one bit of good news is I finally made the final payment on my car today.
...one hour later the brakes failed...
Luckily I didn't hit anyone, I was slowing for a roundabout and the brakes didn't feel "normal", just the tiniest bit, but it sent little alarm bells ringing in my head, so I played cautious and took it easy, lucky I did as 2 minutes later when I put my foot on the brakes, the pedal went straight to the floor and f**k all happened. Slowed it thru the gears and pulled off into a petrol station to await RAC help, which was pretty quick this time (only around 15 minutes) as averse to the 4 1/2 hours it took them last time.
It was the same guy who came out to the "shed" (the old mk3 merit) when the head gasket went, was kinda funny as he looked at me and asked if he'd been out to my car before for a head gasket, explained it was the old white astra whose sale paid for the wheels on the new one!
Anyhow the brake master cylinder was f***ed, so it was an intermittent problem, so he followed me to the garage at auckside who do all the work on my cars for me, took it steady, but they can't actually do anything with it until monday, leaving me with nothin but my brother in law's shitsubishi charisma to get to work in.
Can this week get any worse?