We've got an old 03 reg Combo we use for going to the dump/taking the dogs out/poodling around. It can only be worth £500 on a good day. It just failed it's M.O.T as both front springs are broken and both the shocks are leaking badly. The cost to fix it including the new top plates is £400.
I was considering just buying a new runaround van to see us through another year and scrapping this one, but I could be buying another load of problems. We had the cam belt done on this van a while back and the shocks are the only thing wrong with it. It runs great, good mpg and there aren't even any advisories but paying 80% of the value to get it back on the road is sticking in my throat a bit.
Doing the work myself is beyond my meagre mechanical ability so that isn't an option.
Would you ditch it or repair it?