Re: AA Inspection Results
is the car from a dealer or private? if its from a dealer get them to do all the repairs BEFORE you make payment for the car, simply refuse to take it until they do.
if its private then you probably dont have that option.
the exhaust is something that can be replaced fairly reasonably, for example my friends garage can do full stainless steel systems FITTED for £250... standard steel would be greatly less, try popping in to a local indie for an estimate.
tailgate could be anything, does it open with the key? if it does then its likely the electrics are NG, the key i think over rides the electrical stuff. possibly the motor failed or it could just be seized up.
i think the clutch plate has a small degree of adjustment on it so may be possible to adjust so theres no movement. otherwise im not so sure, if its linkage and notthe cluth itself you may be looking at a new connector, cable or similar...
if it were me (and the deposit wernt too high) id be cutting my losses and looking elsewhere... theres a lot of used 147s on the market at very good prices.