Took a bit of a punt...
Put in a fairly low bid on a GTV V6 I saw on ebay, and managed to 'win it'.
Obviously it will still be subject to an inspection when I go to pick it up, but given the price I paid I reckon there are quite a few things I could afford to put right.
It is a 2000 car in dark blue (Vela?) Lusso on 81k miles.
Cambelt done at 52k (3.5 years ago) so that will be due within 12 months.
Seller assures me that there are no knocks etc from the suspension or engine.
Everything works correctly (including the air con).
11 months mot (advisories of minor exhaust leak and corroded brake discs).
Seller doesn't know if the clutch has been changed.
When I go to collect it I am obviously going to check for the usual problems with engine (smoke, noises etc), and check for suspension knocks and bangs etc. My only worry is having to replace the £220 each trailing arms, what is the best way to test these thoroughly? Obviously as the seller has informed me that there are no noises coming from the suspension and the car drives properly with no issues I could walk away if these are knackered.
Anything else stupidly expensive that needs to be triple checked?