Is it worth repairing?

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Is it worth repairing?

Post by Kayipu »

Hi all,

I've recently been offered a May 1994 Mk 3 Polo (bread van) for £200 and wondered if it's worth repairing? It failed on the following things on its last MOT:

Reason(s) for failure
Exhaust emissions carbon monoxide content after 2nd fast idle excessive (7.3.D.3)
Fuel tank leaking (7.2.3)
offside Front constant velocity joint gaiter insecure to the extent that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt etc (2.5.C.1a)
offside front Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is excessively corroded (5.2.6)
offside rear Shock absorber has a serious fluid leak (2.7.3)
nearside front Suspension arm has excessive play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)

Advisory notice item(s)
nearside front Shock absorber has a light misting of oil (2.7.3)
nearside front Brake hose slightly deteriorated (3.6.B.4d)
offside front Brake hose slightly deteriorated (3.6.B.4d)
nearside rear Brake hose has slight corrosion to ferrules (3.6.B.4e)
offside rear Brake hose has slight corrosion to ferrules (3.6.B.4e)
nearside Rear wheel bearing has slight play (2.6.2)
nearside rear tyre starting to crack

The car has only done 64,637 miles, but I am concerned whether getting it repaired would outweigh its value.
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Re: Is it worth repairing?

Post by alexperkins »

Depending on who's doing the work there's easily over £200 of stuff to be done

welding for a start, new wheel bearings, suspensions, cv boots

Very much depends how much you want to throw at it. I wouldn't say it's worth much more than £100 in that state. Possibly less
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