Car in for MOT & Service - fingers crossed!

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Personally I get my cars MOT’d first at my friendly local garage and then when the service department send me the ‘vehicle health check’ I know in advance how much of it is worth taking seriously.
 
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I get mine done at a garage where they won’t submit it if there is a chance of failing, they pre mot it..
This is what they do in Ireland, the NCT (MOT) is a lot tougher than our MOT, so there's loads of little guys with garage premises doing pre-NCT tests and guarantee a pass, for a fee of course.

Whole new industry.....
 

Thatch

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A pre-check might of helped, but here's the list:
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Waiting for an estimate.

The annoying things are:
- you fail for seat adjustment! (I only noticed last week that the seat wasn't moving forward when I put my bag in the back - thought nothing of it)
- I never use my handbrake (am I alone?)

The worrying thing though is 'excessive corroding' (where does that stop!)
 

Gp79

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Not very good reading but only one to worry about really is the subframe rot, I had mine repaired for one MOT and then replaced the whole frame a year after.
Have a search ‘subframe’ and there are a few posts of similar issues so yu are not alone.
Pic of my old frame below, had a repair by the engine mount on the same side as the hole.
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TimR

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A pre purchase inspection might have been a worthwhile investment at the time you bought the car. Although there are things that get flagged up that are a nonsense ( like bonnet emblem badge deterioratied) and other stuff you cant judge ( brake line corroded ) and stuff they miss too ( wheel bearings), it does give you a feel for the car's potential to demand expensive attention....
That said, looking through previous MOT's can often elucidate further as to up"n coming issues too. But as I have eluded to, it only tells you what they know.
As the yanks defense bod pointed out once..there are knowns, there are unknowns...and there are known unknowns ! :D
 
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Gp79

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Whoa...yours is a GS right...2005/6 at the earliest. Like mine !! :oops:
Yes it's a 2005, it had a new front frame but the rear one was just surface rust so was blasted and powder coated.

It had probably been used year round by the previous owners, I avoid using it once salt is down or even if wet now.
 
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And that's on a 2007 GT? Hmmm not good. The subframes are pretty weak and that fail means that you need a new front sub-frame.

If this was from a dealer I would be kicking off. If private there is nothing you can do.

Gutted for you honestly. My 1995 Corrado is in far better condition, it doesn't make sense.
 
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And that's on a 2007 GT? Hmmm not good. The subframes are pretty weak and that fail means that you need a new front sub-frame.

If this was from a dealer I would be kicking off. If private there is nothing you can do.

Gutted for you honestly. My 1995 Corrado is in far better condition, it doesn't make sense.
This too is my biggest concern. Similar events led to the demise of my TVR.

It is being welded and treated by my garage, as they reassure me it is fixable.