I don't have a daily driver at the moment, so the Elan has been pressed into service every time I need a car. As a result, I've done almost 1,500 miles in it in the last ten days:
- - down to Shepton Mallet for the "Points West LEC" meet
- work trips to Reading, Carmarthen, Heathrow and Bristol
- a magistrate sitting in Chippenham
- various instances of what the insurance company would call social, domestic and pleasure motoring.
In that time, nothing's gone wrong, dropped off, started rattling, or otherwise misbehaved. The heater's stayed reasonably warm - though I'd have appreciated a bit more temperature - and temperatures and pressures have all been normal. Even better, I went down to Carmarthen in a torrential rainstorm, and only got one single drop of water on my lap while negotiating a roundabout on the A48 (original factory seals). I'm still tempted to upgrade to the Jamie SealWrangler combined header rail and A pillar rubber seal, but at least the current one is reasonably sound.
Final piece of good news: an amazing 41.03 mpg across the whole ten days. And no, I wasn't hanging about.