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Thanks Choco. I'll have a look at these places but of course I have to try and get my car into gear to actually move it anywhere. But at least now I have a list of garages I can take it to once it is mobile. I'm dreading this costing £100's right before Christmas when I'm already broke.
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Originally Posted by PETR0LHEAD View Post
i wouldn't always agree with that to be honest, a pump is a pump, a wishbone is a wishbone, etc etc

a good knowledge of the model/brand is always a huge advantage when it comes to diagnosing faults, but when it comes to fitting the new part, one indie is potentially as good as another and the choice is much wider i believe.

and the newer the car, the more applicable this becomes, as the parts sharing and modular building techniques between manufacturers gets evewr more rife,

a vauxhall dealer may as well service a 159 for example (ooh that'll get me shot! ha ha!!)

i'm not recomending against any iof those you mentioned, i know for a fact a lot of folk swear by them, and thats fab,

but they don't have to have the Alfa signage above the door to be able to deliver an excellent service and value for money.

just my opinion of course, each to their own

probably true i just like the fact when i have an issue i can go to my local indie specialist and there's no need for extensive investigation etc they know the problems because they see them all the time and they also know the easiest way to fix the problem, you also tend to find as specialist a lot of them have 2nd hand bits knocking around if you're on a bit of a budget this is what i like most. As you say though each to their own that's just my personal preference
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Originally Posted by PETR0LHEAD View Post
Hmmmmm, yeah,

but in all honesty, my 147 lusso has been the worst car i've ever bought, EVER!

I've had it five minutes, and bought it at 78k, and it seems that i have copped for everything, whatever can fail or go wrong, fall off, or break, has done, and we're not finished yet!

theres plenty more to do before i'll be happy to keep it, ARB bushes being just one of the chores!

Buying a pig is easily done, that said, one wrong mechanic and a silk purse can become a sow's ear. I'm convinced that a mechanic sabotaged my car to get another pay day. EGR, Headgasket, turbo, headgasket, court case... Suffice to say that I removed it elsewhere after he spent a month on the turbo but he had done enough crap work for the head not to hold. Doubt I'll see much of my £2000 back since he rents his workshop :/ Glad I bought an aftermarket warranty.

Only go to recommended garages OP,
there are a lot of ar5eh0les out there,


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