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Offline ianmac

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After 90k miles
« on: September 20, 2015, 12:14:38 PM »
I bought my 1.6 petrol TS saloon new in 2007.

Just passed 90,000 miles so time for a review.

Car has been 100% reliable, just needed tyres and servicing. The alloy wheels are the only problem and do need refurb or replacement,

It's now serviced at a local garage who also MOT it, cost less than £200 per year which seems reasonable.

Economy is about 38 mpg round town. On a recent trip to Ireland this went up to 43 so traffic makes a real difference.

Now my only problem is to replace it with something newer or spend on wheels.




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Re: After 90k miles
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2015, 05:47:20 PM »
As a Mazda noob it's always good to hear of long standing satisfaction and low maintenance costs  8)

Now my only problem is to replace it with something newer or spend on wheels.

Not really an equivalent choice; I guess it can only come down to how happy you are with the current car and whether you'd value the new toys and design updates that would come with a newer car? I know I was happy having waited so long to change my last car which likewise never broke down and had minimal servicing costs (although I kept up with the dealer servicing for a bit longer - so not as cheap!). Even happier now I've finally changed though O0

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Re: After 90k miles
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2015, 05:47:20 PM »