Join Date: 25th May 2007
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One year old, 25000 miles up and...
My NHB Diesel ES is now just about a year old and has just passed the 25000 mile barrier. Madness I know but that's the working life I lead. At a guess about two-thirds of the mileage has been on motorways or dual carriageways so the car is pretty much in its element.
So, how's it been?
First of all NOTHING has gone wrong.
Second, it's been amazingly cheap to run, having burnt 2216 litres of fuel in the year - that's just over 488 gallons making fuel consumption of 51.2 mpg. The "B" trip has never been reset and shows 50.3 so the computer is under-reading a tad. Front tyres have about 3000 miles left in them before I'll replace them at 3mm.
Third, the dealer (August Motors in Salisbury) has been totally professional and helpful throughout.
Gripes? It should have had a spare wheel, the radio is a bit low rent and Mrs Fergus wishes the passenger seat had height adjustment.
Would I have another? Without a doubt but even at the mileage I cover the economics of petrol vs diesel may sway me back to petrol.