Originally Posted by Alexandergavill
Thank you very much for that.
I am going tomorrow to see it. Anything I should look after more specifically with Mitos when checking it. I dont have an obd2 reader so i won't be able to check that..
I wouldn't worry too much about not having an OBD2 reader. If it drives ok and there are no warning lights on, chances are it'll be fine in that regard.
I'd check for stone chips around the front of the rear wheel arches, as they protrude quite a lot and can get in a bit of a mess with age/mileage. Check the leading edge of the bonnet for the same. Make sure there's no water sloshing around in the bottoms of the doors or bootlid and no evidence of rust on the bottoms of the doors, bootlid or door sills as although MiTo's don't generally have rust problems, a few early ones let water get into these areas, which will have had an effect by now. Pretty rare problem though.
The other biggie is the power steering - give it a few twirls with the engine running and make sure it doesn't cut out or throw up a 'Steering Corrector Unavailable' or similar warning. Sometimes that's just the battery wearing out, sometimes it means the steering motor is dying.
They're not the quietest of cars over bumps and rough roads, but listen out for unusual clunks from the suspension, as parts can wear out quite quickly. Generally cheap to replace though.
Make sure all the electrical items work - the front window glass should drop a couple of centimetres when you open the doors and go back up when you close them, so make sure that happens. Check the fan works on all four speed settings, as the resistor pack can fail, meaning it only works on setting number 4, or not at all. Check the Alfa badge on the boot presses in and pops the boot up.
Other than that just a general look over. Find out if they replaced the water pump when they did the cambelt. No massive biggie if they didn't as i don't think they're particularly weak on the 1.4 TB 120 engine, though many people tend to do waterpump when changing the cambelt as some Fiat/Alfa waterpumps have been iffy in the past. It would've come with two remote keys when new so ideally it'll still have two.
That's all i can think of at the moment. Don't be too alarmed by the list - I'm mentioning everything I can think of, but my MiTo had a rattly brake calliper when i bought it then nothing else for 3 years, not even a light bulb failed. Just better to check everything! Good luck