Does paint 'fade' on 145's? or is it damaged?
I'm considering buying a 145, like the size, style etc but the one I've recently looked at has, according to the owner, suffered from faded paint. From one side the bonnet & d/s front wing are darker than the rest of the car, but from the p/s the p/s door is darker than the rest also.
There's a lot of paperwork, but the actual AR svs booklet appears 'misplaced' and although the owner appears 'honest' he's only owned the car for a couple of weeks. Apparently it hadn't been driven for long in the last 12 months since the owner was out of the country, but also if it had sat in a salvage yard awaiting a respray it wouldn't have clocked up many miles either.
Am I being too cynical and do the 145's suffer from paint fade?
I ask since this looks like a straight case of mis-matched reds on panel, not localised fading?
Any advice accpeted since otherwise the car seems superficially ok.
Oh, BTW the asking price is under the market price for my area according to Auto Trader as well.
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