I too am a motoring enthusiast but niether family commitments nor budget allow me to indulge very much.
I am driving a 2.0dti Vectra C. Not everyones cup of tea I know but certainly fits in with said family and budget. So far very reliable and resonably priced motoring.
Mods are only done as and when a need arises. I put an alloy wheel and tyre package on the car as it worked out only slightly more expensive than just 4 tyres. I had to replace the springs last week as I had discovered a broken spring. Fitted a set of KONI sport springs only to find that both front springs where actually broken.
Next job is discs and pads all round. Thinking of buying MINTEX kits off eBay for £70 front and £70 rear. Might paint the callipers while I am at it. Does anyone have any better options for brakes. I don't need anything other than standard brakes so won't pay for drilled or groved discs unless they are similar price to the Mintex options.
Has anyone got a brake rewind tool and are you willing to lend it out. Don't live too far from Jonesy.
Also looking a decent panel filter. Which one and who does it for the best price?
One more thought. Has anyone got a full set of calipers (front and rear). That way I could paint a set of calipers and let them dry before swapping them for mine. We could pass them round to anyone else wanting to paint their calipers. Had thought about getting a set from a brakers yard, painting them up, then returning mine.
Perhaps we could have an NI swap shop to save on postage to the Mainland.