CitroJim wrote:northern_mike wrote:Hell Razor5543 wrote: A couple of mechanics also said that, even if the repairs were sound (and they ought to be, at that price), how solid would the other welds be, and would the impact have weakened them?
They are talking out their arses.
That's where they usually talk from in my experience
James, pleased your Mum has a settlement she's content with... How about a C5 for her?
I don't think she would go for a Citroen (even though I like them; that's probably why not!), as she did like the Volvo, and she needs the boot space. I reckon she will go for another, as she has the Haynes BoL and other Volvo related bits. 'GG' was strong, reliable, and luxurious, and all this was standard. Her only major weakness was a thirst for petrol (28MPG at best). Mum also has first hand experience of their crash worthiness; as I said earlier I doubt whether Gracie would have fared as well, or protected us to the same degree.