excellent price, how much do the garage want to fit it in the car
Lewis quoted me about £600... but I am not sure whether that includes the cost of recovery (at about 30 miles from Burton on Trent to Sutton in Ashfield) or the time he has already spent on the car.. so I am looking at probably between £1800 and £2200 for the job.. ouch .. but it could have been worse if I had not found the engine at this price.. Alfa want £5000 for a new one..
And I can tell you something that is really narking me.. virtually everyone says when they hear, with a sneer too.. "well, you would buy a fancy alfa"... as I point out, cars that are not Alfa Romeo's have engine problems every day.. one guy, after making such a quip, went on to tell me how his own Audi A4 required a new engine at only 5000 miles.. another guy who worked for a Volkswagen supplier commented on how they were inundated with engine problems..
Thisismoney have the following list of most unreliable cars
1 Audi A5 (2007-present) - 75.8%
2 Ford Galaxy (2006-present) - 76.3%
3 Jaguar XF (2008-present) - 78.0%
4 Alfa Romeo 159 (2006-present) - 79.0%
5 Land Rover Discovery (2004-present) - 79.5%
6 Ford S-Max (2006-present) - 79.9%
6 Land Rover Freelander (2006-present) - 80.1%
8 Volvo XC90 (2002-present) - 80.6%
9 Jaguar S-type (1999-2007) - 81.2%
10 Hyundai Santa Fe (2006-present) - 82.2%
So... who would buy an Audi? lol ..
What I've started doing is to point out that the sneer across there face is as a result of them driving their soul-less car... and that the smile that rests on my face 99% of the time is as a result of driving a beautiful car that gives me an enormous amount of pleasure... its simply worth it!