Just wondering how many of you have "daily drivers" and what you have?
Iv had a particularly bad month with the car (A4 B6 2.5TDi) - its all come at once.
I needed to purchase four new tyres - wasn't planning on changing tyres but the sidewalls cracked and were letting air out.
After this I had a tax reminder through the post, to top things off - when changing my oil I drained out an engine part which basically means I have worn cams.
That puts the spend on the car for the month;
Tyres - £490
Camshaft Kit - £1145
Tax - £140
The above payments had to be made on the credit card.
This is baring in mind I pay £170 per month for insurance which makes the total spend on the car almost £2000 over 30 days! (excluding fuel)
Needless to say - I will be paying off the credit card over the next few months, I hate being in debt.
The main reason I have thought about a daily drive is that I am currently repairing a friends Clio 1.2 16v (waiting on parts)
He called me asking for a jump-start, but broke down again a few miles later - basically he had the hazard warning light draining the battery gradually overnight and straining the alternator charging the battery whenever he drove.
I managed to source a used alternator for £25, an alternator belt for £5 and a hazard warning light for £6.
The alternator is right at the front of the engine and looks like a 10 minute job!
I think I will be on the lookout for a Clio once the credit card is paid off.