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View Poll Results: What has your Renault cost you this Year
zero - 500 188 40.96%
500 - 1000 153 33.33%
1000 - 2000 82 17.86%
2000 - 4000 24 5.23%
more than 4000 7 1.53%
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post #6 of 330 (permalink) Old 23rd November 2007
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Only 30 on an oil and filter, its now on 37k and 03 plate.

However a lot has been saved through being brave enough to do jobs myself, e.g strip the window mechanisms down and lube, clean the egr , climate control repair, and its now needing both rear bushes, track rod ends, and anti roll bar links, which i'll be doing myself.
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Thought I'd give a breakdown of the 800 pounds I spent on the espace:

Air con not working - 200 corroded connection to the compressor (guess I could have saved a lot if I had diagnosed and fixed this myself)

Engine mount dogbone 57 - did fit this myself

Track rod - worn ball joint 160

***Gearbox diff seal and oil change 240

***Idler pulley (chunk missing) and aux belt 120

I guess I could have saved by doing more jobs myself, but still would not attempt these ***

Plus few other minor items

Other than that - servicable:

Oil change

And other jobs that did'nt cost me:

Sorted out a boot leak - replaced rear high level brake light

Refitted passenger door trims (think they were not put on properly after windows being tinted)

Rear alarm sensor missing - soldered on a new one.

Looking back could of got away with leaving most of this apart from boot leak and air conditioning not working in terms of very necessary.

However in tems of precaution would'nt have liked to leave the pully tensioner or gearbox diff seal.

One question this pole may answer:

Would taking out Warranty pay for itself - in my case if all the items I have listed would be covered by it then yes.

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Hi interesting putting all my mods and luxury's aside as well as fuel,tax and insurance on my 2002 Espace 2.0 16v Expression this year i have spent between 800-1000,i would list it all but i would be hear all night lol, cheers all the best Donald
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Originally Posted by ns.thomson View Post
Thought I'd try starting a pole:

How much have you spent on your Renault this year. I would'nt include servicable items e.g. tyres, exhaust, oil changes etc.

I have spent aprox 800 - acquired the car in March.

I bought my Laguna 15 months ago and apart from a full service and tyres i have only had to shell out for two new halogen bulbs 50 for the pair! I go quoted 98 for one at one garage!
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Only (hah!) spent 250 (including VAT ) so far despite not having had the car that long:
  • 120 for a cam-belt change. Car still had its original at 62k when I bought it, but after reading numerous posts on here I figured it safer to dump the cash and have it replaced.
  • 50 to have my power steering flushed out 'cos I'm an idiot
  • Assorted other bits and pieces to address niggly things (handbrake adjustment etc.)

Oh, and I splashed the princely sum of 3 on a blind-spot mirror - best three quid I've spent in a long, long time.

Next up is a set of front fogs, ideally before the years end - fortunately the car is taxed 'til March and the MOT isn't due until May, by which time I might have had a pay rise
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