4 Apr 2010 15:54
That Focus RS is shit to look at but great to drive.
Even a car like that can cost you big to run. When I was test driving one a dealer told me there's 4 titanium spark plugs (may not have been spark plugs, can't remember the exact thing he said) that need replacing every 2 years and they're £500 each!
I think generally you're ok with 2 year old cars and low milage. Never buy anything older because it will cost you and the interiors are usually fucked. I once bought a set of Michellin Pilot Sport 2s for my TT and it was £200 a tyre, a dealer wanted to charge way more.
4 Apr 2010 18:54
Had. Everyone here knows I drive a fiesta now. The audi was my second car I ever bought in 03' it was a year old 225bhp coupe in a dark silver. Got rid because everyone kept saying it was a hairdressers car so I sold it for 18k and bought a 2 year old beamer 330ci M sport cabriolet for 27k… everyone kept saying it was a hairdressers car too! Epic fail. I liked it but convertibles are bone shakers. Then I hit hard times and bought a new Fiesta in Sept '07.
Sorry if any FUKs have read that story 10 x before.
8 Apr 2010 22:27
anyone know about the reliability of saab convertibles? (abt 10 yr old)
17 Apr 2010 21:57
Some mentalist keyed my birds car today. All round the side and the back while in a car park, he did a few other cars aswell.
Anyone know if this is covered under the cars warranty, or if its likely to be? The car is only 5 months old, if not is the only other route through insurance.
Its not a t-cut job
17 Apr 2010 22:05
no chance that it will be covered under the warranty
check if the insurance covers vandalism
17 Apr 2010 22:10
would the excess make it not worth it though?
We've only ever had second hand cars. The golf IV was a fucking piece of utter fucking shit, others have been fine though (2 mercs, 2 fords, a bmw and a peugeot)