Well, after two and a half year of very cheap motoring it's time for me and my SRi to part company.
I've only had to have two services (both under £130) and one is now due in a thousand miles or so (60K showing).
My second set of tyres are all but shot - and increasing the size to 225VR's seems to have increased the wear rate substantially - and worsened the ride quality.
Fuel overall has worked out around 34mpg, which isn't too bad for a 2.2 automatic with air conditioning.
Despite a new indicator stalk a couple of years ago, I still suffer the occasional ....
"can't cancel, won't cancel...oops...oh dear, I seem to be signalling the other way now".... moments.
Were I not going "up market" anyway, the indicators alone are the single reason why I'd not buy another Vauxhall.
I've met a number of "good guys" on this forum, discussed at length with many (and crossed swords with one or two!!!) over the last three years.
I've suffered eyewatering depreciation, unfortunately, in marked contrast to the other costs. Dealers seem to consider 60k a high mileage and really twist the fiscal knife. I could, no doubt, have got a bit more selling privately, but Mrs D (and I'm inclined to agree with her) doesn't want some thug coming round three weeks later and thumping me 'cos the head gasket's gone!!! At least, by part exchanging, you just give them the keys and walk away. Best not to think of the money lost!!!
New car arrives early next month, can't wait.
Regards to all,