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Re: Clio 2 1.5 DCI - high mileage - worth spending money on?
Very true words.
But if someone is willing to learn, I still maintain that a dog of a first car is an important part and a valuable practical aid to learning.
Not to be undertaken lightly or if the motor is critical to life.
Trust me (and I'm sure many others here), being underneath the motor on a wet and cold Sunday to get it fixed for Monday morning is something you look back and smile on.
But is no fun at the time.
Oh absolutely, which is why I urged the OP to be as honest about the car (and himself) before making any form of financial commitment.
There is one fundamental difference about our recollections of tinkering with cars, though; back then, they were intended (nay, required
) to have constant fettling with spanners & a socket set - whereas the modern car is not.
The OP welcomed 'fatherly advice', if it was my kid, living in a remote area, needing a reliable car - I'd be saying exactly the same.
At the end of the day, it's his choice, and his money.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater