I bought a 10 year old Ford Ka a month ago. It has 32,000 miles on the clock and looks great, no visible rust anywhere. I bought it in a private sale with 12 months MOT.
One month after buying it the power steering started cutting out and the steering has become quite heavy. I took the car to the garage and he had a look underneath and is saying that the o/s and n/s front chassis legs have had previous welding and he feels they are not structurally sound and that the car should not have passed it's MOT. On top of that , he says the power steering pipes are leaking and that the car needs a new steering rack.
The garage are saying that I should contact the MOT garage and have it out with them but I don't really know if that will get me anywhere. I am now in a position where I don't know whether to get the car welding strengthened if possible and get the steering rack and steering pipes replaced and try to get at least a year out of the car.
Does anyone have any advice ?