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Stop me before I buy something German

Help everybody,

I think i'm going to have to resort to buying something German!!!!! Nooooo Got a 155 headgasket went. No problem get that fixed in no time, took a day. 2 weeks later car overheats? headgasket. . . no way. So I borrow my old mans range rover while i'm stripping it again. The gasket has completely delaminated in to its separate bits. manufacturer fault? can't get a refund? Then half shafts fall out of the range rover. Diff kaput!!! you can see where i'm going here. So enoughs enough right? I'll buy another alfa and keep the 155 for special as the miles (220,000 ish) is killing her. Bought me a late faced 1.9 jtd sportwagon. Lovely motor except the antiroll bars knackered. So foolishly when I buy I take it saying that I know what the problems are. yes yes I can hear you all laughing. On the way home the engine management light comes on the dash. Have to drop it at a proper diagnostic place as to tech for my skills. Take the range rover again which one very angry father has just spent a weekend rebuilding the rear diff in. One week later pick up 156. Going to drive to portugal in it. (long way) So in the middle of france the alternator packs in. As you can imagine at this point I'm loosing my temper and belief that I could break this many vehicles. So after another two weeks got it back.
My wallet is so light I'm considering selling them both and just buyin something soleless and german. Just for a bit of peace.
Please tell me there is light at the end of the tunnel!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Stop me before I buy something German

If you want real peace of mind, you should buy Japanese.

But otherwise, stick with real cars: Alfa all the way
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Is that piece of mind Bigfoot or no mind at all
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Please tell me there is light at the end of the tunnel!!!!!!!!!
You sound like my best mate...no matter what he buys, German , Japanese, British, American or Australian he always gets the Lemon....

Maybe he should buy Italian
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Some "interesting' examples of failure from my best friends 'experiences
1) 1970 Datsun 2000 Fairlady Sports the fore runner to the 240Z and a man's MGB...
a) cam timing chain sprocket ripped from the cam whilst doing 50 mph...lucky he had slowed down as had been doing 90+
2) Total light failure at 100 mph at night on a non-lite highway

2) 1976 VW Golf....bought new
a) large number of welds missing
b) The rear vent air flaps put on back to front so that if you stopped on a dirt road the dust entered the car from the rear like a dust storm of course the flow-thru ventalation did not work as the flap stop outgoing air........
3) Holden Jackaroo....bought new
a)used oil like it was going out of fashion...you talked about litres per mile of oils consumed rather than worried about MPG
b) head Gasket
c) cracked head on a regular basis...eventually put chemiweld in the engine..stopped the cracks but woe betide anyone working on it later on....
4) Range Rover......Hmmmm... were would you start...well it was "British Built'
5) Toyota Land Cruiser...
a) performed a random light display when just siting there...at 'random' the car would flash lights


etc etc etc....Whether new or second hand , whether check out by motoring organisations and given a clean bill of health he has 'fun'



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Stop!
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Please tell me there is light at the end of the tunnel!!!!!!!!!
Stick with it, I mean how much bad luck can one guy have?

Buy a lottery ticket for tomorrow's Euro Millions, it's £70m (then you can buy me a nice car as a consultant's fee )
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I'm with BF on this one.
If you want to leave the fold because
you want a trouble free couple of years
with a bit of proper customer support,
you'd be better off with a Jap. Preferable a Mazda.
 
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Re: Stop me before I buy something German

Tell you what I will go buy that ticket. And if it wins then what the hell, you're on. Only if its an alfa mind. But not if I only win £6.20 or something rubbish like that!! lol
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i didn't win
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I won £6
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Consider that my payent to you!!!!
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Re: Stop me before I buy something German

All the bits you broke (alternator, head gasket, engine sensor, driveshaft) are all probably made in Germany anyway.


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Is that piece of mind Bigfoot or no mind at all
Peace of mind = Japanese, make no mistake.
 
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