AO Silver Member
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dublin, Ireland.
Re: Opinions on this 145 in Autotrader.
I have the 1.8 version of this... same colour...
Paint doesn't chip much.
Look at the Exhaust, £300 to replace.
Check rear shocks, (with the hand-brake off) press down and see if the back settles in less than 2 up-down movements.
Test thermostat, clutch.
With COLD engine, start it up, and listen for variator rattle.
Test all electric mirrors, windows, central locking.
Look for broken fog lamp lenses.
Check for correct operation of hot/cold air feed into cabin.
If a/c is installed, run and see if smells or doesn't cool... etc.
Look for tyre wear on inside/outside of tyres. Ask about older tyres if new ones added.
Perform emergency stops to test ABS, also see if pulls to one side.
Look at brake pads for wear.
That's all I can think of at the moment...
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