please help about car!!
edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring
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i recently passed my driving test in september 07 so only a few months back & it took me 5times to pass so I was over the moon when I finally passed!so I wanted a car asap & im a 19 year old female & im sure they saw me comeing cause firstly i paid £1200 for an S reg 1.2 renault clio petrol!But anyway I was sooo excited about being able to drive that silly me just didnt ask questions & went for it....then a few weeks down the line I noticed a knocking when I turned to the right,i found out that I neede a new drive shaft so thats problem one which I still havent fixed, then i dont think this is such a problem but i took it for the wheels balancing cause it shook when i went over 70mph & the mechanic said it needed a new o/s anti roll bar bush,then more recently I was happily driving along & my accelerator cable snapped,which made me panic & loose a little confidence,anyway I got that fixed.Then last night, to top it all off, I was driving on the motorway & all of a sudden my car just cut out,there was no power, now luckily it was very quiet & I was able to pull into the hard shoulder very quickly,I called the recovery people & turns out my cam belt had snapped & as I was going about 80mph he said the chances are its damaged quite abit so I havnt bothered ringng a garage or anything because I just dont trust them!i want people to say how much they think its going to cost to be fixed or its just best off to scrap it!im so upset now though because I feel like I got sold a dogjy car,it had done 68k when I got it & ive never heard off a cam belt before!i no some of this is my fault for not asking questions when I originally got the car but ive just lost so much confidence in driving now,if that motorway had been busy I wouldnt have know what do do & it w3as pitch black & I had to wait an hour for the recovery people to come.I feel like ive been ripped off & I want a rough idea of how much its going to cost to repair so as I no if im getting ripped of again!
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