My old Renault Grand scenic 55 plate, which ran pretty well, was written off by some numbskull driving up my rear. The result was I went out and bought almost a carbon copy same year, same colour, less miles
from a "private" seller.
That was where my joy ended since then I have had to replace the battery (the day after I bought the car home), the mechanism that holds the battery in place is not actually working(can neither tighten nor loosen as there is no bite under the battery bed?!?) an intermittent parking brake warning. a rattle when I start up (almost doesn't start), a lack of acceleration when just started and now my dashboard keeps switching off.
I have been told the dephaser or
pump needs changing and the electronic parking brake needs replacing nd now I just learned of the known dashboard fault as well.
On top of all that the drainage system from the windscreen wiper catchment area is totally blocked which means it sounds like I am driving in a wave machine after heavy rain.
does anybody know whether a loose battery (and subsequent strain on the various connections) could cause at least some of these issues (electronics wise)
If this is the state that some people let there cars get into before selling I will definitely be taking a mechanic with me next time I go to by a second hand car.