I have owned a CMAX 1.8i Ghia from new and it was registered March 04. At 35000 miles I am informed that the leaking steering rack will not pass the next MOT next March, it is wet with fluid( but not actually dripping fluid.) I am advised that parts and labour will be in order of £850 and that is about 25% of the book value of the vehicle. £3400 Glass's guide.
Has anyone used non Ford parts to effect a sensible price repair?
Frankly at 35000 miles I am somewhat disgruntled at this. I have had 3 batteries, a new ignition pack,
front discs, replacement uprights. Also the engine warning light has a mind of its own and sets car in a speed restricted mode, that has cost me £70 x 2 to sort out.
Plus the fuel consumpton on short runs is awful about 21mpg!
So a few moans but the rack is the biggest issue right now
Any general advice would be appreciated.
Edited by: cmaxdisgruntled