I've just been speaking to my friend who owns a veccy 1.8 ls 81k on the clock, usual nonsence. He's not really a car kind of guy and has given me a fairly vague outline on some of his problems. His car has just had the cambelt and water pump done (part of the service at 80k?) and now it needs 'some work doing on the exhaust' (welding) and 'some corroded brake lines changing'. He's disheartened and worried that the car is going to start costing him mega bucks due to its age. My suggestion to him was that now that he's had 'the big one' done (belt and pump) all the rest of the bits should be small and not as costly.
So, his questions to you guys are,
1, should he get rid and buy something else?
2, how much (roughly) do you think he's looking at to get the brake pipe and exhaust work done?
I understand that the fault description is pretty vague but even a rough guestimate would be nice. I'm going to try and get some more info from him later on so watch this space. Cheers