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zero - 500 188 40.96%
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post #1 of 330 (permalink) Old 23rd November 2007 Thread Starter
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How much have you spent on your Renault this year

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.

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Zero for me, Got the car in March
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I have spent about 1000, got the car a month or so ago.

It needed a 72,000 mile service, which is expensive anyway, and the cam & accessory belts needed to be changed at the same time. The offside tracking rod end has excessive play and so I had that fixed too.

My Cabasse dash multi changer also packed up (couldn't load CDs) and so I got one off ebay for 100. Dealer said they would charge 591 for the same unit. Oh I laughed.

I dropped my key card on the floor and that broke the micro switches. I sent my key off to Gary @ Renault Laguna Key Card Repair Keycard to have it fixed for 20 plus postage. He did a really good job, and saved me some money.

I repaired the lighting on the climate control unit myself. Cost 2 for some solder (already had the iron).

Also got a new alloy wheel cap (56mm wide one) and a new plastic tyre valve cover together for 10.
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Bought my Laguna II in May - other than tyres and service nothing to date
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I'm not sure I should be saying this,but it has cost me very little so far......and if that isn't tempting fate I don't know what is!.

I can't think of anything that has cost me money that wasn't a wear and tear item.I bought the car in March this year(I think) for 1300,replaced the front tyres as the car had remoulds fitted to it(205/55VR16 Avon Milleniums,25 each trade),and replaced the front discs and pads as the previous owner had put new pads on it but the discs were warped(around 100 trade).Apart from that it's had the odd bulb,an oil and filter change,pollen filter change,a bolt in the seat base replaced,and one pencil coil and a set of plugs.I also had the aircon professionally re-gassed for 25.

I don't think that thats bad for a car thats done 130k.:.It's due a cambelt next year,and the exhaust is getting a bit weak in a few places,and the radiator has a tiny weap from it which is bound to get worse,but all in all I am very,very pleased with it.

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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