I have recently found it more and more difficult to select reverse gear. The grating noise is suggesting that the reverse cog is wearing and I am assuming the worst, in that the gearbox will have to come out, a new reverse cog fitted and then re-assembled. Whilst the gearbox is out, I am assuming that this would be a good time to have a new clutch fitted. The car is a 1999 2.0 LPT with 72,000 miles on the clock. I have been to my local independent specialist who has estimated the cost at a figure in the region of £800 inc VAT. Before I proceed or at the least, get a second estimate, do any of you have experince of this problem? I wondered if you thought the cost was reasonable. In all other respects the car is excellent, so I am reluctant to opt for a change. If this work is done, I plan to keep the car for a while, but I would be very glad to hear of your experiences and thoughts on the price for such work. Many thanks.