Join Date: May 2014
Location: Wicklow Town Ireland
Driving a Rolls Royce daily
The big issue is can any person afford to run a Rolls as a daily driver,the answer is YES.iI am now on the second car like this,I had a Bentley 1984 & now a Silver spirit Also 84.In my opinion there is not a better car made,there is not any car like it that you can purchased for less than a Mini and cheaper to run than a Mini.My running cost of my Rolls compared to my Mercedes e class for 2016 are shown here.
When I bought each old car I spent around 1700€ to 2000€ before I used them daily.My Rolls cost 9000€ + what I did to it
I fitted 10 mm plug leads,iridium plugs,distributor cap,rotor arm,sports Lucas coil,top and bottom rad hoses,80 amp battery,brake pads,some pipes,changed all oils & filters,under sealed,fitted LPG unit (1100€) parking sensors (25€+ 4 hours) blue tooth radio with hande free phone ability,total cost 1970€ + my time.
Now it is an every day driver.The running cost for 2016 was for 8.000 miles,classic road tax 56€,classic Insurance 200€ depreciation €0 repairs 1 thermostat 44€ 8,000 miles @ 12 mpg 666 gallons @3.00€ ( LPG) 2000@ total 2,300€ or 28c per mile
My e class 2011 cost 44,000€ worth 22,000€ Depreciation of 3,666 per year. Mercedes road tax 390€ Insurance 650€ Depreciation 3,666€ Service 280€ diesel(8,000 miles) @ 40 mpg = 200x5.60 = 1,120€ Total 6,100€ or 76c per mile. MERCEDES 76c a mile ROLLS 28c a mile. THE WINNER IS -- R O L L S --
I will change this Rolls for a 1987 with ABS & manual fuel injection.
Kevin Silver Spirit 84
Last edited by KevinDeasy; 02-04-2017 at 03:45 PM.