Well av bit of a shock, the cost of the repairs came to $1300 which is about 550 pounds I think. I am choosing to think of it in sterling because well it make it a bit easier to deal with. Anyway the car should be fine for quite a while …hopefully … so far I have had new bushes, voltage regulator, starter contacts, brake master cyclinder, rear brake cylinders, a new alternator + all the fluids changed … yikes. Still enjoying it here, last night which watched a beautiful sunset, had a thanksgiving dinner (apprently something to do with America and Canada sharing food with Indians) and then watched a brillent film called Napolian Dynamite. In the next couple of days we are going to head to the Hutt River Province http://www.hutt-river-province.com/ and meet the Prince and Princess which should be interesting.