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- Newbie question: cost of spares
November 20, 2004, 7:27 am
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Obviously repairs are an issue. I'm considering looking for a Vauxhall
Nova, Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Polo, or another Micra. What's the
relative cost of spares among these makes?
[ I know Micra spares are ridiculously expensive]
Thanks for any feedback.
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Re: Newbie question: cost of spares
The Micra has so far needed not much in spares apart from service items -
tyres (which are very inexpensive, even more so when my local scrappy has a
written off Micra with decent tyres on), wing mirror to replace one that
some scrote destroyed one evening (tenner from said scrappy), headlight to
replace one broken in a minor bump (ditto) and a thermostat (about 8 quid
plus VAT from a motor factor). It has the advantage of having a timing chain
so no expensive belt to replace every few thousand miles or when you get
worried about when it was last replaced, whichever comes first.