Buying a 2000 156 Selespeed, Please Help.
Hello Everyone, Im sorry if this post is innapropriate but i need help from the community really quickly.
I have been looking for a used car to buy in my country for 1 month now, last week, i saw a 2000 156 Selespeed ( 4 cylinder ) car at a used car dealership. I was shocked by its low price and was guaranteed that it was mechanically fine. Its exterior and interior were very clean and i just loved the car.
Havent driven it yet but asked the bank and the dealership to draw out the papers, im signing tom. morning. Over the weekend i started looking at the reviews on the net, and now im really scared of buying it.
My father really likes the car, but i can't convince him that it might be a really bad investment.
Is there any way i can check for if it possibly has the "gear box" and "actuator" malfunctions, i have no real clue about the cars, and the mechanics in my country aren't really high tech or trustworthy people.
( I can test drive it and take it to the service center at the dealership,but i also read that the clutch and gear box problems arent detected by their tests, and it'll cost alot probably)
Please Help and guide me in any way possible. Thank You alot.
Last edited by phatjeffrey; 13-04-08 at 17:32.