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post #8 of (permalink) Old 13th May 2007
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Some good advice already given - on the plus side, your car has covered a fairly good mileage (so if it was a lemon - there's a good chance that it either wouldn't have covered this distance or most of the major problems would be ironed out).

I would say that most problems are well documented, but a bit of prevention goes a long way - things like getting it serviced regularly, getting a cambelt change, keeping it under an aftermarket warranty will all pay dividends in maintaining your expenditure to the foreseen, rather than the unforeseen levels.

I would suggest shopping around for labour - using a garage of good repute rather than just basing it on cost - it can often work out that you get what you pay for...

Again, I would also advocate using genuine parts - a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

All the best, and remember, what has happened to others will not necessarily happen to you.


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