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to think cars are crap, expensive and rubbish?

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HookedOnHooking · 12/07/2015 20:02

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.

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MamaLazarou · 12/07/2015 20:04

YANBU, they are bad for the environment, too.


HookedOnHooking · 12/07/2015 20:05

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

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WalterShite · 12/07/2015 20:06

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 · 12/07/2015 20:07

What make is it?


LaurieFairyCake · 12/07/2015 20:08

Yep, they're a bit shit

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


PolterGoose · 12/07/2015 20:08

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HookedOnHooking · 12/07/2015 20:09

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

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londonrach · 12/07/2015 20:11

Get a car ever


Getthewonderwebout · 12/07/2015 20:12

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

Want a reliable, economical car? Buy Japanese.


Methe · 12/07/2015 20:13

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 · 12/07/2015 20:13

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


Cloggal · 12/07/2015 20:13

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 · 12/07/2015 20:18

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

Hardly 'coaxing' it along!


hiddenhome · 12/07/2015 20:18

Asian cars are very good.


Kamden · 12/07/2015 20:21

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 · 12/07/2015 20:22

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

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HookedOnHooking · 12/07/2015 20:23

I think it is excessive.

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HerRoyalNotness · 12/07/2015 20:25

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


HookedOnHooking · 12/07/2015 20:26

I think it might be the way forward.

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Getthewonderwebout · 12/07/2015 20:26

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 · 12/07/2015 20:29

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

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Hulababy · 12/07/2015 20:29

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 · 12/07/2015 20:30

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

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penisland · 12/07/2015 20:32

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


Hulababy · 12/07/2015 20:32

And the key with Mini is to not get the dealership to repair it! Find another reputable place.

For example

Someone has driven into the side of my Mini causing a pretty hefty dint and scratching the side panels and wheel arch. Whoever did it drove off and didn't admit to it. Mini wanted £2500 to repair it. A reputable garage we have used before will do it for £400!!!

Shop around.

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