Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: North Staffs/South Cheshire
Car: Rover 75
A little quiz!
A fortnight ago, 5 members of our local church left for Romania in two cars, a 2001 R45 1.4, and a 2005 BMW 1 series, carrying aid, childrens's clothing and food & sustinance to help alleviate the dreadful conditions in an orphanage that they support. Indeed, the R45 was towing a twin-axle box trailer as well, and on it's 3rd visit to the country.
They returned at 1600 hrs today - all in one car. The other has suffered what the manufacturer now admits is a 'significant mechanical failure' and is stranded some 185 km north-west of Craiova requiring a new engine. And because of what they quaintly term 'lack of product familiarity' in that region, it will have to be moved some 500 km to a dealer to fit the unit. And to compound the woes, there is a row going on because the manufacturer-negotiated travel insurance apparently does not cover transportation costs in that region. So it seems the poor owners will have to foot a hefty transport bill.
Can you tell which one? CLUE-The one that returned was still towing the trailer.