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Well as CBA with it any more 3 towed back to my house in 1 year is not good.

Had a nice trip on Saturday from Newquay to Birmingham via being towed.

The rear strut has collapsed (Cup that holds the spring up on the shocker broke away), Also while on my holidays the car making odd noises when its revved (Sounds like turbo but on closer inspections sounds oddly like a pulley??)

So i am going to get this sold for spares or repair.

Sadly its only done 12000 miles on current clutch.

its had new front lefthand top mount ball joint done.

New thermostat

New sway bar doodars i cant remember the name of atm

New cambelt and water pump 25000 miles ago

EGR replaced

Also will be removing the android head unit and getting that sold (Restoring the original)
 

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A 12 year old mega mileage car and it's costing you money?
159s are hardly known for their ultra-reliability, especially the DERVs.
I'd have got rid at half that mileage if using it daily as an only car.
As a second car or whatever I can understand...
 

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They’re horrid anyway. Have you ever started up a 1.9 Derv Insignia? Well don’t you’ll loose the will to live. So how can a Derv 159 be anymore tantalising?
That shock that collapsed must have been rusted out badly to loose its structure of integrity.
A visual inspection of any car before a long road trip pays to not leave you stranded.


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They’re horrid anyway. Have you ever started up a 1.9 Derv Insignia? Well don’t you’ll loose the will to live. So how can a Derv 159 be anymore tantalising?
That shock that collapsed must have been rusted out badly to loose its structure of integrity.
A visual inspection of any car before a long road trip pays to not leave you stranded.


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yup but to be fair it did well for its age

And saved me driving back on saturday !
 
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