OP - general car query

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Den Corfield, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. Den Corfield

    Den Corfield Guest

    I am a committed volvo owner and watch this group with great interest. Some
    obviously very knowledgeable folk out there. This is nowt to do with volvos
    though. My daughter just melted the wife's car on the motorway by running
    it without water-twice!! (stupid girl) It now needs a new engine which I can
    get fitted for £450. Is it worth it? or is it a scrapper? T'is a Rover
    414i L Reg with only 50k miles and new MOT. What's it worth? I figure
    about £800. - but until its fixed I cant do anything with it.

    Any comments much appreciated - cheers
    Den Corfield, Jan 15, 2005
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  2. Den Corfield

    jg Guest

    No idea what a Rover any age is worth, much less in a country dealing in
    pounds. But I am in the same position with a Camry - to repair the head will
    cost about half the value of the car, but it's the second time in 6 weeks.
    The same hose replaced, split again (daughter driving, not blaming her). I'm
    sick of it, if it's not a warranty job or costs over $2000 again I would
    rather abandon it and buy another old Volvo for my wife for about the same
    money. I guess it's what the car is worth to you that matters with spending
    money on repairs. No point spending $1000 just to sell it for $1000.
    jg, Jan 16, 2005
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