Leaving the train station to drive home the other night, my little Barina had lost all engine grunt, was bunny hopping in 2nd gear and I dont think 3rd gear was working at all.
Took it down this morning to an automatic transmission repair place, but after a test drive they said it wasn't the gear box but an engine issue - and a pretty major one at that!
Given I was at Penrith at this stage (the drive down was a joy!) there was no way I would be able to get back up the Mountain, and the mechanic recommended I take it straight to the Holden dealer and their service team.
Turning up at a major dealership without an appointment was also a joy... they said they'd try to look at it today and it may be ready by Wednesday...
I am smiling today through gritted teeth and something tells me whatever is wrong won't be cheap!!