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dave the builder

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Re: Omega Ownership Costs
« Reply #15 on: 29 June 2019, 18:36:46 »

My 53 plate Omega in 15 months ,3500 miles
transmission oil and filter
1 coil pack+ genuine plugs ,air filter,oil filter,oil
1 x mot
paint ,underseal,supertrol ,panels ,etc
bucket avoidance system rear camera ,touchscreen radio + dashcam
new rear springs ,seat covers
spare extra parts(spare mirrors,brake pads cable ,headlamps etc )
including petrol .insurance ,breakdown cover

less than 150 per month
not including my labour  ;D

Which in anyone's book Dave must be considered cheap for running our cars :D :D :y

cheap motoring considering the payload i carry  :y
,the only thing that I'd moan about is the 25 MPG petrol cost
I used to get 33 ish MPG from my 20SE carlton ,which was pre emission standards 1990s
(the C20NE engine got dumped ) :-X

that said ,I'd much rather drive My car than some modern FWD 50 MPG Euro box

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Re: Omega Ownership Costs
« Reply #16 on: 29 June 2019, 18:47:58 »

I type a long reply with all my cars down to pence per mile, but the useless oppsing wifi around here meant it got lost. So oppsit, I aint type it again  >:(
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Re: Omega Ownership Costs
« Reply #17 on: 29 June 2019, 18:56:08 »

I type a long reply with all my cars down to pence per mile, but the useless oppsing wifi around here meant it got lost. So oppsit, I aint type it again  >:(
Shame, that would have made an interesting read.   :-X
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Re: Omega Ownership Costs
« Reply #18 on: 29 June 2019, 18:56:25 »

I type a long reply with all my cars down to pence per mile, but the useless oppsing wifi around here meant it got lost. So oppsit, I aint type it again  >:(
so your internet can't deliver your "packets" in Brackley either  :P
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Re: Omega Ownership Costs
« Reply #19 on: 29 June 2019, 19:01:55 »

I doubt that I spent 5k on my plod one... Over 6 years/190k miles. And still sold it for what I paid for it ;D
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Re: Omega Ownership Costs
« Reply #20 on: 29 June 2019, 19:02:27 »

Don't have the paperwork to hand, but Ive spent over two grand getting mine how I want it. Most of that was in the first year.
The accepted wisdom would say its mad to spend thousands maintaining and upgrading a car with very little resale value, but a well sorted Omega is still a nice car to drive, even today. And how much  would a car cost now that has all or most of the characteristics of the Omega ?
To me, its cheap motoring.
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Re: Omega Ownership Costs
« Reply #21 on: 29 June 2019, 19:13:01 »

That's my logic too Albs.
Paid 1000 for mine around 5 years ago and went to town on it..new suspension/brakes/exhaust etc etc.

Dries like a dream and the 100k miles Ive covered have been a pleasure and now I only seem to pay std running costs.Trouble is with a 15 year old car when something big now needs doing you have a lot of soul searching justifying spending it again
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Re: Omega Ownership Costs
« Reply #22 on: 29 June 2019, 19:28:33 »

Of course they are, it's a modern classic! :)


Which translates as an old car that I'm deluding myself might be worth something before I die
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Re: Omega Ownership Costs
« Reply #23 on: 29 June 2019, 20:13:49 »

Does that include the 16,000 to rebuild it after the bump  :-\  ;D

 :o :o :o ;D ;D ;D ;)

No, but it does include 1,190 net for parts and labour after insurance payout ;)

Did you keep a record of how much, including fuel?
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Re: Omega Ownership Costs
« Reply #24 on: 29 June 2019, 21:12:42 »

About 17k unleaded in one year ::)
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Re: Omega Ownership Costs
« Reply #25 on: 29 June 2019, 21:24:02 »

Christ, Cba, I buy em, when it goes wrong fix it, how much does it cost over it's life couldn't tell ya, I've better things to waste my time on.
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« Reply #26 on: 29 June 2019, 22:34:29 »

Each to their own. ;)
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Re: Omega Ownership Costs
« Reply #27 on: 30 June 2019, 07:53:32 »

Does that include the 16,000 to rebuild it after the bump  :-\  ;D

 :o :o :o ;D ;D ;D ;)

No, but it does include 1,190 net for parts and labour after insurance payout ;)

Did you keep a record of how much, including fuel?

No, as I consider that, like insurance and road tax to be expenses for any car.  The figure would probably scare me though and be in the tens of thousands!! :o :o :o ;D ;D ;)
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Re: Omega Ownership Costs
« Reply #28 on: 30 June 2019, 09:42:13 »

Mine covers about 3500 miles per year at approx. 24mpg. Cba to work out the cost tbh because if I was interested or bothered, I wouldn't drive a gas guzzler.
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Re: Omega Ownership Costs
« Reply #29 on: 30 June 2019, 10:53:39 »

Of course they are, it's a modern classic! :)


Which translates as an old car that I'm deluding myself might be worth something before I die

 :y  ;D ;D ;D
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