As the Alfa Fund has suffered a few setbacks recently, I'm still driving the old Micra. Or at least I was until the rear axle rusted through, leaving me stuck in the car park at work with the right rear wheel at a jaunty angle. I bought the car from a dealer (a Mr. A. Daly, I believe) at the end of December, with a shiny new MOT. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but surely an axle rusty enough to break after 4 months normal use shouldn't have passed the MOT? Also, would you say the car was "fit for purpose" if it breaks so spectacularly 4 months later? If I paid with my credit card, do I have some protection? How hard is it to replace a rear beam axle? Why do I ask so many questions???
Wonderful timing too, as my role at work is changing, and I'll have more travelling to do
Edit: PS: I don't suppose anyone has a nice 159 they want to give away?