Car costs

(4 Posts)
Sexyfothermucker Thu 24-Jan-13 22:16:06

we've just found out today that the cost to repair our car is around £1500 sad. We don't have it. We dont know anyone who can lend it to us. We can't get a loan to pay it off as we're with a debt management company. We need the car to get to work (we both work shifts) take the dc's to school, shopping etc. I don't know what to do. It seems like its an endless struggle. We just about claw our way to the top then something like this happens and takes us right back down again sad. I don't know why I've posted tbh. Just wanted air it i suppose.

zumo Thu 24-Jan-13 23:57:55

Whats wrong with it?
Could you buy a £300 run about?
Could you cycle to work?

jenduck Fri 25-Jan-13 11:23:22

Agree with zumo, buy a cheaper secondhand car. Our 10-year old Zafira cost £1400 2 years ago. Since we've had it, the biggest repair bill for it has been £350 (new handbrake cables & calipers) - if a garage told us anything was going to cost more than that to repair, we'd just tell them to leave it & buy a different car. It has cost us about a grand over the time we have had it, mostly on wear-and-tear type things eg handbrake, tyres etc.

specialsubject Sat 26-Jan-13 10:08:52

sell it for scrap and buy an ebay throwaway for a few hundred, plenty about especially round the big cities. Repeat as necessary.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now