Firstly, the ZR head gasket, which had been replaced, hadn't been replaced very well, and had to be done again. While the head was off we found that the valves needed recutting so that was yet more expense. It's all sorted now, but what we hoped would be a cheap runabout is turning out to be something a bit different.
On Friday I was out with the ZR and it was parked up for a while. When I returned the remote wouldn't unlock the car. No worries, I'll use the key. The key didn't fit. I messed about with the remote but still no joy. A call to the RAC brought out a patrol man who used all his twocking skills but still no luck. He managed to get the drivers door unlocked but it still wouldn't open. He eventually got into the car though the passenger door but despite his best efforts he couldn't overcome the immobilser and start the car.
Finally he reluctantly had to admit defeat and call for a recovery truck.
My wallet is very sick though. The price was eyewatering.