I have a 1.5 DCI Clio model year 04 that I brought last June from an indepdant local garage. On the day that I collected the car I was told that it needed a new cam belt (because it was over 5 year old) at a cost of £180, 1500 miles later I discovered that the front tyres were worn out.
The car then start making a squaling noise from cold, I had the auxialry belt replace at another indepdent garage, but they did not install the full kit just the belt. A day later it was making the noise again so I took it to a Renault dealer. This time they replaced the belt again and the full kit including tensioner's as well as replacing a gator on the drive shaft at a cost of £212.
Then at the begin of march the car started squealing again after about a week this developed into a mechanical knocking noise so it went back to the dealer again. This time they replaced the alternator at a cost of £300, and replaced the auxiliary belt again.
Just a week later the car has developed a problem whereby the ABS keep's activating the ABS warning light has come on and it make a whining noise in second gear.
The garage has suggested that for £244 they can replace the drive shaft as the ABS stator ring is damaged. My concern is that this won't rectify the fault with the car making a noise in second gear and I am considering getting rid of the car.
I would be grateful of any advice