total diesel related cost: £1,732.01.

My diesel cost a total of £3,972.28 - an average cost of £1.63 per litre. Petrol is about 20p cheaper than diesel, so I will use a petrol price of £1.43 for the next bit.

If I had done the same mileage in a petrol car (and assuming all other things being equal - DVD players, dash cams, servicing, maps, AC regs, boot mats etc.), I would have needed to average 6.2763 miles per litre (about 28.5 miles per gallon) Edit: 4.37miles per litre (about 19.87 miles per gallon) to break even with the all up cost of running a diesel.

So the question is for all you petrol X351 owners: what is your average fuel consumption, and does it beat 28.5Edit: 19.87 mpg (measured)?

It may be that the unicorn search is about to be abandoned, unless someone can tell me that it makes any sense at all (other then the sound, obviously)
 

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With the third birthday of my Autobiography ownership (and about the second birthday of the unicorn hunt), I actually did the arithmetic.

In three years I have averaged a measured miles per litre of 7.15. This is about 32.53 miles per gallon. In that time I have had it serviced annually, and additionally I have had four oil changes (inc. AdBlue). I don't do my own oily ragging, so it cost me £121.92 + £129.92 + £160.05 + £173.84 = £585.73. I didn't do any extra in the first year, hence at the beginning of year two I needed a throttle body: £1,146.28. Total diesel related cost: £1,732.01.

My diesel cost a total of £3,972.28 - an average cost of £1.63 per litre. Petrol is about 20p cheaper than diesel, so I will use a petrol price of £1.43 for the next bit.

If I had done the same mileage in a petrol car (and assuming all other things being equal - DVD players, dash cams, servicing, maps, AC regs, boot mats etc.), I would have needed to average 6.2763 miles per litre (about 28.5 miles per gallon) to break even with the all up cost of running a diesel.

So the question is for all you petrol X351 owners: what is your average fuel consumption, and does it beat 28.5 mpg (measured)?

It may be that the unicorn search is about to be abandoned, unless someone can tell me that it makes any sense at all (other then the sound, obviously)
Whatever answers come back, man maths will make it all work out Chris :ROFLMAO:

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I reckon if you get 32mpg in the diesel, you won’t see 28 in the petrol. More like 22.

However, are you sure about your numbers?
I might have missed something but roughly;
6000k miles a year @ 32.5mpg is around £1350. (163p)
6000k miles a year @ 22.5mpg is around £1750 (143p)
So £400 a year @6k miles, still under your diesel overspend.
 

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In comparison to that with the same engine, I’m averaging just over 36mpg to a full tank of diesel. With usually just one main service a year. All I’ve had to change in that time is an ABS sensor totalling £63.
 
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