deadlydarcy - Member
Just had a service and cam belt change. £620
Thank the bejaysus the mirrors are working.
Crikey ... tears rolling down my cheek ... Ouuchh! What a bloody rip off!
I am beginning to feel that I should attend some basic car mechanical course during my spare time to learn some basic repair skills.
At the moment I am relying on my boy racer friend to guide me on the basic as he specialises in Toyota and Subura Jap's car ... yes, boy racer who built dragster from scratch and learned his skills from some F1 mechanic. Oh ya ... his F1 mechanic mate used to be a boy racer too ...
When I told him I was going to buy a car he immediately advised me to go for automatic gear Toyota and keep it as simple as possible. Told me to avoid those fancy tiptronic whatever ... Advised me to keep the car up-to-date with maintenance such as the auto gear box oil. Yes, German cars are good but the repair bills and parts will be very expensive ...
To OP, why not switch to automatic gear car in future? One less hassle so long as you keep up with your maintenance.
Auto gear is not bullet proof and may consume a bit more petrol but I guess at least it will eliminate the clutch problem? No?