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I really should use it more this year :) | only did 2,000 last year. [/B][/QUOTE]

i bet mine didn't do much more than that makes if not less :crackup:

criminal really mind you my fuel bill was cheap
 

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Every day of course:) Went for a bit of a blitz tonight, thankfully im getting new tyres this weekend as had a very scary 3rd gear whilst joining the batheaston bypass ! Tis filthy at the moment though, intend on giving it a serious clean over the weekend.
 

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Not really but having said that I've covered about 3k in the last year.

Been really busy of late and haven't had the time to go for a blast and after 2 months being neglected in the garage I decided to go out for a blat and now the bloody starter motor has packed up :confused: :rolleyes:
 

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garaged all year round here too, did most miles ever in my good car 900miles this year!! :) normally 7-800miles. each to their own i suppose. they used to laugh when i took my p1 for services and it had 100 miles more than when they last saw it.
 

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Mine doesnt come out much,now,but when it does it only comes out when it has been raining for a few days,and washed what little grit was there,away!
I think I have only put 100 miles on it,since October.
I then jet wash underneath it and hand wash it,to justify taking it out,in the Winter!!
I appreciate it more,not driving it all the time.
Never mind,only another couple of months to go before the better weather. :rolleyes:
Chris :D
 

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jen evo said:
dont see the point in not driving it they are never going to be collectors items and you never know when your time is up so its pure enjoyment every day 4 me ;)
absolutely. it's basically a rally car ffs, not a ferrari. use it and abuse it. wash it and look after it fair enough, but only a few thousand miles a year when the weather is okay - what a waste!
 

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Ahhhhh , a fellow preservation enthusiast !! No way could I subject my Evo to the ravages of winter salt etc !! They look like s++t very quickly if salt is allowed to have it's way !!
Mine is kept in a dehumidified garage from October to March ' ish.

Wish it didn't have to be that way , but doing this has kept my car looking like new and retain far more value. Also , it's a joy to work on , no corroded bolts etc !!

To be honest , Evo's are s++t in snow anyway , I've had to drive customers cars in snow and ice in the past and frankly it was bladdy scary !! Probably more tyre related than anything else , or possibly that with hard suspension.

Global warming might change the situation tho , it's been so mild here in Worcester that we've barely had any salting so far this winter. Any warmer & the Evo might be on the road virtually all year !

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Here we go again....

... mines garaged, its the only way to keep the car looking fresh; first time they see salt the alloy starts corroding, the metalwork dulls off and they look very tired very fast, i guess it depends on how keen an eye you have, and how long you plan to keep the car :)
 

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jen evo said:
dont see the point in not driving it they are never going to be collectors items and you never know when your time is up so its pure enjoyment every day 4 me ;)
Oh , they will b collectors items , don't worry bout that !! Look at the price of Mk1 & 2 'scorts now !!! Even bladdy Escort cozzies r on the up !!
 

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Daily driver for me too :) when im not at work

To make up for all the evo's not being driven i've done about 17k miles in the last 15 months and i've been away for 7and a half of them :eek:

Dread to think how much optimax/V power that cost, worth every penny though :D :D :D
 

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Turbo_Dan said:
Its either the Evo or walk. Too cold to walk.
Hehe, thats the choice I get, but tbh it makes me feel like a real man walking to school in the snow!!!Aarrgh ;)
But then I usually go for a pointless drive to the shops in the evening anyway :p

But I've never driven in the snow before, so when I get back to japan, its gona be a steep learning curve if i want to keep my body panels the way they are, already got my winter tyres on sou should be ok.....after all the evo 2 is one of the best cars in the snow as proved in the swedish rally :D
 

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MikeBee said:
absolutely. it's basically a rally car ffs, not a ferrari. use it and abuse it. wash it and look after it fair enough, but only a few thousand miles a year when the weather is okay - what a waste!
Yep its not a ferrari...........its better!!!! Its usable on an everyday basis, and I can guarantee, if a ferrari tried to race me on the mountainous roads where I live, it wouldnt stand a chance!!!
...."scrape scrape"....... :moon:
 

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Evoboy said:

To be honest , Evo's are s++t in snow anyway ,
Sorry Evoboy can't agree with you on that we got about 6 to 8 inches of snow last year in aberdeenshire and it barely slowed me down, And that was on standard advans !!!

I can understand it being scary driving someone elses car in snow and having to take responsibility for any damage etc, but in your own evo no way.
 

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Your braver than me then M8 !! On bladdy Advans too !!

I recall overtaking at about 50 and having to crossover the snow in that piles up at the side of the tyre tracks and the thing was virtually sideways with almost no control :eek:

Mebe it wud b ok on fresh snow at lower speeds , but then virtually anything is !
 

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Hmmm..............In response to the P1 service intervals.............yes it is a waste of a car if you own it and don't drive it, you only saved it for the next owner!!!

Why don't people buy a model or take some pictures of one in a show room instead of panicking when a cloud comes over, or the humidity changes 0.5%..........IT'S NOT A SUGAR CUBE PEOPLE :shout:

I suppose 20 yrs down the line someone will thank one of you garage types for a nicely preserved car they own, they will enjoy the fact that you looked after it for them.

If I had the money to buy another Integrale and could afford the £40k that Didier Auriol wants for one of the 0kms Integrales he has, I would have one in a shot.....................AND I WOULD BLOODY DRIVE IT!!!!!
 

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It's all a personal thing , I respect those that wanna use their's all year , just wudn do it myself.

Dont think I'll ever sell it either so condition becomes even more important to me.
 
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