been reading this forum a while and it is full of helpful, good-willed advice. Cheers!
I'm a first time Sportrak owner (1991, 1.6) which has failed its MOT.
I'm wondering if you all think it is worth getting my car fixed up and if you can recommend a decent mechanic in London if so.
It has failed the MOT on:
1- OS rear leaf - fractured
2- NS lower suspension ball joint - excessive play
3- NS front anti-roll bar linkage insecure
4- NS front CV joint gaiter split
5- Front brakes imbalanced (only just!)
6- afew lamps.
The places I've called so far have quoted £7-800 inc labour and sounds like they will replace all the parts rather than repair.
I've contacted a couple of second hand parts dealers to see if I can get hold of the parts cheaper, still waiting for reply.
Completely fallen in love with my Sportrak in our 4 short months, so don't want to let it go. I just plain can't afford £800 to keep it running.
Many thanks for any help with this,