Re: Any buying advice on 145 welcome
Some people have very low opinions of 145's
They really aren't that bad, in fact, they are brilliant. For reliabiltly, it is comparable to the 2.0 gtv and 2.0 156. Same basic components too so parts prices will be the same. The only problem is, most have reached the age when the big bills are coming because a number of parts where out at the same time. Usually, at the same time as the 2nd cambelt change, the clutch will be worn, the tyres will be needing another replacement and the radiator will be due for replacement too. it all adds up.
If it is any consolation, mine is 8 years old next month and is on the origional wishbones and exhaust. neither are showing signs of imminent failure.
It is just like the fiat coupe, rather than looking for mileage, look for what work has been done recently, the more the better.
For a rough 2.0 QV, all ages: £500-£1000
for a good, pre facelift : £1000 - £1500
For a mint pre faclift (read: paul cannings): £2000
For a good facelift:£1500 to £2000
For a mint facelift: £2300 to £3000 (3k for the very best)
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