9 Year Old VW Golf - Engine Replaced and “Fixed” by Mechanic but Still Problems
Last edited 16/01/2019 - 18:38 by 1 other user
I have a 2009 Golf that has been in and out of the same mechanic for the past year as it keeps having problems. It went to the mechanic last March due to the engine light coming on and the mechanic suggested we needed to get the engine replaced. It took him a while to source a 2nd hand engine but we thought once we got the engine in, we could sell the car. After a few months, we got it back supposedly fixed but the drive was terrible. Back to the mechanic it went and more money paid to him. All up it’s been there for almost a year and we’ve spent $4.5k on it but there’s no way we can sell it in the current condition due to the lurching and sounds it makes. After complaining to the mechanic, he suggested we sell it as soon as possible after he fixes it again for the 3rd time.
How can we sell it when it doesn’t even drive properly - it’s worse than when we first took it in. I’m annoyed he took $4.5k from us (who knows what he’ll charge for this round of repairs) and now suggesting we sell.
What can we do with this car? we’ll have to pay rego and 3rd party insurance soon if we don’t sell. We don’t want to throw more money into this car that we can’t drive. Anyone been in this situation before? What do you advise? Tia