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Hi I am New - Found Out What The Catch Was!
Last Thursday after searching what seemed the world for a 7 seater for my wife I found a new ad on auto-trader.
W reg Espace, 71,000 mls, FSH, Auto, Leather, 3 S/roofs. etc etc. Asking Price 3650.
Straight away the alarm bells went as for this age and mileage it was too cheap by about 1200.
After buying car and fantastic weekend falling in love with it, room, comfort, handling, this morning reality bit!!!
At 72,000 miles this car is due a timing belt, water pump, major service. Because its an engine out job renault specialists dont want to touch, and renault are talking getting close to 2000 to fix.
I am not devestated as i knew the car was cheap and one would like to hope that once this work was done i've got a fairly decent motor for 5500 but I still feel this money for servicing is a bit insane. One option is to use renault labour 970 but buy parts myself 530. But dont know if you can do that??? Any ideas apart from suicide would be appreciated.