The car failed it’s MOT and needs a few hundred pounds worth of work to pass. Infact it probably needs more than the car is actually worth given that it’s 14 years old now.

Do I fix it, or do I replace it? That is the question I need to answer.

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5 Responses to Failed

  1. matt says:

    Is it likely to fail every year from now on, if is it then it’s uneconomical to repair, also, do you want to spend money on a newer car?

    Have a look around autotrader to see what used cars are available, then figure it out.

  2. MikeD says:

    Depends what the money’s going on. If it’s welding, probably time to get rid, I reckon it’s a bit of a losing battle when it gets to that point.

    Given how much you (don’t) drive, do you even need to own a car? Might be cheaper to hire one when you need it, and then you can get one that’s ideally suited to the job in hand and nearly always new ;-)

  3. rich says:

    No welding, but it needs a new wishbone, a brake pipe replacing, and the rear bushings replacing along with a few other things. The front bushings are on the way out, as are the front disks, and it’s not been running smoothly for a while. It also drinks fuel like it’s going out of fashion, probably due to the aforementioned poor running.

    The vague plan at the moment is to replace it with a newer diesel Mondeo, and hope that lasts me ten years like this one.

  4. Neil says:

    Ditch it and get a newer one. End of.

  5. MikeD says:

    Mm, sounds fairly not worth mending. Not sure I’d go for a diesel these days, mind.