McNutcase wrote:Lord Foul wrote:My car just died, right before Christmas.
It served me well for near 10 years. But now it has a catalogue of engine management and transmission faults, and I've been advised it could cost a lot to get the gearbox sorted, just so they can work out how much the rest will cost to fix. Considering the car isn't worth more than a couple of thousand now in working order, I've decided to cut my losses and say goodbye to the old A8.
That's the thing with luxury cars. When they go, they GO.
Hopefully you'll find another suitable steed without too much hassle.
I don't think that will be limited to luxury cars much longer. With so many drivers aids, emissions controls, and just plain feature creep, I feel like we are getting to the point where instead of cars lasting a little longer each model year, they start to get junked sooner. Many components are linked via CAN bus and you can't work around them without massive reengineering of the systems. This used to only be an issue with luxury brands and models, but now it's creeping into average vehicles too. I'm hearing about Mercedes active suspension sized repair bills for much less expensive vehicles. On the bright side that's still just a $25k depreciation hit compared to the $125k hit the merc owner took.