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.How much are the alloys? 😝
I'm not sure that stopping from 27 miles an hour will take much out of the brakes!Don’t get one with carbon ceramic brakes then, they’re 5 figures to get them replaced.
See - you admit that Scottish potholes need me to think of these things!How much are the alloys?
"cheap" being a relative term! Although I saw an oil filter for about thirty quid on eBay: that counts as "definitely affordable".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.
Nice wee vids there Chris, saved for posterity and all that.The wheels were in good nick back then!
Freshly washed in York, by Albanians I wonder?and the car was clean!
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."cheap" being a relative term! Although I saw an oil filter for about thirty quid on eBay: that counts as "definitely affordable".
Whatever answers come back, man maths will make it all work out ChrisWith 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)
Definitely worth buying for the sound!They do sound great though.😇