I am pleased to announce that the car passed its MOT. This is a feat which grows more improbable with each passing year as the Focus is now 17 years old and counting. Mind you, I wasn’t sure it was going to happen. I went down to the garage early as the arrangement is to turn up and wait. Alas, since Covid you have to book an appointment. What a turn-up! Anyway the guy said to leave it with him and he’d try to fit it in. I waited all day with no word and when I tried to call there was no answer. Poor little Bertie had to spend the night alone in the garage. Fortunately in the morning all was well and I picked him up safe and sound. That’s 3 years in a row he’s passed the test.
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Tray bons! It looks like your Focus is the same vintage as my Punto [54 plate]; having become accustomed to driving older cars for most of my adult life, I generally expect the test to throw up the odd few problems [with appropriate mess], so if the car should pass first time, it’s a real bonus. It generally doesn’t though: I usually console myself with the thought that “even new cars can go wrong.” It would be nice to be able to prove that one way or the other, though. Cheers, Jon.
My car is 15 years old next year, (an 07 plate) but still hasn’t done 80,000 miles yet. It almost never gets through an MOT without failing on something, and I dread the MOT day every year.
Best wishes, Pete.
I think I’ve just been lucky. I bought it from a friend who only used it to commute to work