I took it to VTNZ. Don't do that! They get paid per fault found, I reckon. They are uber-picky!!! They said my car needed:
- Rust repair under engine mount (approx $100 to fix)
- Rust repair under driveshaft neat the seats (approx $400 to fix)
- New tyre (about $80)
I said "bugger that" and took it to the lovely boys at Moonshine Autos, near UHC.
They said my car needed:
- New wipers ($10-ish)
- A new headlight bulb ($15-ish)
- New brakes (approx $120)
They also said, "Your tyre is borderline, but passes ok. And where's the rust supposed to be? I didn't find any."
Suck on that, VTNZ!
Funny how the different places pick up different stuff. I guess the headlight bulb blew in the week between WoFs, but the other stuff? What the hey - as long as I only have to spend about $150 rather than about $600 to get it roadworthy. Then I can sell the bastard :) It was totally worth the second opinion (and extra $40) to save $450. Especially as I am now a HOMEOWNER and don't have a lot of spare moolah.
Psst! Anyone wanna buy a Barina? One careful lady owner (and probably a few not-so-careful owners before that). :)