Well, E reg Volvo 240 2.3 petrol Estate (176,000 miles) went for MOT today
and it looks like £400 of welding plus some ball joints and a few niggly
bits to get it through... Paid £800 three years ago and it's cost us
nothing in repairs up to now...
Do I get the thing patched up and hope that's it for another few years or
scrap it and get a £500 - £600 motor to replace it?
I'm split here.. thinking it could turn into the car version of painting
the Forth Rail Bridge and start costing every year from now on. Or take the
views of the garage on board that it will stop the rot in it's tracks and
I'll have a solid car for only £500 without the hassle and risk of another
second hand motor.
Any thoughts? Any favourite cheapies out there to look out for? Perhaps I
could get something a tad quicker that doesn't roll like a cross channel
ferry at every bend.. :o)
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