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Join Date: Aug 2004
Steel wheels were the default for base-model 147s, but they are fairly uncommon. Plenty of Alloys around secondhand if you want to upgrade.....
As for checks - you want to know particularly the cambelt change history, and if it hasn't been recent, get a reduction of the price to allow for a change. MOT should pick up any of the usual suspension issues, although antiroll bar links can be noisy without apparently having enough movement to produce an issue....mine did!
MPG is a very individual figure - can be anywhere between mid-20s to low 40s....and a 1.6 is not necessarily any better than a 2.0, as the smaller unit can get worked harder.....
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