My lil ole 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer does about 12-15k km a year and doesn't even cost 1.5k in maintenance even with the odd parts that would need replacing which is few and far apart. What the france really going on?
Np oils are very good. Just because ppl feel it is local it isn't good. However our garage was sponsored by Np and we got oils free and no race care ever suffered an engine oil failure. Now that they have the many different blends I am sure they can compete with the best of them.
Dunlop's are the guiltiest party but most tyres in the performance category for me do make noise when loosing thread. My contis were quiet as a mouse when new, now they are noisy but not as bad as my Star specs at same stage.