Long term tests

Vauxhall VXR8

A clonking noise from the underside was a worry, and the fuel consumption continues to be hurtful

Had the VXR8’s window open the other day and, as I went over a speed bump, there was a distinct and not-quite-right clonk from the front suspension. I left the window down and discovered that it seems to happen only when both front struts are compressed at the same time. Which is still a worry.

Running Costs

Date acquiredMay 2008
Total mileage2152
Costs this month£0
Mileage this month742
MPG this month14.8

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