Thanks for the advice.
Flyingtiger wrote: A retired Caterham mechanic at a recent car meet also mentioned they can be more fragile on the road when you hit pot holes etc.
That’s really interesting, makes you think.
Flyingtiger wrote: How handy are you with a spanner? That may also make a difference on cost vs enjoyment. You can tinker/upgrade to your hearts content if you are that way inclined, a kit car is never finished!
It’s fair to say inexperienced but keen and able to learn. It’s also fair to say I prefer eating to cooking if you know what I mean. I’m not adverse to using a proper garage though. I’m primarily interested in driving and having life experiences. Maybe some quality time with one or both the kids if they become interested as they get older.
I use to service my cars a little when I was younger but a MkII Golf GTi was relatively easier to work on compared to a modern car so haven’t done much in a long time. But I have learned that I am able to turn my hand to jobs from doing DIY and bike maintenance over the years e.g. fit new pads, disc and bleed brakes, built a fixie etc. Or reposition, replumb and fit a new radiator - Never done it before. But I’m no car builder though.
I’m hoping to get on two 11 week evening adult-learning courses for vehicle maintenance next year. The first is for beginners and the second is a follow on for “intermediates”. We will see how it goes.