Re: 2.4 JTD Veloce - what to look for?
Had a look and a test drive yesterday evening. No blue smoke, pulls all the way to 5000 with no flat spots, electrics ok with the exception of the rear windows. No clonking from the suspension but it was rather bouncier than I had expected. Not much paperwork with it - last recorded service at 90k, now done 134k and no invoices to support service history nor MOT check sheets. Cambelt change recorded in service book at 75k so it needs another one about now I would say. Previously a company car - spoke to them, they were very helpful and assured me it is an absolutely genuine car, sold by them to the trader earlier this month..... Looking over the bodywork, its very clean with a few obvious signs of use / wear, as you'd expect from such a high miler but there was something I couldn't quite put my finger on that made me suspect a respray around the rear bumper and wheel arches. Spose an HPI check would reveal anything serious.
I am absolutely torn - is this too big a gamble?