Last year I bought a car, a Fiat Marea station wagon. For not too much money. It had been in a crash, but was still in good shape and it was approved at the obligatory car inspection (regulated by law in NL), so I had proof it was a safe car. All is good, been driving it for a year. This week, I bring it in for the yearly inspection at Fiat, and it doesn't pass. Fiat concluded the chassis beams in the motor compartment are bent, because of said crash. Repairs will be around 700 euros, which is $850. My own conclusion: the car should have never, ever been approved a year ago. I've been seriously ripped off, and I'm considering legal action against the firm who wrongfully passed the car. So I'm a bit mad, right now.