Article Date: 18/10/18
Vehicle Sold Date :
After the recent accident I suffered, my old car was completely totalled, needed something new
I don't intend on doing much to this car, but it has minor little bugs that I will end up wanting to repair to keep the vehicle running sweet whilst my insurance claim is being sorted
Only thing that bugs me about buying cars like this with no history, you've no idea how they have been maintained or looked after. So you either get a shitter or a gem. Judging by the work I've done so far, it's been looked after in an OK sense. However it clearly hasn't been driven like it should. After changing the plugs and giving the car a good arse-kicking (aka ragging the shit out of it in gear) it drives sweet now and picks up well.
The power band on this car doesn't start until around 4500, so you actually have to hold onto the revs in gears otherwise the car is gutless as shit outside of this rev range. When I first purchased it I was worried about the engine and drove it really low RPM everywhere and it was gutless. Now I've got a bit more confidence I actually drive it like all my other cars and it's responding better each time.
End of the day, if the engine blows up, it was a £500 piece of shit. I've owned Nissan's before and if you look after them maintenance wise, the engines go on forever so if I end up keeping the car for a while I will fix everything up so it's a good reliable car.
|107,200||15/04/19||Recall||Takata Airbag Recall (Carried out at Evans Halshaw Nissan Sunderland) - Fixed for free||£0.00|
|104,747||28/01/19||MOT||Annual MOT - No issues, car needed a couple of Tyres (actually only 1 but I purchased two as they were same axle)||£144.00|
|102,900||23/11/18||Repair||Snapped exhaust, new backbox and centre section purchased from EuroCarParts||£64.46|
|102,759||20/11/18||Repair||Second hand Ignition Coils Purchased (Part Number : 224486N015) - Never fitted... but kept as spares||£23.99|
|102,600||17/11/18||Service||Spark plugs replaced with Denso Iridium Units (Part number : IK16 / 5303) - These fixed a bad misfire... and should last around 100k||£20.78|
|101,520||18/10/18||PURCHASE||Purchased vehicle from a local car sales place||£520.00|
| Total Maintenance Costs : £253.23 = £42.20 per month maintenance
Time : 0 years, 6 months
Total Mileage driven since purchasing car: 6,500 miles
Total Costs of Car + Maintenance : £773.23