and it PASSED.
Well it actually failed because of a totally knacked handbrake cable and sticking caliper but my bro in law got a new caliper, cable and set of rear pads fitted for me under warranty so it passed in the end with a few advisories.
- front to back and both front brake cables were slightly coroded
- wee bit of play in one of the front tie rods or track rod ends
- problem with one of my droplinks but have the new uprated saab ones to get fitted
- oil below level
Overall very very chuffed. Not kidding myself on i need to get bushes and some suspension bits (fitting party sometime maybe) and want to get the timing chain done soon but at least i can do it gradually over next few months.
I have been looking at various replacements for the car but to be honest i cant see anything i really want at a price i am willing to pay and if my aim is to save fuel / cash then theres no point in paying a finance payment.
Sad as it sounds i've had the car just over 6 years now and a wee part of me is a bit sentimental when i think about getting rid, so another reprieve and time to start doing some wee bits i'd put off.