Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: South Yorkshire
Car: SAIC MG6 & Phoenix MG TF
Hard to believe I have owned my MG6 for 4 years now, 73,000 miles covered with 53,000 on LPG. Although LPG is still 46ppl and will be till the new year at least, this year has been the most expensive so far.
The 4th year service is the "Big One" plus the LPG system needed new filters costing just over £400 in total! Then the Cam belt/tensioner/water pump etc got changed at 70,000 miles for another £250. I also bought a new battery in September, thinking my original one was the cause of a hesitant start. Turned out it was stale petrol (car still uses petrol to start and run for the first minute or so) that had been in the tank so long. £10 of Shell and starting was back to normal, but at least I now have a Battery with a 5 year warranty - that should see this car out!
The car itself is wearing very well, interior is still completely intact with nothing broken and the seats (SE so cloth seats) and steering wheel show no discernible wear. All the silver trim has kept its colour and finish even on the gear knob.
The exterior paint is excellent and other than a stone chip that was on the car when I collected it there are no noticeable chips in the paint work on the bonnet or bumper. The paint has flaked off one of the front parking sensors, MG agreed to cover it on warranty but the garage failed to get it done at the last service, guess I will end up living with it now.
Guess that is about it for this year, no more expected expense till the next set of tyres. The Uniroyal Rainsport 3 at 32psi (checked weekly) are wearing well and I will definitely be buying the same again.
Last edited by davidj; 10-11-2016 at 00:24.