I’ve looked at maybe a dozen bangers with a view to purchase recently. God knows I’m no expert, but I can check the CV boots, so I do.
From UK experience, though its checked on the annual MOT inspection, I’d bet money that at least half of them would have been split, and leaking, on cars of this vintage.
In Taiwan, where AFAIK they are never officially checked? Not one.
Not a huge sample but 4WIW it seems inconsistent with the stereotype.
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