Ive had an Rx7,Evo and RS6 etc etc.
Rs6 ran average 11MPG Vpower only which means £20 every time you start up and drive off, Budget discs for the 8Pot brembos will cost you £250+vat each , £1000 to do the timing belt every 35,000miles,£800 if one of the inter coolers breaks which there prone for.. Which if unnoticed leads to fast turbo failure. £100 for 8Ltrs of engine oil, £3000 if the gearbox starts slipping, £2000 to replace a turbo if one of them goes wrong. If one of the DRC Suspension struts leaks and you get dash lights its cheaper to buy a full set of coil overs than replace the one Suspension leg. Basically Any job on an RS6 the engine has to come out. By far the most expensive car to maintain I\'ve ever owned. 9/10 times Every 3000 mile main dealer service recipes were £1500+ vat and its compulsory because no one would buy an RS6 without Main Dealer history..£100+ for spark plugs with a huge amount of labor to fit them as half the engine top needs taking off.. I think Audi Charge 15 hours labor just to change the pollen filter because everything is just so crammed in every job is a huge one. You get the jist..
Evo wasn\'t any worse than the RX7 on fuel. It was fun in the rain. It got a little boring with the constant 4WD after months and months of driving but not when you\'re overtaking cars that just cant put power down..like a RWD RX7s in wet weather. ABS sensors were £150+vat each which are all required to work together to make the Rear Diff work..Many evos develop AYC rear diff pump Issues which can be costly £800 or so... easily tunable from remapping the Stock ECU for Anti lag with Pops Flames and Bangs on overrun can easily be mapped in along with Full boost Launch control which sounds awesome and dual switchable maps, I decided to push the boat out way too far on my stock engine internals and snapped a Rod through the block- A replacement used engine block cost me £1800 and that was cheap through a favor.(If the engine lets go in an EVO it will cost you more than rebuilding your Rotary) Other than that evos are still fast Saloons that are practical and nothing potentially to go wrong just like any other saloon to cost you thousands..There a simple DOHC 16v 2.0 Turbo engine that are easily serviced and will maintain a good fuel cost if you drive them right.. I would certainly own another.
Monaro..Personally I can see this been a similar thing to the RS6. Big and Heavy so you look in you\'re mirror and cant understand why you\'re not leaving an Evo for dust.. untill you think about Power to Weight ratios then start reading up why you bought such a heavy car.. Big V8, Huge Breaks, Huge service Costs. And no doubt something fancy to go seriously wrong
Hope this helps