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My £3,456.96 Honda CRX III "Del Sol" Ca. 1996

Posted on the 24 January 2020 by Markwadsworth @Mark_Wadsworth

Basic car £1,050, plus another £2,406.96 on various bits and pieces and labour:
MOT fail type stuff
ABS sensors (salvage) - £100.00
Rear trailing arm rubber bushes - £66.00
Rear trailing arm (new) - £64.38
Rear trailing arms (salvage incl. shipping from USA, ordered in haste/anger and not actually needed) - £76.10
Catalytic converter - £33.95
New clutch kit - £102
Fitting the above stuff incl. brake pads/discs and tracking - £1,119.39
Replacement number plate (original one fell off on the motorway) - £21.00
Not so essential but nice to have
Wiper blades - £24.00
Interior light cover (salvage) - £10.00
New floor mats - £32.9
Leather steering wheel cover - £15.00
New stereo - £105.00
Clip-on cup holders - £20.00
4 x Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres* and balancing - £219.22
MOT and new front windscreen** - £397.98
£3,456.96 Honda
All I need now is a working aerial mechanism, as it doesn't retract properly, which is not cool. And a bit of welding on the rear arches. Maybe replacement rear panels and a respray..?
* It came with two 'budget' front tyres and two OK rear tyres, one of which was irreparably punctured last month. The steering and handling went from 'pretty awful' to 'pretty good actually'.
** The windscreen wasn't badly damaged, but with a million tiny scratches, it looked nearly opaque when the sun was shining on it at a certain angle. Which was disconcerting to say the least.

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