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Old 03-01-12, 04:59 PM   #1
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Got to say im really starting to get fed up of my 407 now. After spending about 400 on the drivers side suspension six months ago, then another 900 on a clutch/dmf and rear spring six weeks ago then a week after that a new rear drop link, then the week after that losing heating on the drivers side (which still isnt fixed). Now the passenger side suspension had had it! Need a full new alloy suspension housing thing costing 350 just because a ten quid bush at the bottom of it has failed plus needs new drop links on both sides and a new ball joint on the passenger side. As quick as i earn fecking money it goes out on the car and im really fecked off with it now. Im thinking once its fixed then its a gonner as its like the fecking thing is made of plasticine!
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ah shite. cant you get it from breakers or somehow fix it up yourself? i too was of that oppinion, but then once i fixed everything up, i didnt want to sell it because i still couldnt get the price its worth it and i felt sad to sell it after so much time put into it
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but then again, i get easily attached to things i put effort into. like training my gf to make me a sammich.
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Unfortunately, cars do this, and as mileage clocks up and the years get on, they will fail, no matter what manufacturer. I would expect after a time, you'll replace all the likely parts and be back to a good car for 000s of miles
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Thats my outlook, eventually you've got a new car. Just hope it doesn't cost too much. Couldn't afford it though if I wasn't able to do my own labour.




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i shouldnt say this but when i had my peugeot 307 it was constant spending to get things sorted on it as things kept breaking...all the bloody time, no matter how many "new" parts i added it still kept breaking.

but since i got my focus, yeah ive had a few problems, far less of them and cost far less and easier to fix then my 307...

but i do have to say i miss my peugy, it had its own personality and looks, it was my cheese eating surrender monkey car...now i've got the fat american who likes to floor it everywhere!!! i can hear it now muttering to itself "motorway, wanna go fast down motorway and get a BK!"



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Need a full new alloy suspension housing thing costing 350 just because a ten quid bush at the bottom of it has failed plus needs new drop links on both sides and a new ball joint on the passenger side.
think I payed 210 for mine.
Im now looking at replacing my Taxi with an Avensis 1.8 petrol manual, cam chain, no DPF, no DMF reliable and good for 200,000 miles without much maintenance, buy far the most populat saloon car on our ranks.
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Got an alloy leg thing from a breaker today for 60 including delivery. No way was i paying 300+. Lets just hope it lasts!
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Pleased you got a cost effective replacement part

Moral of the story is, if you don't like repair bills stick to new cars with warranty. If you buy older cars, especially large and complex older cars, then it's a gamble, one which you won't always win. That's why old ones cost less than new ones.
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i shouldnt say this but when i had my peugeot 307 it was constant spending to get things sorted on it as things kept breaking...all the bloody time, no matter how many "new" parts i added it still kept breaking.

but since i got my focus, yeah ive had a few problems, far less of them and cost far less and easier to fix then my 307...
For me it was the opposite. I had my heart set on another 306 diesel to replace the one which was hit in the snow of 2009 but the prices just rocketed and if I was going to spend 2000+ on a car it may as well be something newer (the armrests on the 307 were a big factor!)

In the 40,000 miles the 307 only needed an injector, clutch, MAF sensor and the usual tyres and brakes, and the heater fix (my fault for leaving the heater on hot to long dry my wet shoes) and the ABS sensor gap clean.
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