It's not always the car.....
I thought I'd share this with everyone. In April this year I traded in my 2000 156 TS 2.0 on a 2004 156 TS Facelift.
The car has done about 50 000km and is virtually new. Took delivery and was handed a list of an in depth 40 point check that the AA had done on my car with everything you can think checked and ticked.
When I got the car home I like to look underneath and in the engine bay etc.
I've found so far: Engine tray hanging by two bolts at the front (almost touching the ground). Had to order new bolts as no-one had stock. The rear exhaust bracket hanging on by the rubber mounts - retaining bolt missing. The battery flopping around - once again no bolt on the retaining strap. Both bolts on the heatshield that goes over the exhaust manifold missing. Needless to say the dealer that did the previous service certainly won't be seeing this car again.
I think I should also point these things out to the AA because after seeing this, that 40 point check that they supposedly do isn't worth the paper it's written on.
I wonder how many other things are hanging on to the car for dear life without their bolts......
Last edited by Alfanatix; 25-06-07 at 12:35.