Break it. Basically, it's worn out and at the end of it's life.
The car is absolutely fine, they are standard wear and tear items, nothing majorly wrong
What a few suspension niggles make the car end of life.
I'm sure if the op didn't fancy a change those small issues would be fixed and used for another 2 years.
It'll make someone a good cheap fast motor if they are willing for a small amount of work.
You're absolutely correct if I didn't fancy a change then this wouldn't have even been brought up ...
What will happen to carputer?
There's about £1k worth of computer equipment in the car, whatever happens I would take this out as a condition of the sale (to fit to my next car!!
I should update my progress thread as I've made loads of improvements to it over the last couple of years
Which of the issues have to be fixed to get an MOT? As far as I know, as long as the gaiter is good, the joints can be in truly terrible condition and still get a pass.
If you are doing it yourself, then fix the wishbones (easy job) and while you are at it, the driveshafts are pretty exposed at that point.
You then have a few hundred additional quid in it, but you can carry on driving it for the next few months while you find something else. Though you should note, if the wishbones have failed the MOT, the handling will be absolutely transformed when you fix it - you may decide you like the car again.
If you then want to sell it, you are flogging a car with most of a year's ticket and in need of a cambelt. That is a pretty easy sell. Breaking is hard - unless you live on a farm or similar where you can leave a wheel less car for a few months....
The gaiters are pretty much screwed (have started leaking) so they will almost certainly fail, there is also a reasonable amount of movement on the suspension which is also a fail, the MOT runs out in Late Aug/Sep so I've got until then to make up my mind what I'm going to do.
I could do the work myself, but tbh I can't be bothered, every bolt on the entire car is always rusty to hell and a PITA to remove