...and we still don't know quite how expensive.
Anyone who's been following the GTA rust thread will know that my car is going in two have two bits of warranty paintwork done. Unfortunately there are also two bits which I'll have to pay for myself.
A jacking point cover needs respraying
A scuff on the front bumper
Dunno how much they'll cost.
Jenny's car has just failed it's MOT, one of the points was both front springs have snapped. Dunno how much that's going to cost either.
Unfortunately, the bits that I do know how much they'll cost are:
Service for my car £520.
Sill needs replacing and spraying to match on Jenny's car £340
(Maybe rust is contagious, apparently the sill is a mess, and it's only Y reg.)
So that's £860 + replace springs + respray bumper scuff and jacking point cover.
+ the possibility that the springs have been caused by something else + the possibility that there's anything wrong on mine the service will find (I know the rear pads are low)
Still. as I keep pointing out to Jenny, I'd rather have a GTA which is costing me £500 than a Corsa which is costing her £300
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