Wanted some advice from a neutral background, all my family and friends have agreed with me but of course they are biased because they love me!
The engine on my car blew (astra 2002) and my step dad works in vauxhall and offered 2 fix it with a new engine for £1000 but i didn't have that money, he did some work on it but still no luck.
When i told my biological dad he offered 2 get it fixed at a garage that he regularly uses (he buys cars, fixes them, sells them on) for £400 which was still a lot of money but a lot cheaper than what my step dad could do it for which i appreciate as it was vauxhall direct. Well 3 months later after constantly asking where the car was i was getting worried! Well a couple of wks bk he said the car was ready ... Horray ... 4 months later at a cost of £1000!!!! At no point did he tell me that there had been any problems and that it may cost more or bother to consult me before he carried out the work.
Me and my dad have not had the best of relationships (i was bought up by my grandparents) and i have always tried 2 bury the past and what he put me through as a child as i wanted my dad in my life. Anyway its a long story but i guess i should of known better than to trust him.
I was not happy to say the least and told my dad i did not have the money, i am a 24 year old working mum with 3 kids to provide for. I cant magic £1000 out of my ass and if i had that money i would of got my step dad to do it in a vauxhall dealership!? He basically told me tough and its my problem!? Ever since i have had abusive and threatening msgs off him and his wife and i really dont know what to do. My car is only worth about £1500 in todays market thats if i am lucky.
Any advice appreciated.
Thanks guys xxx