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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%
don't know / don't care 5 1.09%
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post #256 of 330 (permalink) Old 15th June 2009
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bought a 52plate 1.6vvt megane with comfort pack 55k in march she knocked 400 off the asking price because it hadn't had the important cambelt change,the wife test drove it and said fine i'll take it and gave the lady owner 2300 a few days later i test drove it and said to my wife, dont feel right, took it renault specialist who drove it and said thats how they are, however these vvt engines suffer with the dephaser pulleys and they recommended changing it when having the cambelt changed, so its cost me 368 to have it all done and so far so good,i have now purchased a warrenty with warrenty direct for 20 a month so if any more problems appear then hopefully shouldn't cost a lot apart from the excess.
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Angry Renault Laguna II Dynamique Techno 1.9DCI - Cost = Arm + Leg

My 2003 Laguna came up for a 72k service last month

Cost was 900 from Wilsons of Epsom or 660 from Allams of Dorking so I went to an independent garage and it cost me 580 all in. This included a Full service plus timing and fan belt kit change together with water pump which was not faulty but was recommended to be changed with timing belt.
At the same time the rear suspension bushes lead to a fail on the MOT.
I replaced the rear bushes myself using a kit bought from ebay . total cost 95.00 and two and a half hours work.

This morning my battery went flat - car not starting. A new battery will now be required as the old one was new with the car - so lasted 6 years - not bad I suppose.

The stereo CD player is now also faulty so I tend not to use it - I am reluctant to spend more money on a car which just seems to keep breaking and costing me buckets of cash.

Previously the intercooler burst and the stereo display panel died (350 + 380 to repair) also the alloy wheels keep buckling as they are unable to cope with the British (pot holed) roads.

Now the Hazard warning lights will not switch off after I needed to turn them on at the weekend also. I had to jam the switch down with a peice of paper to stop them flashing!.

I was informed by the MOT tester on an advisory the read disks need relacing soon.

Over the last few weeks this car has cost me over 1000.

I intend to sell this car ASAP or I will go bankrupt!!!
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Well seeing as how I haven't really had the Renault for long, I submitted the answer for how much I've spent on my Honda in the last year - well over 4k :shock: Just spent about 1600 on suspension alone in Febuary / March time

The Renault, I'm looking to spend in the region of 1 - 2k for the audio build and then alloys, 'bag it and probably end up doing more too
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Laguna 1.8 16V Privalege Sport Tourer

lets see, i gave up with the old one, and went for retail therapy c/o ebay

2200 for the car
1100 for the LPG conversion
450 for the insurants, damn them ants must be gold plated or something.....
just replaced all the back suspension
200 for MAD progressive heavy duty rear springs
110 for x2 gas shocks
30 or so for x2 rear bushes
90 odd fitting bill
100 to get the silverstone toffy wheels knocked back into a circular sort of shape.

got the bill next for 250 odd for new front shocks, top mounts, springs, anti-roll bar linkages, track rod arms and ends. and another fitting bill with the brakes to be blead on the front to clear the gunk inthe fluid.

next after that is the stainless steel exhaust(350) and maybe the discs and clutch in the next year

i think this ones only cost me oooohhh 4.5k inside 1 month

though it shouldnt go wrong or break for a couple of years or so..........

at least it only costs me 44p/L to refuel (having a NHS/ jobby will soon fleece out of enough business milage to recoup the conversion costs)

now all i need is a new well paying job to get this new set of wheels to make its money back.....

here gizza gissajob..........
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Rear wiper motor and mechanism, 35, but recouped more than that when I bought another and sold it for more than double

Track rod ends, 28 plus 25 for tracking.

Tailgate strut, 5

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