help buying 147.
i am thinking of buying a 147 1.6 ts turismo 03. and having checked the car over can anyone give me any advice. when i started the car there was smoke coming off the exhaust manifold on the left side of the cover, this stopped after a few minutes,when driving there is a small noise coming from the rear left wheel area that can be on when at about 40 mph, but if u turn wheel to the left quickly it stops. however at 10 mph it does it when u turn left, but it sometimes not doing it at all.
on return there was no smoke but a patch of oil had appeared on top of the engine part to the left of manifold it looks like a starter motor.
having had the use of a 147 jtd in the past which was great fun, the 1.6 didnt seem to come alive at all the the bottom end of the revs until about 4k. but it had good torque at low speeds. the car has full
none dealer service history but no proof of cambelt change,just word mouth 4k miles ago.other wise car in good cond.
would be greatful for your views on these.