Archive for The Motor Forum "We are mature men in the highest cadres of our careers"
 


       The Motor Forum Forum Index -> Your Motor
Grampa

Ouch!

Booked the Scirocco for a service - major one due so quoted 269.

Get a call half way through the day to say they'd sent me a video to show they'd found a broken rear spring (last bit of the coil right in the seat, hence me not feeling it), split gaiters on the anti roll bar links and three tyres fucked due to splits on the insides - one looked like yet more pot hole damage - fortunately didn't affect the wheel this time.

So, nicely into four figures by the time I have their bill and the tyre place's bill (replaced all four) - plus I had to go and collect it as they wouldn't drive it back to me with the dodgy tyres.

The joys of keeping a car for extended ownership!
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Re: Ouch!

Grampa wrote:
The joys of keeping a car for extended ownership!

The 4-figure bill is what finally tipped me into replacing the Galaxy with the C-Max-on-PCP in May last year - and that didn't include any tyres !
Twelfth Monkey

Don't let it put you off if you still love the car - 1,000 is just a few yards down the road in terms of depreciation in a new car...
Grampa

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Don't let it put you off if you still love the car - 1,000 is just a few yards down the road in terms of depreciation in a new car...


It won't do that - there will come a point where I'm likely to have to spend more on a repair than it's worth - but if you want to keep a car long term, it's just what you need to do.  I doubt I'll live long enough to see if it does something like an old Ford Escort (even an ordinary model now fetching around 15k).
gonnabuildabuggy

Grampa wrote:
Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Don't let it put you off if you still love the car - 1,000 is just a few yards down the road in terms of depreciation in a new car...


It won't do that - there will come a point where I'm likely to have to spend more on a repair than it's worth - but if you want to keep a car long term, it's just what you need to do. I doubt I'll live long enough to see if it does something like an old Ford Escort (even an ordinary model now fetching around 15k).


Bangernomics always brings the risk of a bill bigger than the value of the car, but the bill would still be the same size no matter what the value of the car and it's far easier to offset the odd big bill against saved depreciation.

The Honda has been our most expensive car to run (even vs E500) simply due to the fact we bought it at 6 months old so it;s depreciated harder than anything else (excluding company funded cars)
PG

Per man maths tyres are just consumables that happen on any car. So ignore that cost.

Makes it a much cheaper bill.  
Frank Bullitt

Agree with PG, remove the cost of consumables like the tyres and all of a sudden it's not as expensive as it seems.

That big bill is less than 3 months payments on a comparable replacement - dirt cheap
Grampa

PG wrote:
Per man maths tyres are just consumables that happen on any car. So ignore that cost.

Makes it a much cheaper bill.


The tyres were a long way off needing replacement tread wear wise though and it's rare for me to have to replace all four at one go, so still quite a 'distress purchase'

And I'm still paying for the car, having decided to buy it from the contract hire place - still works out well but there's a feeling of buying it twice!

But man-maths attempts at looking at it in a better light much appreciated!  

       The Motor Forum Forum Index -> Your Motor
Page 1 of 1
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum