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Old Mar 31st, 2017, 13:57 PM   1
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Wwud? Car issues.


We got a car last year, infact its not even been a year yet. Took in for it mot today, and the break pipes burst. Plus the under neath where suspension is, is all rotten. Breaks will cost £100 plus the panels underneath need welding anf replacing i imagine. So additional few hundred ( ? He said about £300 at a guess) for that. Local mechanic is taking a look at it to see if he can sort it. The £100 for breaks needs doing anyway so that will be payed anyway.
Options are
1. have it patched up ( the rotting bit), though have been warned the issue will return probably within the next year. Not keen on this because i wouldnt feel safe using it.

Option 2- have it properly fixed. Costing possibly around (400 in total, but this is a guess because the garage dont do the welding so had no idea on cost. ) then keep the car.

Option 3-same as option 2 but sell the car once properly fixed.

Option 4- sell the car as is, make buyer fully aware of issues and buy something else.

We could manage without a car, we did it for 2 years before we got this one. But iv booked a uk holiday for the summer with a 250 mile trip. Will find out tomorrow what the local mechanic thinks. Garage i took it to originally said it probably isnt worth doing. Other than this issue it was fine. All of the costs are more than we can afford, but my mum has kindly offered to lend us the money. Only issue i have with this is she never takes the money back. She will take it for a few months then she refuses to take anymore and suggests i put it into the kids saving or buy them something.

Its a 2001 honda.

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Old Apr 1st, 2017, 07:07 AM   2
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If it were my car I would do a full repair on it because even £400 is less than a new car would cost me and I couldn't afford to buy another car and would want the car I put my son in to be as safe as possible. I understand how hard it is borrowing money from family especially if they won't allow u to pay them back properly. Hope u get it sorted one way or the other.



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Old Apr 1st, 2017, 07:28 AM   3
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I would do option 2.

Nobody will want to buy a car that needs that work doing- and if you got the work done and still sold it, you'd probably be selling it at a loss.
At least if you get the work done properly you know it's up to scratch and safe.



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2017, 07:46 AM   4
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I would get the car fixed as well x



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2017, 11:26 AM   5
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Thanks. Iv just spoken to the mechanic, who has said it should all come in at a total of £200, but has said it will happen again. He has suggested getting it fixed and buying a new car. The price is great and from what i understand its at a very reputable garage so will be done well. Finally some good news. Had a crappy 24 hours.



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