Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Re: When you buy a bad GTV its very bad...
Currently the GTV is my dad's and is regularly serviced so it's ok.
Had a valve blow which was quite destructive.
Steering Rack + lines needed replacing.
Windscreen washer motor needs replacing, but its NZ$2000 just to have it recentre so never mind, haha...
Other than that its fine.
Though I am going to replace rear bushes and rear section of the exhaust...
There's a saying that I think suits the issue with your car Chris...
It's a friday car. By friday, all the workers are keen just to get off and go home for the weekend so they just finish off what ever jobs they can do quickly.
Im afraid to say but you seem to have a friday car.
I also agree with Simon, a car, especially GTVs, that are left, or just driven very short distances, will incur a lot more damage than those driven a lot...
Good luck with it all mate, and I too hope that it is your last repair (and knock on wood I wont have anything as bad...)