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2002 SAAB 9-5 2.2TiD

Yearly service, new wiper blades, new reare washer jet, new air filter mountings, new rear subframe bushes....

£660 UK POUNDS!!!!!!! Argh.

Pashmina, Friday, 1 June 2007 10:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Guy from SAAB dealership phoned me w/actual amount - £672.31. FFS.

Pashmina, Friday, 1 June 2007 13:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

This is why I lease.

Spencer Chow, Friday, 1 June 2007 18:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

$500 to replace radiator and thermostat. that was vacation money. :(

lxy, Friday, 1 June 2007 18:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

This is why I'm thinking about leasing. That, and my friend who was hit with a £1800 bill for a full service on an A3 Tdi

stet, Saturday, 2 June 2007 13:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

how does that break down, pash? what's the bulk of the cash? it seems buttock-quakingly expensive.

grimly fiendish, Sunday, 3 June 2007 23:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yearly sefvice was £340, fitting the subframe long bearings involved dropping the rear subframe, thus was £285. Bits and pieces such as replacing the wiper blades, some part fo the rear washer etc made up the rest. I'm replacing one of the wheels on the 14th, that's going to be another 250 quid. Bleh. It's a nice car to drive, though! Very smooth (apart from the wobble @ 60-70mph caused by the oval wheel)

Pashmina, Thursday, 7 June 2007 12:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oval wheel?

stet, Thursday, 7 June 2007 18:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

just made me think of this ...

http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/classics/austin-allegro/03-large/allegro-colin-cork-007.jpg

grimly fiendish, Thursday, 7 June 2007 18:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I do have to admit that one nice side effect of driving a Ford is that my most expensive service in three years has only been $350.

No help to GT40 drivers out there.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 8 June 2007 22:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oval wheel?

-- stet, Thursday, 7 June 2007 18:21 (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

One of the back wheels has a flat spot on it, it's had it since I got the car.

Pashmina, Friday, 8 June 2007 23:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I got the new wheel. What a fuck-about! I turned up at the dealership, and they come out with a wheel and a tyre seperate "here you go, three hundred and thirty pounds please". I'm like, "how am I supposed to fit this?" So I had to stand around for 1hr while they put the tyre o the wheel. WTF.

Pashmina, Thursday, 14 June 2007 14:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The upside of this is that I now have a full-size spare wheel/tyre NO MORE SPACE SAVER!¬!!!!1 Cheers, cheers etc.

Pashmina, Thursday, 14 June 2007 14:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The other upside of this is WOW WHAT A DIFFERENCE. So much smoother & more pleasant to drive.

Pashmina, Monday, 18 June 2007 13:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Uhhh. This is problem a: I have some sort of sludge all over the dipstick which suggests I've got water getting in there. Please fix. Also there's some oil leaking over the engine.

solution a: The seal on the cap is broken. Oh, we didn't look at the sludge issue. That's going to take us longer, at £50+vat per hour.

problem b: the rear shocks might need fixing, please advise me, before you do the work ('cos this is something I can probably when I'm at my parents over christmas)

solution b: Yep, they definitely needed doing, so we're doing them now.

And a couple of other niggly things.

I could have bought a guitar and a bike and paid off loads of my credit card for what this car's cost me this year. And I've only had it since May.

chord simple (j.o.n.a), Tuesday, 9 December 2008 15:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

2002 Octavia- Brake pads (rear) bushings (front) yearly service-

440 euros. chronic.

and the timing belt to get replaced, another 200 parts + 150 labour.

darraghmac, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 15:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

This is probably something for that 'putting things off thread' on ILE really. That and some weird problem I have of not admitting mistakes to my parents because they'll just go on about how it's just like some thing I did when I was a kid and I'll never learn. Much better to put myself through complete agony and say nothing (see also doing and pretty much failing a degree that I realised wasn't for me after 2 weeks).

Anyway. I can see this coming in at at least £300. Someone please steal my car, or drive into it or something.

chord simple (j.o.n.a), Tuesday, 9 December 2008 15:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ah, less than £200. At least the more it costs, the more I'll appreciate that cut in VAT. And it really did need new shocks, I can feel that the back end actually touches the road now.

chord simple (j.o.n.a), Tuesday, 9 December 2008 18:27 (ten years ago) Permalink


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