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Global Mod Team
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Re: looking at buying a 2.0 gtv
One thing to bear in mind when buying a car of this age is that after a couple of weeks you will begin to notice the things which are not quite right.
I bought mine from someone who had taken great care of their car - regular servicing, garaged etc. In the first six months, to get it right, I powerflexed the rear (bushes were clonking a bit), replaced the front wishbones, replaced the belts (it was on 45000), front brakes, drop links, clutch - the release bearing was making strange noises, tyres and exhaust. Also all four wheels were tracked and the usual oil and filter changes undertaken. All told I spent about £2000 more than I had originally expected.
It was worth it. All I am really saying is that the odds are you will end up spending about 1/3 again over the price you pay if you want to get it properly sorted - and that will not mean that you have been ripped off.