This is not really a project thread. I don't think a car in good working order without overhaul or substantial change constitutes a project. Neither is it a build thread, unless people that stick tiles on in their bathroom or hang curtains call it building their house rather than decorating
So what is this thread? Well due to the general excellence of the LPG 328 workhorse and a change in work pattern / location after January last year the 2 day a week, 106 mile round trip commute I was doing in the M3 a couple of days a week (leaving the 328 at home and burning the good stuff) has evaporated. That means the M3 has been pleasure use only since then and has not earned it's keep. Neither has it covered enough miles to be worth adding LPG to when I am busy running the 328 into the ground. I took the strategic decision the 328 gets maintenance only not improvement.
To put it into perspective:
£270 Road Tax
That's £1115 to sit still. £92.91 a month. £21.44 a week. £3.05 a day.
The car has lasted 19 months so that's counted as spent.
So the subject of the thread is this:
So say you go and buy an M3, does the spending stop there? Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't.
Bearing in mind the essential spend includes £888 of tyres so otherwise £304.49 and in that there are wiper blades, stretch bolts and other stuff people often skip replacing.
So there you go, shop around for tyres and only do what you have to and you can have one for less than a tiny bland eurobox.
As for fuel OBC says about 27.5 mpg and is probably not far wrong.