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Sorry if I am in the wrong section. I used to own a Tamora and had no engine problems in fact better than my wifes 3ltr V6 renault, but had to sell due to certain circumstances. However am back in the market again and was looking at a Chimaera or cerbera but worried about maint, costs any advise would be appreciated smirk.gif

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Build quality on pre 1998 models a bit dodgy. Maintenance and parts costs reasonable if you do a bit of homework first. Many TVR parts are sourced from the big makers like Ford and Vauxhall.

Parts supply a bit dodgy from TVR at the moment, if the parts are in the old factory you can get them next day but if they have been moved to the new factory you will have to wait for the bloke to rake through for them!

If I were you I'd save up and buy a late model Tuscan. Low running costs, all the good TVR points (Fast,stylish,fast, head turning,well screwed together,Fast,cheaper to run,more user friendly and fast) without all the bad ones (Tries to kill you if you abuse it,bad build quality,that thirsty old V8)

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Hi,

General costs for Chimaeras/Griffiths is to budget £1500-£2000 pa for insurance, servicing, running repairs etc, dependent on annual mileage, and about double that for a Cerbera as lots of parts are far more specialised (and therefore expensive).

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In your boots I would go for a Cerbera. I love the Chimaera (same as a Griffth under the skin so its just a looks thing). The Cerbera is a completely mental car.

Has slightly better safety features than the other two too (some form of rollover protection and door impact bars).

If you want the roof to come off then all bets go out the window.

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