I plan on getting a mk4 1.8 sxi this november. I will have just over £5000 saved up which will be enough for a good car. I currently have a mk3 astra which i paid £680 for. Ive just been told all the springs, shocks, and orbs are on their way out, and so is the cambelt. My MOT is this june.
The car wont pass the MOT with its current bad suspension, however if i scrap it and buy a cheap car i doubt i'll be able to afford the mk4 in November (i really want it by then so i can show it off in front of family at xmas hehe).
My dad who has no mechanical skills, has said that this easter hols me and him can replace the suspension as a little project. How hard is it to replace the suspension and how costly will it be? If i can get the car to pass this MOT i can then keep it until November and thus afford this mk4.
Why do things never go as planned