Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2004 10:10:33 +0100
From: Grunff <grunffnospam.com>
Subject: Re: MOT day for 'money-pit'


Simon wrote: > It's MOT day for the Saab 9000 CS Aero Turbo. My wife calls this car 'the > money-pit' but it's the best car I have ever driven. Hazard lights have > packed up, ABS light comes on intermittently, washer bottle leaks, rear > wiper stopped, ....what else will they find? First owner of this car was > Sting - I've got the first log book - mind you that isn't going to keep the > repair bill down. Anyone else know of any other celebrity Saab drivers? > > Well, sitting at home trying to do some work, dreading the fatal phone call > from the garage. Let's hope i'm not scouring the local paper later for the > cheapest car with an MOT (I have a recurring drean of having to buy a Fiat > Panda - which my wife thinks would be a nice sensible car...) > > This annual event is not good for the nerves. How do you all cope...? Sounds like a bad case of neglect to me. Surely all these (very minor) things didn't break at once, right? You didn't wake up one morning to find that the hazards, ABS, washer bottle and rear wiper were misbehaving. So why did you not try to rectify each problem as it happened? This is part of car ownership - small maintenance jobs. Imagine if you treated your house the same way. Every time a light bulb blew, a pipe started leaking or a window broke you just left it. Pretty soon it would be unliveable. -- Grunff

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