Car Thread II

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Ad7 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:01 pm

:dread:

You know it's bad when you get the phone call expecting to be told it's passed, and are then asked if you're sitting down.

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:34 pm

LewisD wrote:Mate that's gooseberry fool. :/

It's not even that old is it? Previous shape Corsa?
Presumably you can get the parts through work?


The Corsa died in an argument with a lorry. This is a 62-plate Fiesta.

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by LewisD » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:28 pm

Even so that's pretty bad for 62 plate to be in such a state already.

Whats the plan dude? Fork out for the repairs or sell it for scrap/parts?

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by rinks » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:31 pm

Bloody hell. My car is 12 years old and it has never failed an MOT.

EDIT: I see it’s nearly all suspension-related. Do you have to deal with a lot of speed humps?

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:31 pm

LewisD wrote:Even so that's pretty bad for 62 plate to be in such a state already.

Whats the plan dude? Fork out for the repairs or sell it for scrap/parts?


It's on finance, so I can't get rid. I've pulled out for the repairs. Luckily we have a thing where we can spread the cost over 6 months, interest free. (I got the MOT and repairs done through work).

I have got to stop ragging it over the speed bumps in the office car park and the potholes in the street :shifty:

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by rinks » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:34 pm

Ha, see my previous edit.

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:38 pm

There is quite a vicious speed bump in the office car park, and the potholes in my street are ridiculous.

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Ad7 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:10 pm

Tbf £500 odd is pretty good for having all that sorted out and an mot done.

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:19 pm

Ad7 wrote:Tbf £500 odd is pretty good for having all that sorted out and an mot done.


Genuine Ford parts, too. Staff rates, innit?

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Ad7 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:39 pm

I see. Similar gooseberry fool cost me about 3 grand a few years back!

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PostRe: Car Thread II
by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:49 pm

Funny story though, after the car was delivered back, I drove it and when going around a roundabout, I heard a knock from the back. strawberry floating gooseberry fool myself that they'd strawberry floated the job up. Get to the shops, open the boot, and it turns out they'd moved my emergency tyre foam can from where I keep it, and it was rolling around the boot, making the noise.

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