Join Date: 26th October 2017
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Thoughts on selling?
I don't want to sell my Milano Red FN2, let's just start there.
I've had it for just under 2 years and it was registered in 2011 and built in 2010 iirc (thus LSD). It had circa 44k on it with history when I bought it (£8.2k), is now on 84k (literally mainly motorway miles between Wetherby and Leeds). Serviced and maintained since by Grinspeed and oil changed every 6k or less max, as I'm paranoid, either by myself or the garage next door to where I used to work if I was low on time). Valve clearances checked and done in October last year as part of the infamous full service.
I had an interview today where I'd have to drive appx 3-4 hours a day (86 miles each way) during the 3 month trial period (if I get it obviously, and if I go for it). A) I don't want to be putting that sort of mileage on the car, although I'm confident she'll be fine and B) I didn't get, and improve it to do that sort of journey, plus insurance considerations (all mods declared but that's huge mileage). I can't afford a second car - unless there's a reliable £500 diesel out there with cheap tax, I think not. Plus there's a chance I'd continue to commute it after the trial period.
If I do sell, I don't want to put her back to standard, although I know it's the sensible thing to do - rather I'd rather someone take her on as a continuing project. How much do you guys think "The Bundle" is worth?
Mods on the car:
CPL CAI with Relocated Battery tray
Custom exhaust with 200 cel cat in line (slight drone at 50 but not at 70 and lovely in vtec, pretty quiet on start and around town.
Skunk knob, obligatory (Have original box etc)
17" Le Mans Honda Alloys with Cross Contact tyres (all new late last year), haven't changed to summer tyres as have a slipped disk atm and am being good.
Meister ZetaCRDs, fully fitted and setup by Grinspeed (Sticks like glue with a much more compliant ride)
Meyle HD droplinks fitted at the same time as the above
Kenwood DAB Double Din Android / Apple compatible head unit (with nav) connex kit
Front bulbs uprated and has new HIDS
Ally chrome Petrol cap (Plain, not civic, see below)
Recent new black EBC disks and redstuff pads
Flashpro (Mapped by Chris)
Yes I bought and put the official Type R badge on the grill.
3 new wheel arches (COX), 3rd to be put on with a new arch liner I have, although it's held well with hot glue!
Not on the car at the moment:
Original alloys not too bad, need tyres
Genuine Honda 18" Krypton Alloy Wheels & Yokohama Advan Sport tyres (Cheers Loxy) in great condition
Mugen Quick Shift
Brand new GP Kit (literally boxed from COX, front and back and includes grill)
Brand new Black boxed mirror cowls (Need to sort a non moving mirror issue, replacement hasn't worked so need to play)
Alloy "Civic" petrol flap, sprayed black as purchased on here
New reverse and rear number plate bulbs (if I can find them)
Mirror module to pull in mirrors with the remote.
Spare exhaust tips as I was going to have a play and spray them black
Spare undertray to replace the current one when the GP kit was to go on (along with new bumper supports). Current one has the alloy plate present, but slightly mangled
New Mercedes rear boot struts, not bad enough to need fitting, but was going to do anyway
Various boxes of clips, general spares and cosmetic fitting bits
Spare interior box lid for when it eventually wears through
Rear cargo net - only reason this isn't on is the original silencer is in the boot atm.
Still have the original manifold / cat
Have the original stereo etc too
Slight ding drivers door (thanks outside tap & wind)
Slight ding above passenger door (cheers daughter and crutches)
Usual bonnet marks
One wing needs a little tlc at the top, but not really noticeable
Had scratches on rear quarter that have buffed out well and covered with genuine touch up paint, when waxed hard to see, but I'd have like to have done properly.
Noticed last week there's a couple of slight marks at the bottom of the rear bumper, assumedly where people have knocked it (bearing in mind it was up on ramps at the time (once the GP kit is on, irrelevant)
I don't know the official figures as they've never been my goal, rather improve drivability and response, definitely much improved over stock both performance wise and road holding. If any of you know Old Mother Shiptons Cave, you can scare Golf Rs in the wet on the uphill as they can't get their power down.
Last edited by stimcity; 6th June 2019 at 20:13.