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Hi all, thinking of buying a 147 2.0 TS Lusso 2002 black, private sale. Anything I should look for? Went and looked at it yestarday, looked and drove fine apart from some rust at end of bonnet at the front bumper, been touched up though but not sure if this a sign of things to come. Any thoughts would be welcome.
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Welcome to AO Any rust is probably indicative of some 'incident' , cause Alfas don't spontaneously corrode like they used to .
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No way should a 2002 147 have any signs of rust. The bonnet has obviously been damaged, possibly through a minor parking incident, but can you rule out a more major smash? I'd get it HPI'd if I were you. Ask them how often they carry out basic servicing such as checking the oil (TS engines have a small sump and can use a lot of oil, so if they're not checked regularly they can run dry). Does the engine sound rattly? Have a look and see what the current oil level is.
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