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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: United Kingdom
high mileage 147 - time to trade in?
getting jittery about my 2003 147 1.6ts, now reached 130,000 miles, and just starting to have a few too many bills (clutch, wheel bearing, anti-roll bar, £1500 spent in the last 4 months on a car worth maybe £800). Its thoroughly maintained by Graham Eddy Motori and I've owned it from almost new, but I'm wondering whether i'm now on a fast downhill slope of ongoing replacement parts and whether its time to trade it in.
Trouble is i'm too sentimental and don't want to give up on her.
Anyone got experience of high mileage 147s, i'm sure the engine is good for a long while yet but what else is going to need replacing, suspension, steering, braking... What can I expect, should i trade in yet or stick with it?