I checked the car at AA check (HPI etc) and it's valued £3k...on auto trader a 2005 facelift with 51k miles they are always more expensive than 2.5k..am I missing something? Can't find any cheaper, not even privately, and not with a warranty.
I asked garage and to repair coils/disks/exhaust is about £250/300 tops, so it would make it still less than the AA value of £3k.
Obviously the rusty bottom is what I don't know, can be as simple as £80 or more. I was there once, looked at it, noticed only rust on wheels and bottom fog lights, but all looked ok, engine sounded ok, no warning lights etc.
The car comes with full service history, cam belt will need to be due probably (the 60k service, that it will be anyway a more expensive overall service). I'm convinced to see it tomorrow, eventually take it, and have it checked asap for this rust bottom? I have screenshot of autotrader saying excellent condition bodywork, if any major problem arises I think I'm anyway protected being an authorised dealer, in particular if checking all within few days?