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tpavlou

Want to buy a Tuscan, but need advice

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Hi all.

I'm looking at buying a 2nd hand Tuscan for about 25K, but just want some advice/experiences.

I've read about Engine rebuilds being required with a service about every 15k-20k miles. Can anyone confirm this, and shed some light as to why ??

Also, how reliable are they? I would be using this as my main car, and would probably do about 10k miles a year (which would mean 2 services a year ... but I can cope with that).

Lastly, how much are the services? I;ve asked my local TVR dealer, but they're not very forthcoming!

TIA

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You are a brave man from what I have read, especially to use as a daily driver, try www.pistonheads.com they are pretty good for TVR stuff.

Have you also thought about a Porsche 993, or even a 996, reliability issues noy a problem, and much better residuals, of course, the downside is you get an older car, if that is really a downside anyway.

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Hi, I'm in a similar boat to you. I have booked my first tuscan test drive for sat in a 53 plate 4.0litre. I think that servicing wise the 6,000 mile is 5-600 and the 12k is 800-1200. Pistonheads is really the forum for tvr try this page

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still apprehensive about if I'll have enough cash in the bank to cover the niggles that'll occur.

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I contacted a TVR dealer and they told me it is every 6k miles and the service will cost between £500-£600 depending on what is reqd.

I found elsewhere in this forum that the costs are actually £700 for a minor service, and £1000 for a major service! If these are the prices, then I can;t see how anyone can justify owning a Tuscan (as gorgeous a car as it is!). I can;t help but wonder if it's dependant on area as well. I live in the midlands, and from what I can gather, most people who own Tuscan's live in the south? please correct me if I'm wrong!

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Unless they've improved drastically in the last few years it's a brave man that uses one as his daily hack! EEK2.GIF

Like Loddrick said(and PW if you complain)maybe worth considering a Porsche! 169144-ok.gif

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Are the new owners addressing the reliability issues ?

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yes but they have only just come out with a better 3 year warranty.....but it will be a while till they filter onto the market.

Don't do it, if you are trying to keep monthly costs a similar as possible....if you buy something like that you have to buy it with the heart!

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