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Cupra running costs

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  1. bigpots

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    Hi, I'm close to ordering a new Cupra ST 300 4drive, can anyone give me a rough idea how much it will cost in servicing and maintenance over 4 years? I'll be doing around 10000 a year and it will be going on long life servicing. Strangely, just had some insurance quotes and it comes out £180 more a year than the golf r estate which I'm also considering.

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    depends on how hard you drive it as the oil change depends on the life as the computer works it out.

    I am 15 months into my 290 black cupra. its get driven hard and has been rock solid. I do 10k a year

    its needs an oil service by june time but will do inspection and oil service at same time as its done then and hand it back end of December 2018.

    the inspection is £189 I think from Seat Aldershot. dirt cheap to run really for the performance you get.

    so apart from fuel and 1 litre of oil it will have cost be £189 in the first service. 4 years might be 2 or 3 services.

    I put some side skirts on it, front TRC spoiler and the DTUK box and dog bone mount but they are extras.
     
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    If it's on longlife then service will be due every 20k miles or 2 years. Looking at £180-250 for the first oil service.

    Maintenance depends on how you drive it and what journeys you do. My old A4 did 35k motorway miles and still had 4mm on the fronts. My Leon 225 used to get around 8k miles per set, but I tagged that everywhere. Bear in mind if it's 4drive the tyres will wear roughly the same, so budget for 4 replacements per tyre change, instead of 2.
     
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    My 290 BE DSG still has 4.5 mm on front tyres after 11000 miles. Whilst I've always been light on tyres and brakes, given that the tc light appears at least twice a day, this is a surprise. Servicing costs same as my Ibiza at local dealership. Other than fuel and a slight insurance rise, everything has been comparable to Ibiza Fr I used to run. Great value!
     
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    I wouldn't recommend long life servicing on this type of car. I've religiously serviced my cars every 10,000 miles - one Cupra R I had from knew went for 105,000 miles without any problems before I sold it. It had a clutch at 85,000 miles and coil packs at 100,000. It didn't get driven hard until the oil was warned up - about 10 minutes normal driving. My Golf R gets done every 10,000 miles - look at it this way - do you think your oil is doing the same job at 19,999 miles as it is at 9,999 miles? Even if you just take it to a specialist who uses the correct oil and filter in between SEAT services, it's still better than long life servicing, especially on a performance car that is potentially going to be driven hard.

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    Interestingly, my Golf R's front tyres lasted 18,000 miles. I then put the new ones on the rear and the old rears onto the front - they went for about another 2000 miles before changing - and believe me, the car gets used to its potential!

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    Yep just about the same for me, my mileage is slighly less (~9000).

    Had mine since Dec 2016 and it hasn't skipped a beat. Had some fun and games with the front seat cover but that wont be a problem in the 300 (it was specific to the 290 BE I believe).

    I somehow manage ~32MPG average.
     
  9. bigpots

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    Thanks for all the help, really useful stuff. Running costs are pretty decent then considering the performance on offer. New tyres seem to be the biggest cost as the 19's are really pricey compared to 18's. The car will be leased so no worries with long life servicing, not up to me anyway.

    Now the hard part deciding between the Cupra and golf r. Any opinions?
     
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    I ended up having just 2 cars on my list Golf R estate and Cupra ST 4Drive - plumped for the Cupra for a number of reasons:

    Spec of Cupra suits me better

    Hate the standard 18" wheels on the Golf and adding Pretorias bumped the monthlies up by £43

    Prefer the more subtle looks of the Cupra - more under the radar than the Golf

    Thought the interior of the Golf was bordering on the chintzy - trying too hard to be something it isn't - premium
     
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    Hi,
    Please feel free to give us a try for insurance if you wish.
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    Dan.
     

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