Repair or replace?

Tiny
CORNBEEF92
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  • 1998 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF
  • 90,000 MILES
My golf is a 1.4, needs a new clutch and is due a service and also an mot, my insurance re newel is due in a week and im not sure if the car is worth repairing. Ive been told im better off buying a new car, same make and model for, say a grand, instead of paying for it to be fixed. What would you guys do? How much will it cost to fix?
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Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 AT 8:28 PM

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Tiny
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It really depends what needs fixing-then again who doesn't like a new car
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Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 AT 8:37 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the reply, true though, say if it was just a new clutch, and I think my brakes need bleeding, how much would I be looking at.
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Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 AT 8:45 PM
Tiny
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The costs varies with location-could be low or high -shop around for the less amount parts/labor
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Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 AT 8:49 PM
Tiny
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Trust me this is something you could possibly do yourself with the help of a knowledable friend. You'd be surprised at how many people bleed their breaks, put on breaks, change oil, and yes if you can get someone to help u you'd save yourself a few quid! We're in a very similar situation ourself actually. We have a really nice black golf, 62, ooo on the clock n we really dont want to part with it! Although we've had our runarounds with garages on that 1 even getting a new timing chain!(All for an over-heating problem?). I'm going to have to get the haed gasket looked at then priced? It's hard I do understand we paid 3,800 on this and now a family member offered e200. Now i've to make my ind up fast too! Hope u have the best of luck whatever u decide!
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 AT 1:00 AM

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