It's been a while since I was on the forums as I bought my cdti ZTT as I was having a child. Now he is in preschool I can finally get going on the car again but I need help with a decision. I bought the car for Â£3300 from a guy who said he'd maintained it. It turns out he didn't. The car now has around 75000 on it and it's top spec but without traction c.
This is what I've done so far and this is now what it needs. I've spent around Â£4000.00 (??!) so far on maintenance, servicing, winter wheels and tyres etc.
Self - Fitted:
Synergy 2A tuning box
Synergy Chrome dash switch
Multimedia double din head unit
Replaced boot cover handle
Replaced all exterior badges
Fitted leds / sidelights / main beam
Fitted Underbonnet pad
Millers XFD 5w/40 oil 2x5ls
Zx1 Oil treatment
Millers diesel sport 4 fuel treatment
Liqui-Moly Diesel Purge
Fitted through flow EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve) valve
Fitted BMW Pcv breather
Replaced Dashboard (Rhodium Grey)
Plenum drain mod and spy hole
Air intake mod
Work done by garage:
MOT + full check over for condition
Air con check + regas
Lower suspension arm (FL) TWICE!
New Bonnet sensor
New spare key
Drop links front and back
Powerflex bushes: lower engine mount / wishbone rear bushes / F anti-roll bar bushes
Top strut bearings
Dampers + Springs
Condenser (I think)
Exhaust, drop links and top mounts
Total around Â£500 + Â£500 labour
On top of this I have water coming into the wheel well from somewhere, the rear tailgate demist is dead (probably the window) and the wheels are buckled so I'll need new wheels. Also I need a respray on the bonnet, front bumper and front L wing.
Do I repair or just swallow my losses and try and resell? The problem is that I need to do a certain amount to resell anyway. Eg cv joints, paint. I have the money to buy another car but it's the hassle of buying and reselling + I like the car. There isn't really much else I like other than a Range Rover Sport and my son will probably trash it if I get one so what's the point?....
Help and opinions please!!
Ps. I can't find a new front left damper ANYWHERE! Rimmers out of stock. Any ideas?