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Paul_1978_yorks
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Putting £ in

#1 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:42 pm

So who has put more money into a Rover than it’s worth simply because you love them, knowing full well you won’t get it back?!
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Re: Putting £ in

#2 Post by Liverpoolman1 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:25 pm

Me for one, but there is no accounting for illogical action when you fall in love.
Even now I would spend money a shedload of money on my 23 year old rather than think of it going for scrap.

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#3 Post by alviseven » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:34 pm

£4487 for 107K since 2005 plus £60 purchase works out at 4p per mile for the one
£2048 for £30 since 2012 plus £250 purchase (inflation!) works out at 6.8p per mile for the new scrap one

However I dread to think what the time I would have to charge in this as this is only all parts from spares panels oil and consumables so perhaps not the best comparison as there are no labour costs in this at all.

I know my Fiat 500 cost me £3.5K in parts and when I worked out the time it was nearer to £25K labour costs minimum. Taking this as a ratio of costs I would perhaps suggest a staggering £46K in labour costs making about £50K total spend for the two cars and about 130K miles.
Thank God I do not pay myself these figures or I would be broke!!!!
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#4 Post by 1234dist » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:19 am

I’m £8k into a coupe I’ve owned for 9 years and have never driven.
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Re: Putting £ in

#5 Post by Dorchester » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:22 am

I've just done a spending of love with my 214 cabby: purchased for 2,500€ (£2,100), plus as much in pieces & mechanic's labour...
Mind that prices on the continent are far much higher than in the mainland!
But no regret, I love it! :drive1
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#6 Post by Cromp85 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:22 pm

Purchased my 220 for £400 back in 2013
Paid £70 to have it towed from Redditch back to Dudley
(The car was running fine but had no MOT)
I got it on the road in 2015, All repairs were done by myself so about £12 for a track rod end, £45 for a sill repair panel and £50 for two wings.
In 4 years and 30k on the road i have spent about £2000 in parts and labour for repairs.
Total to date: £2577
And it still needs a full respray :laughing2
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#7 Post by richard moss » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:33 am

alviseven wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:34 pm
£4487 for 107K since 2005 plus £60 purchase works out at 4p per mile for the one
Which sounds like pretty good economics, compared to newer cars which depreciate
Out in the desert with 2 old Jeeps and a Saab 9-3 cabrio
Back home: wife's 1993 216 DOHC Cabriolet, daughter's R100 and my 1969 MGC GT

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#8 Post by Kriss707 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:58 pm

Paid £250 for my Cabbie in 2015.

So far spent...
4 new gas Shox (ebay) £50
Exhaust rear box £60
New hood (eBay) £75
Full respray with minor body tidying £3000
Brake discs & pads all round £100
Both handbrake cables £50
Good quality oil & filter £60
Trailing arm Polybushes £40
Front droplinks £20
Rotor arm & cap £15
Outer CV boots £15

Non essential upgrades
17" MG Straights with tyres £50
Civic boot spoiler with Led brake light £10
220GSi front bumper with fog lights (complete car) £50
Induction kit £10
3 point harnesses £50
JVC multichanger I.C.E. (ebay) £25

Planned next year
Cambelt & water pump kit
4 new tyres
Stainless exhaust
Fuel filter

Car will never be worth what's been spent so far. But it's my hobby :D

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#9 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:43 pm

The ROVER 25X

Cost £6700 to buy, it was 18 months old.

From Memory this is what I spent.

MG6 Engine Cover - £50
Window Tint - £150
Set of new Addendum Wheels - £150
Tyres for them. - £200
Audio Equipment - £1000 give or take over the years.
Rear Lights - £100
Front Lights - £200
Grilles - £50
Mk2 25 Front End - £150
Mk1 ZR front valance - £50
Mk1 ZR Arch Kit - £50
ZR Rear Bumper - £60
Streetwise Tailgate Handle - £25
Brand New Spoiler - £50
Clear 3rd Brakelight - £25
Electric Mirrors - £60
Chrome Mirror Covers - £40
Custom Backbox - £150
Midsection - £150
ZR 160 Struts - £80
Xpower Springs - £120
Strut Brace - £60
52mm TB - £50
ZS 180 Brakes - £80
3 Clutches - £380
Leather Seats - £150
Mk2 25 Speedo - £50
Arm Rest - £30

Probably spent more than this not including all the serviceable bits.

Halfords and Motorworld rubbish over the years. - £400

Full Respray - £1800

TOTAL: £12,610

Worth it, no not at all, the paint was done in 2011, its peeling off, car is worthless.


I'll be spending a fair few more quid to come on the Cabby but since it only cost me about £300 to buy its not as bad.
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#10 Post by redandwhitE » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:23 am

Dorchester wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:22 am
I've just done a spending of love with my 214 cabby: purchased for 2,500€ (£2,100), plus as much in pieces & mechanic's labour...
Mind that prices on the continent are far much higher than in the mainland!
But no regret, I love it! :drive1
Interesting that just after 31 January, you call the UK "the Mainland"......
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1998 VW Polo 1.9D CL (purple) - on the road
1993 416 GSi (BRG) - not on the road
1972 Mercedes 350 SL (red) - not on the road
1998 Audi Cabriolet (maroon) - not on the road

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#11 Post by montegoman » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:43 am

Well, we haven't moved. We are still part of Europe, we are just not in the EU.
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Re: Putting £ in

#12 Post by Dorchester » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:11 am

redandwhitE wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:23 am
Interesting that just after 31 January, you call the UK "the Mainland"......
You made me smile...
I wrote it on purpose:
1. because I'm mainly writing to Britons about a British car hence I'm thinking as if I were in the mainland
2. Don't forget my grandad is born 'subject of her gracious majesty' hence a quarter of my blood feels British even I'm driving on the wrong side of the road! :)
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#13 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:23 am

I don't even bother thinking about it the £200 brake pads are worth more than the car :laughing2

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Re: Putting £ in

#14 Post by Cromp85 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:22 pm

redandwhitE wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:23 am
Dorchester wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:22 am
I've just done a spending of love with my 214 cabby: purchased for 2,500€ (£2,100), plus as much in pieces & mechanic's labour...
Mind that prices on the continent are far much higher than in the mainland!
But no regret, I love it! :drive1
Interesting that just after 31 January, you call the UK "the Mainland"......
I suppose with Rover being British, its always been the mainland as all the cars and parts originate here. (Apart from the Japanese bits :laughing2 )
My Rovers to date:
1994 Rover 220GSI in Tahiti blue (On the road)
2002 MG ZR 105 in Solar red (On loan)
1995 214i (On SORN)

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#15 Post by redandwhitE » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:13 am

Dorchester wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:11 am
redandwhitE wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:23 am
Interesting that just after 31 January, you call the UK "the Mainland"......
You made me smile...
I wrote it on purpose:
1. because I'm mainly writing to Britons about a British car hence I'm thinking as if I were in the mainland
2. Don't forget my grandad is born 'subject of her gracious majesty' hence a quarter of my blood feels British even I'm driving on the wrong side of the road! :)
Yes, I thought it was deliberate.... Ha ha

25% is admirable!!!
1995 416 SLi (Ostensibly BRG) - on the road
1998 VW Polo 1.9D CL (purple) - on the road
1993 416 GSi (BRG) - not on the road
1972 Mercedes 350 SL (red) - not on the road
1998 Audi Cabriolet (maroon) - not on the road

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