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
***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:
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.