Built 11/98, has done 110,000 miles and still going strong. Sailed thru the MOT a week ago no probs.
Can't think why you boyz have trouble with things like reliability and Dealer service!! Wonderful carz that never go wrong!!
Now what makes me think I'm going to live to regret that glowing endorsement . . .
Mines is also 04/98, can you tell exactly when made, if so how, anything in the chassis number etc
A good tip that I have seen in the press and magazines is to take out the ashtray or other removable part and look at the quality control mark on the underside. It will show the month of manufacture. Because of the just in time parts stocking used by car manufacturers it will be pretty accurate. It works! and is a quick way of checking when looking over a used car.
According to my headrest and ashtray, my car was built in sept 2003 (this is the correct date)- so it sat in a car park for 6 months before I bought it new!