The car in front is a Toyota

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The car in front is a Toyota

Post by stevemarl » Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:17 pm

Another in my occasional series `Bert`s MOT`d deathtraps`. (You may remember the wheel bearing with no balls left?) This is the front wishbone off a Corolla, with a valid MOT: only came into his garage as someone had nicked the catalyst. It does make you wonder.
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Re: The car in front is a Toyota

Post by Noel » Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:39 am

Subaru wishbones do the same, so I've read. You have to be careful buying older Imprezas.

What year was this one and how many miles had it covered?

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Post by stevemarl » Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:57 am

Noel, it was a 2006 but he can`t remember the mileage I`m afraid. (She`d driven to work, all fine, starts it up to go home and it sounds like the downpipe`s snapped. In broad daylight, at the roadside, they`d jacked it up and whipped the cat. I remember a few years ago, they broke into the Arnold Clarke new car compound at the back of us and went through quite a few vehicles in one night. I thought they`d tightened up on scrapping such things (they wanted so much crap, utility bills, passport, when I tried to weigh one in that I just gave up) Seems it`s coming back?

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Re: The car in front is a Toyota

Post by Noel » Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:29 pm

Metal prices up, so its worth it again. Check out the price of palladium - its double what it was 2-3 years ago.
Older Japanese cars are favourite as the cats contain more of the expensive metals.

State of that wishbone is that incredible build quality of Toyota, I mean I am sure the engine is bulletproof and the electrics blah blah never let you down but who gives a toss if the things dissolving like that?

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