My dads got a rather annoying N reg escort 1.6LX zetec. Its got 70k on the clock and the engine/gearbox/clutch runs like new. However just about everything else has gone wrong with the car this what my dads had to get replaced within the 12 monhts of ownership.\r\n\r\nNew rare bearings, new drums, discs, pads (this was because the prevous owner got this done at kwikfit and they made a mess of it) \r\nNew silencer, new mid section\r\nThe central locking on the drivers door no longer works, the the cable which connects to the rest of it has rusted away.\r\nThe bike type cable that opens the drivers door has snaped (this is an MOT failture which will need to be fixed)\r\nRust is appearing on the right hand sill and wheel arch\r\nThe throttle cable came loose although this was only a minor job (I could have fixed this myself)\r\nWe are getting it serviced and also getting a new cam belt just in case its never been replaced.\r\n\r\nSo current;ly we have a slightly rusty car with no central locking or drivers door that opens. The engine seems great (touch wood) and the car is very reliable its just all the auxilery things keep going wrong. We only paid £1600 for the car 12 months ago so I suppose its only normal.\r\n\r\nSo in case you are wondering what the point is in all this drivel, well basicaly on average how much should you expect to spend on your car on repairs including MOT in 12 months and say 10k miles?