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I must be getting so very cynical.

Is it fair that vehicle users should pay substantial amounts of money to fix new product technology when it fails? Was the "old" key system so much worse than having a card in your pocket?

I know that this is all part of progress along with catalysts, belt driven camshafts, asbestos free brakes, it just means that the end user pays and keeps paying as long as they try and keep the car running.

years ago I used to run a car with a Ford V8, pushrod engine and nothing ever needed doing to the engine apart from oil and plug changes. A friend has saved like mad to buy a Ferrari 348. That car needs a cambelt change every 9000 miles which means that the engine has to come out!!!

The cheapest price he has been quoted is 10,500, and thats a cost EVERY 9000!
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