Re: HELP: Worth fixing? or to scrap?
Dont waste good money on a car of that year ,especially after you have been advised it is not worth fixing . When you start welding sills it can go on and on chasing rust i.e inner sills , floor etc .etc . Then after doing that , it could die a death on the MOT for other parts like brakes , corroded pipes , wishbones ,emissions etc. etc . Your friend " who is as good as a mechanic " won't know the standards required to pass the test and wont be able to properly advise you of cost . I can't count the number of times I have had people bring in cars that they have spent money on , i. e fitting tyres , or new exhaust , or repairing bodywork to sub-standard ,thinking it would pass , only to be told that it was a failure. Not only a fail , but uneconomical to repair after spending £?? on car .Honestly , don't waste time and your hard earned cash on this car , best of luck .