I and those related to me seem to specialise in this. Now I get that brake pads wear out, bulbs blow etc but I seem to be trapped in an endless round of expensive repairs to items that I'd expect to last a lifetime or inconvenient recalls of vehicles that appear to be pre-fucked at the design stage. To whit: A Vauxhall Zafira that has been recalled three times to retrofit a heater fan that can be relied on not to torch the car. Same vehicle, a turbo bearing failure that came within an ace of dumping turbo fragments into the engine as a kind of fuel / air / shrapnel pick 'n' mix. A Ford Kuga with an injector fault after 40k miles. This is also cunningly a coded system that very few independent can fix so Ford get to charge full whack. Same vehicle, heated windscreen squirts with a Vauxhallesque tendency to spontaneously combust. Vauxhall (again) Corsa with a failed ABS control unit which apparently is a very common fault caused by a design fault. So common in fact that a Google search throws up pages of hits, one of which is a company that does nothing but fix this issue (for £150 -v- Vauxhall quote of £1100 + VAT and labour and free brake fluid all over your upholstery). Now, call me Snowflake but all in all I've had to rent cars for 20 odd days to allow me and mine to get about their business (we live rurally, no bus) and forked out £3k+ on fixing faults that are entirely down to the manufacturers' fuckwittery. To a man, they all play the "out of warranty" game. Anyone had any luck doing these people? I'm not after three weeks in Mauritius, I just want some financial recompense for my outlay. PS. Add to that a Renault Megane that went through SEVEN ignition coils in a year before they finally admitted there was a batch of about 10,000 duds out there. It was the AA who sorted that after a robust discussion after they threatened to cancel my membership because I'd called them out seven times in a year!