Originally Posted by dcliff1
Yeah, thats the problem. The other problem is I want to go overseas mid next year, so I can't really have a car that depreciates dramatically (loan to pay off!).
Basically I'm looking at:
$400 for clutch
$350 for new discs
$130 for a dash repair (idiot who owned it before me!)
$??? Rear main seal is leaking
And the diff is locked (not sure how bad this is?) and its likely to be well over one grand if it breaks.
I hate cars sometimes :) :)
With this further information in mind, getting your ELXR6 fixed seems even more logical, as its in the new vehicles early years that they seriously lose their value and considering you wont be around for part of the year next year to enjoy the use of it.
Based on your above estimates, approximately $1000 will be nothing compared to what you will lose on the BA XLS ute once you drive out of the car yard. Add to this if the car yard pick up on the above needed repairs they will likely reduced your trade in allowance on your EL.
On the repairs note, getting all the repairs do at once might save you some money.
For example it would be cheaper to repair the rear main seal leak when you get the cluch replaced as the gearbox is already out. Most of the cost of replacing your rear main seal in the labour to remove the gearbox from the engine and puting it back together, the cost of the seal is bugga all.
The diff may only need the oil changed.