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Old 13-05-2020, 16:01   #1
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Do you think they're a thing of the past ?

Evo's I mean, having done a couple of decades of them other than the makinen, wouldn't you say they're all getting old and expensive to keep, I never used to think about what we spent on services parts etc, I remember paying £500 for the mak cambelts service supposed to be 5 year old or 50k mileage... it had only done 20,000 miles !! I dread to think what we spent over the 20 years on the three of them we owned. So with not being on here so much I just wondered if the servicing is feasible when the car is getting older.

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Old 13-05-2020, 17:33   #2
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I do my own work and servicing so just parts isn’t expensive, fuel on the other hand! :-(
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Old 13-05-2020, 18:05   #3
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Old 13-05-2020, 18:33   #4
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To be fair , all petrol engined cars are old hat now . Fully electric don’t need servicing. Depends what you want I guess ..
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Old 13-05-2020, 18:46   #5
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Apart from they haven’t a clue what to do with the old batteries.
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Old 13-05-2020, 18:59   #6
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Old 13-05-2020, 19:50   #7
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Electric is the future, no matter how the batteries work. Cars that will run rings round even the most capable Evo.

Till then enjoy what you've got while you can
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Old 13-05-2020, 19:52   #8
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If you enjoy owning and driving your evo then why not as compared to other cars of similar type they are cheap to run.If your one of these owners that owns an evo as an investment and never drives it then tbh I just don't understand why.These cars are getting older and the thing that would put me off running one is if parts were hard to find but it's not an issue at all.
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Seeing you haven’t bought a new Bmw or merc every year or two you will be £s in with no depreciation on the Evo which has cheap services also.

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I always found them cheap to service tbh. Used to do my own oil changes for circa £35, then take it to a local place like Evotune for the AYC every other service which wasn't expensive.
Even the big 5 year service is cheap compared to taking a BMW / Merc / VW to a main dealer for a big service (as most evo owners would use reputable tuners rather than main dealers who were generally useless).
Used to hack me off when all the mags etc slated them for needing servicing every 5000 miles - I've done this on every car ive owned no matter what the manufacturer says.
Biggest issue I have now is the price of the cars !!!
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its allways been the same hasnt it, if you worry about the service costs an evos not for you ,but i think these things are becoming summer blasters now ,seeing only a few 1000 miles a year ,so a gallon of oil and a filters butoons ,good ones are holding there money very well ,the older ones that are still being used daily wont be around in say 5 years as the tin worn will get them ,before anything else
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I think they are average, the German top Marques are considerably more expensive to service.

The thing with the Evo is they still have the 'Chav' badge attached to them, which it shouldnt considering Chavs all drive RS Audis and AMG mercs
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The thing with the Evo is they still have the 'Chav' badge attached to them, which it shouldnt considering Chavs all drive RS Audis and AMG mercs
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Few months after I sold my VIII I bought an A45. Was mapped to about 430. Was a lovely place to sit in, but the best way I can describe it - is it was the most brutally fast boring car I’ve ever driven. Best two features were the performance exhaust and Apple CarPlay...

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