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to think cars are crap, expensive and rubbish?

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HookedOnHooking Sun 12-Jul-15 20:02:15

Mine is about 6 years old. It cost liads to buy. I'll be paying for it for another 3 years.

It needs 2 new tyres, wiper blades, MOT, service and something drastic is broken and needs fixing. Not to mention the billioms of litres of bloody petrol, costing ££££££, all the sodding time.

IABU to think a fairly new-ish car shouldn't need to cost hundreds of bloody pounds, that I don't have, every bloody year, just to keep it going?

Surely something that bloody expensive shouldn't break and need constant coaxing along just to keep going?

Badly designed and crap.

MamaLazarou Sun 12-Jul-15 20:04:10

YANBU, they are bad for the environment, too.

HookedOnHooking Sun 12-Jul-15 20:05:57

And yet, I can't not have a car. Shit publuc transport and crap working hours. And shopping. And taxiing other people around.

WalterShite Sun 12-Jul-15 20:06:52

YANBU, my 12 year old car needs the same doing to it as yours does, however I bought mine for £300 and so at least don't have the outlay of paying off any finance on it.

I'd never buy a new or nearly new car, its just not worth it.

hiddenhome Sun 12-Jul-15 20:07:21

What make is it?

LaurieFairyCake Sun 12-Jul-15 20:08:16

Yep, they're a bit shit

Still love mine - the freedoms amazing (and selfish) grin

PolterGoose Sun 12-Jul-15 20:08:42

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HookedOnHooking Sun 12-Jul-15 20:09:53

It's a mini. I like it but it's ever so needy.

londonrach Sun 12-Jul-15 20:11:21

Get a skoda...best car ever

Getthewonderwebout Sun 12-Jul-15 20:12:21

That's the trouble with Minis - they look fun but are notorious for problems.

Want a reliable, economical car? Buy Japanese.

Methe Sun 12-Jul-15 20:13:01

Yy get a skoda.

I've had four and they've never really cost me any money apart from the one I wrote off

touches wood

MatildaTheCat Sun 12-Jul-15 20:13:08

In the future look at leasing. Almost all of the costs you mention are covered. Not petrol, sorry.

Cloggal Sun 12-Jul-15 20:13:35

Yanbu. I'm considering learning to drive just so I can - but can't see me buying a car any time soon. Decent public transport though, so it feels redundant.

MaidOfStars Sun 12-Jul-15 20:18:22

It needs 2 new tyres, wiper blades, MOT, service

Hardly 'coaxing' it along!

hiddenhome Sun 12-Jul-15 20:18:41

Asian cars are very good.

Kamden Sun 12-Jul-15 20:21:17

I agree with Maid, it sounds standard to me and not 'crap'. I mean, yes cars are expensive, as is the price of petrol, but nothing you mentioned is out of the ordinary.

HookedOnHooking Sun 12-Jul-15 20:22:07

Is it cheaper to buy a really crap car and just swap it for another really crap one when it breaks?

HookedOnHooking Sun 12-Jul-15 20:23:07

I think it is excessive.

HerRoyalNotness Sun 12-Jul-15 20:25:39

Google bangernomics. A website dedicated to buying crap cars cheap and running into the ground.

HookedOnHooking Sun 12-Jul-15 20:26:23

I think it might be the way forward.

Getthewonderwebout Sun 12-Jul-15 20:26:58

The tyres and wipers are wear and tear though - the heavier your driving ) and the more it rains!) the sooner these bits need replacing.

HookedOnHooking Sun 12-Jul-15 20:29:57

But should 'normal wear and tear' cost hundreds of bloody pounds?

Hulababy Sun 12-Jul-15 20:29:57

I have a Mini, which I love - about 1.5 years old. Had one issue - clutch went within first few months but it was repaired/changed under warranty as it was faulty. Nothing else yet. However, it will be going within the next year. We rarely keep cars long - once they start needing MOTs, etc in my experience they start developing issues and costing extra money. Also, I need to get an automatic (arthritis is getting worse so important to change) so need to change anyway.

HookedOnHooking Sun 12-Jul-15 20:30:59

I think it's high time a long lasting cheap tyre should be invented.

penisland Sun 12-Jul-15 20:32:24

Hardly sounds excessive to me but yes MINIs are notorious for being a bit shit.

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