Standing on the hard shoulder of the M25, looking at the white rump of the Caterham parked 50 yards up the road, it's rather a sad ending to our time with GK04 CWV. At rush hour on a Wednesday morning, the Caterham's alternator had lost the will to live, leaving me suddenly at sea in the middle-lane of London's infamous ring road (an event almost as palm-moistening as unexpected lock-stops oversteer in the wet). Thankfully it found just enough revs to get me safely across to the hard shoulder before coming
|Date acquired||July 2004|
|Duration of test||1 year 2 months|
|Consumables||£432 (tyres), £40 (oil)|
|Extra costs||£362 (two new air scoops)|
|Trade in value||c£21,500|
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