Re: things to look out for 147
When our 147 went in for service they were saying 36000 miles or 3 years, which ever comes first to change the cambelt. Watch out for groans from the front suspension (upper arms) and rear suspension (horizontal links). They might disappear in the wet & re appear in the dry. Watch out for oil leaks from the nearside end of the gearbox too, could be expensive. There has been a recall for the bonnet catch as well I think but that only involves ensuring that the catch is lubricated and and adjusted properly.