Spent most of the day in Gory as my car (Renault scenic) again on the blink .This time it’s a gasket I was losing coolant and so I need a new gasket. On top of that the car needed a service and the window on the driver side was broken (fallen out) I have been waiting 6 weeks to get it fixed as the garage promised to have it repaired on warranty I just had to wait .They said that there was surge in complaints about the regulators on the Renault scenic model and the themselves had to wait for replacements. On top of all this I was told I needed two back tyres.
Driving around Wicklow the roads are noticeable getting a lot worse and I expect to see a lot more potholes this winter .Another curse is these (Speed bumps) ramps .Jesus does anybody know how high these things are suppose to be it seems to be different everywhere you go and it seems to differ from speed ramp to speed ramp. I think I will start measuring the height of these things .I believe there are the cause of so many car repair bills .Now don’t get smart and say I am speeding around like a mad dog . My car is a family car and I do need it so I am not driving around like a crazed madman. This is another product of parish pump politics .would be TD and local codgers looking for re-election to the local county councils are mostly to blame for this carnage on citizen’s cars.
The local garage says business is booming as people are forced to fix their shocks and suspension and tyres. This is not good news because this money is going into car repairs when it should be going into local shops and consumer products. .
Some of you might think just get rid of this Renault, but I fear I have been sucked into a trap! Just like the Finance Minster Michael Noonan,let me explain!
Firstly I put a lot of money into this car when it was brand new and over the last 6 years I must have replaced everything that could be replaced in that car and the wife’s car (also a Renault scenic) so my thinking is why get rid of it now its really now a new car and nothing else can go wrong??? With all of the parts replaced you would think so!
This situation is a bit like the situation the country is in
We have gone down the road of bailing out the banks and they are still bleeding us dry, do we now sell off the banks for what we can get and buy a new bank or do we keep them and keep putting our hands into our pockets every time something goes wrong? An interesting comparison of the situation! But with one major difference I cannot go next door and force my neighbours to pay my car repair bills and keep on doing so .I cannot continue to make bad financial decisions and get the rest of our estate to pay for them. I am responsible for my decisions and the pain on me will be so great sometime in the future if things continue to go wrong , I will be forced to change those decisions and make an alternative one. But it will always be me that will have to pay for my mistakes.
But for the government they can continue to make the wrong decisions and expect everybody else to pay for those disastrous mistakes. Politicians do not admit that they have made mistakes even when they are dead their pals gloss over their calamitous decisions and try and convince us that they gave great service to the nation. Right!
- Renault scenic 04 nightmare continues (thepressnet.com)
- E-mail to RTE’s “The Consumer Show” (thepressnet.com)
- Off-Road Scenic (grumpyoldtrout.wordpress.com)
- Carmakers: Renault’s woes (economist.com)
- Problems with Renault tyre pressure monitoring system (telegraph.co.uk)