Costs, work and fuel economy

I am not expecting great economy from this car, but it is light and should have reasonably low-drag, so it will be interesting to see what it will do, and what sort of range the car has, which is important for long trips.

Best fuel economy = 33.21 mpg (Fill 16) – Lots of French / Italian / Swiss motorway

Best fuel economy not on a continental trip = 29.91 mpg (Fill 10) – Mainly British motorway

Worst fuel economy = 22.6 mph (Fill 5) – A/B Road driving

Link to Google Drive fuel spreadsheet

 

Parts (non-servicing)

  • 09/11/2011 Pioneer TS-E1702i speaker – £44.99 (Lowest online price)
  • 13/11/2011 Carpet adhesive – 4.99
  • 28/11/2011 Graham Varley’s Sagaris manual – £59.50
  • 18/01/2012 Levan Roof Panel Bag – £84.99 (£78 + £6.99 p&p)
  • 23/01/2012 CTEK MXS 3.6 Charger & Cigarette lighter adaptor. £51.18
  • 29/01/2012 Autoglym Bodwork Shampoo – £14.99
  • 29/01/2012 Halfords 2 in 1 Microfibre Mitt – £3.99
  •  06/02/2012 TVR Holdall for the boot £15.99
  • 12/02/2012 2 kg Powder fire extinguisher £7.99
  • 13/02/2012 Ring Automotive Electric Compressor – £23.98
  • 13/02/2012 Draper Tyre Pressure Gauge (69924) – £9.86
  • 07/04/2012 Alloy washer bottle – £82

Total parts spend = £404.45

 

Servicing & work costs

  • 30/10/2011 Quick release bonnet pins – supply and fitting (TrackVRoad) – £89.76
  • 05/04/2012 New alloy radiator, silicone hose kit, newAP Racing rear brake pads, door seal fixing (TVR Power) – £1,232.66
  • 08/05/2012 New tyres – Toyo T1-Sport, 225/35/18 front and 235/40/18 (rear) Y rated (Millers Tyres) – £616.00
  • 10/08/2012 6k service, refurb heater fan unit, adjustable brake bias valve, realign passenger seat (TrackVRoad) – £1,372.92
  • 14/11/2012 Suspension Health Check (Center Gravity) – £146.37
  • 14/11/2012 Rolling road session and new front pads (TVR Power) – £276.00
  • 13/05/2013 Damper refurb (by Gaz), near rear spring and geo (Neil Garner) – £312.39
  • 05/08/2013 12k Service, Uprated starter, injector clean, throttle body gaskets (TVR Power) – £1,759.32
  • 31/07/2014 Regular service and a few bits (TVR Power) – £837.99

Total servicing and work spend = £6,643.55

Trackdays and driver training

Insurance costs

  • Insurance 2011 / 2012 = £378.42 (Fully comp, 5000 miles, business use, no protected ‘no claims’)
  • Insurance 2012 / 2013 = £335.02 (Fully comp, 3000 miles, no business use, no protected ‘no claims’)
  • Insurance 2013 / 2014 = £290.06 (Fully comp, 2000 miles, no business use, protected ‘no claims’, legal cover)
  • Insurance 2014/2015 = £308.08 (Fully comp, 2000 miles, no business use, protected ‘no claims’, legal cover)
  • Additional April 2014 – Added business cover – £41.50 (£15 of which was alteration fee, and £26.50 was the smallest uplift they do).

Total insurance spend = £1,353.06

Tax costs

  • £215 for 2012/2013
  • £220 for 2013/2014

 

MoT costs

  • Included in 10/08/2012 service
  • Included in 07/08/2013 service
  • £40 on 31/07/2014