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  1. I agree with the above post, transmission failure would probably write the car off, for me. Suspension would make my eyes water a bit, but I'd bite the bullet and replace the lot with conventional struts, which should be a one off solution. Fixing one corner wouldn't work for me, I'd just be waiting for the next one to go pop. I'd also replace the radiator immediately after buying a 430, again, for peace of mind.
  2. One s/h, looks to be for the earlier models and one (or more?) new one for the later cars, links below. Link1 Link2
  3. I'll bet it's a fine drive, and residing in Dudley?
  4. Forgot to mention, some of these corrosion advisories are BS. Mine had an advisory a few years back, not been mentioned since. If you're looking at a car with advisory for surface corrosion, get it in the air and look for yourself, would be my advice.
  5. Going back to the Irish car, mentioned at the top of the thread as having no mot. The seller says it has got mot, and the mot check, using regisearch, gives expiry as march 2018, though oddly, doesn't show the actual mot below. Looks the best buy of all the above bunch, to me.
  6. What a clever ploy, fit a stupid gear stick, and nobody will notice the illuminated EML, genius!!
  7. Looks a lovely place to be now. Not a project I would have taken on, but well done to you for persevering, and getting the reward you deserve.
  8. Infinity

    Nope, especially when you're dropping 400 quid a week, at least, in depreciation, assuming the figures I linked to are representative.
  9. Infinity

    Looking at Infinity for sale at Motorpoint, LINK HERE, they seem to be selling for under half the new price, at a year old. Bearing in mind that is Motorpoints retail price, just imagine what you'd be offered as a trade in. Also, aren't these Nissan, by another name, who are, in turn, now owned by Renault? Considering these things are chock full of complicated electrics, any connection to Renault would put me off.
  10. Sorry, senior moment, it wasn't Atlantic convoy, but Arctic convoy.
  11. We went right up as far as Loch Ewe, last August, to see where my father in law set off from, as part of the Atlantic convoy. Beautiful area, and they had a little museum there and a monument to those who lost their lives, very moving, and even more so for my wife and her brother. We set off, in two motorhomes, from Yorkshire, early evening, so by 11.00 pm, we were ready for sleeping. We pulled in to a garage, filled up with diesel and asked the woman on the till, if there was anywhere near that was suitable for stopping overnight. We were pleasantly surprised, when she pointed to a quiet spot behind the garage, and gave us permission to park there. What a difference to the rest of the UK, where motorhomes are actively discouraged. Anyway, we had a great week on fantastic roads, with breathtaking scenery, excellent campsites, right alongside the lochs and a lovely welcome wherever we went, thoroughly recommend the place.
  12. RAC breakdown renewal warning

    That's the thing though, RAC actually lower the premium every year, if you haven't claimed, as indeed they did this year, and I agree with you about automatic renewal, but they always send you a letter of renewal, giving you ample time to cancel. The difference this year, which I'm sure many will have missed, was the addition of a "Arrangement & administration fee" of £30!! Everything else though, I always decline automatic renewal, you'd have to be daft not to.
  13. RAC breakdown renewal warning

    Hooray!! I posted about this rip off here, and the other forum I regularly use, and you are the first reply, in over a month. I was beginning to think it was just me they were trying it on with. From the lack of interest, I assume the sneakiness is paying off, or people are happy with a 35% increase.
  14. Two beauties.