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Re: thinking on buying a vel satis any advice

If you buy 'branded' tyres, then yes, they can be very expensive.

I bought non-branded tyres (of the correct spec), and paid around 80 per corner.

They are heavy cars, so can eat tyres - the problem with having pressure sensors is that the tyres can't be rotated around the car to equalise the wear, so you end up going through 3 pairs of fronts to 1 pair of rears...

I could get 20k out of the tyres, but the tread was fairly minimal (yet still legal) at this point - but most of the wet grip had gone because of the tyre's width.

The suspension also began to get a bit 'clunky' after a while, but still passed MOT's.

Good cars, just spoiled for a hupen'worth of tar...

The reason I will never buy another French car (regardless of brand).


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