Well I have always had trouble with my various cars, so I thought it was time this was added to my blog..
To bring you upto speed, sometime ago I decided commuting to work everyday from luton to bedford and back would be cheaper if I had a little 1 litre car, instead of using the train.
So I purchased a cheap car with a full MOT, and a golden handshake that she was “pucka mate”.
Promptly after, my proud purchase blew its head gasket and it went in for repair!.
the mechanic assured me “edd gasket no problem mate, will sort her out”.
several weeks, and several large cash withdrawal`s later, and she was ready to go.
The mechanics gave me a cheery good bye and a cheeky grin as I spluttered away, wondering what the hell?
The car began to lose more and more torque, it started by amusingly bunny hoping when pulling off!, very cool in front of your work mates, not so funny when pulling out from a roundabout in front of a HGV, well I guess my frantic thrashing of the gears and paniked sweaty face pearing through the window may have seemed hilarious to the lorry driver as I bunny hopped infront of him.
So a quick chat with the offending garage, produced another bill, some rubbing of hands and a shooting pain across my chest.
Time for a second opinion!
The next garage was far more freindlier, there was a lovely air of honesty, I parted with some cash and the exhaust was changed for a new shiny one, and a new front tyre!
But it goes like sh*t I exclaimed!
Well see how it goes they replied, and gave me a cheery goodbye!
Anyway, eventually the car reached the point where a pebble would cause it to stall, so alias she attended yet another garage.
Another HUGE bill was produced, I rang them back and said forget it, she is going to the scrappys had enough mate, and the reply was ‘well wish you had said, weve gone and done the work mate!”
So as it stands, she runs “pucka mate”, but she has pretty much no breaks and the tax is due.
Picking her up tomorrow so will keep you posted, if you will excuse the pun!
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