RAFHAAA96 wrote:Do not get me started on Volvo cars and their dodgy plastic bits or mechanics or paint or rusty tin or their warranty swerving dealers...
...and moving on to a newer Nissan Qashqai, everything is held together with disintegrating expanding plastic studs (clips) at £2 apiece from a dealer or the same price per hundred from China.
e.g. The front fog light brackets are secured by 2 of these clips and you have to take the front bumper off to get at them. Bumper is held on by ... yes even more of these clips.
Ten or more years ago I would say the complete opposite. There was no way we could hope to make a Nissan last and Volvos just went on and on. My 940 is still good and solid and I live in an area where a Ford or a Vauxhall is a definate "No". (My dads nearly new Ford Sierra needed four new doors in just two years. The car was around six to eight years old. A year later the rust was terminal). My old Volvo 360 GLT had a small rust hole under a fog light that got bigger but that was it during the same years I had it, and it was about 12 years old when I first bought it! I owned it the same time my dad had his Sierra.
Nissans here have a bad reputation with rust issues. Some cars built about 15-20 years ago didnt even make ten years before rust prevented them passing the MOT.
Going back to the T9 issue. So many seem to have had the same issues that it could be quite a profitable business to sell a ready made chassis frame to transfer the parts to so ones locos can run again.