Soooo, I joined here having got myself a vectra c obviously.
Little bit of background. I had an astra g Sri which I loved to bits. Would go as far as to say it was the car love of my life! But after a week the engine management light pinged on. And from that day it was nowt but bother. Everything broke, pretty sure we probably replaced everything on it over the years. But I still loved it. Anyway, I've got my daughter and my other half has 2 kids we get on weekends so the Astra was a bit of a squeesh. Especially when we went on holiday and coz it didn't have back doors.
Decided I wanted a vectra but having no money meant hoping for a straight swap. But that would mean a vectra b as I'd have to go older.
Anyway, I wasnt actively looking but anytime I seen a nice vectra I'd ask if they'd swap.
So one day 4 weeks ago a 52 plate vectra c appears and I ask and he says yes! I told the guy I was in no hurry, mot was due in 2 weeks, if he was happy to swap we could do it then. Then he wanted to arrange viewing of the cars which was fine. Next thing was he wanted to come up that night. So I reluctantly agreed and took off to the car wash. Then he came up, we took the cars a wee run. Told him about the disastra, most of what we'd done to it blah blah blah. Got a bit about the vectra. He wanted to take the Astra away that night!
We said no as my parrot was hooked into it and my private plate etc. but it was arranged that 2 days later I'd go to dvla and transfer the plate then we'd swap. Which happened fine.
All the while I'm slightly concerned about his rush, but at the same time knowing the Astra is far from problem free so I prob won't be any worse off.
So anyway, today he texts to say the Astra has been mot'd and is a death trap!! He exaggerates as he then says it needs a tyre, brake pipes, wheel bearing, something needs replaced on the exhaust, failed emissions and failed for side lights (which are green ha, but he knew that when he bought it)
When I gave him the car it had had 3 new tyres and the other one was fine. Exhaust may have been blowing a teeny bit - but he came, looked at the car and was fine. Wheel bearing - I had told him we changed one last year. Thats wear and tear. And as for the brake pipes, I know nothing. They fine at last brake change.
Anyway, what I want your opinion on, is why is he even bothering to text?! Surely it's his problem now? I offered to mot it and he said no. Obviously I had told him it would pass coz as far as I was aware, it would have.
Can he make me swap back?! I'm happy wi the vectra. I've had to put a new tyre on it. Had to strip the dash and buy a cable for my parrot to fit it. And had to transfer my plate.
The oil light came on wi it the other night, it uses a lot of oil so it's not in perfect nick either. But I still want to keep it!
What do you lot think? Sorry it's a bit long winded