Looks good and the colour is not one I've seen before.
If it was me buying again it would have to be red
Second hand cars all have their problems. One of my worst was a VW Passat, however many owners of them will be of different opinion.
I have done on my 2005 GT JTDm since October 2011:-
- Front wishbones
- Front and rear droplinks
- Rear upper suspension bearings (bushes)
- Rear longitudinal arms
- Discs and pads all round
- New lower turbo hose
- Regular EGR cleans
- Four tyres
I find now I'm doing about 13k/year the EGR is lasting longer between cleans.
It's my daily hack and I expect door dings, stone chips etc. so on this they do not bother me.
I've changed the oil on a few occasions obviously but only every 12k. It is coming upto five years since the belts were done (2010 sometime before I owned it) so next Feb a cambelt service is in order.
I have done all my own work so far, the car has not seen a professional but will for the cambelts.
Currently getting 46mpg according to the trip, About 43/4 realistically I'd guess.
The suspension or steering makes a knocking sound (posted a vid of it before now) that has shut up now the weather has cooled down, I now suspect the anti-roll bar bushes.
I love the shape hate the colour (black) and hate the noise the clatterbox oil smoke stinking engine makes
but it is reasonably quick. I don't want a remap as the 'offiical' 150 is good enough for me.
The ride is a little harsh but the seats in this car are the best I've ever parked my backside in ever. The handling and grip is brilliant even on my cheap Westlake tyres in the wet.
I should have bought a red V6 but that might have cost me a little more to run and I know I would have ended up cosseting it like my other two Stallions and I don't need that yet