This means it was a faulty gearbox in the first place I suppose. Well It obviously got made in Korea with the spanner already in the works! Unbelievable that there was no hint of a problem until it just failed.
The Garage have just phoned to say that Chevrolet technical support has said the car is out of warranty and they are not obliged to help us in any way.
Dissapointing. We have been given the contact numbers for Chevrolet, and assume we must try to negotiate something ourselves. On phoning Chevrolet they have said they will not help. They are pulling out of the UK apparantly, and have put up the price of all their spares.
I wonder how long our car will be off the road. At least we didn't have a crash, or get stranded on a motorway in France, where there are no Chevrolet garages to take the car to.
Since I posted last I have found another garage that has quoted around £2000 to take the gearbox out and send it back to the Uk for a rebuild and put it back in labour inclusive.
The Garage here have said that they could probably fit another manufacturers gearbox, at much less cost, and it work just as well.
On the above options, I would vote to sell the Chevrolet and get another car that will be supported with spares and a five to seven year warranty.
If the situation in the UK is there is no support for Chevrolet owners, what is little point in keeping the car. We can't buy another one here anyway as they are no longer being sold in Jersey.
Snaff. This is definately something we could do without right now.
I am still thinking of the comparisons in previous posts!
As a country the UK have been manouvered into an untenable situation with the EU. We need our own sovereignty, to make our own decisions. Even if our current parliament looks like a complete shambles in a post Brexit meltdown.
This example of the situation that has developed with our car just seems to be that metaphor.
It underlines how the EU beaurocratic process will not negotiate with member states, and offers nothing in terms of support to countries that are struggling with high unemployment, ever increasing debt, and an exclusive trade sector that damns you if you are in, and damns you if you want to get out.
I wondered If other countries in the EU might suddenly realise that they may well be better off ditching the whole EU machine, and forming a new alliance of trading partners that doesn't involve a central government that is so intractable.
I am hoping our local garage can start thinking of some good deals on a new British made car to get us out of this one!