Preezy wrote:My trusty 53-plate SEAT Arosa is circling the drain. Had to spend £300 just to get it through its MOT a couple of months ago, which was about 10 times what the car was worth.
Garage said it would fail A LOT of things on its next MOT and I'm not prepared (or able) to pay what it'll cost to get it through. The car just isn't worth anything anymore. It's only done about 54,000 miles but it's not in good condition, lots of dents and scrapes and the hinges on both doors are gone so when you open the door it just swings right open to the limit. Same with closing the doors, they just go all the way which often catches passengers out
Really not sure what to do about replacing it. I don't have a wad of cash to purchase something else and don't even think I'd want to actually own another car and take on all the running costs. Far more tempted with leasing to keep costs down and have a brand new car that'll just work and have lower tax. I literally just need a runaround that'll do the 5 miles round trip to work each day, that's pretty much all I use it for.
WHAT TO DO
My two cents.
I would say to get rid of your current car before you spend a lot money for repair and it might cost more than you will get it from a part exchange. Not worth it at all. You then would have to replace with a reliable second-hand car or leasing the car which will keep the costs down.