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Join Date: May 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Re: GTV V6: Advice Required Please!
I'd definitely go and have a look. If he's got all the receipts for the work done, and the master key, then it sounds like a good deal.
It's definitely a Phase 1, you can tell from the skirts, grill, and centre console.
When you do see it be thorough, check all the electrics and stuff yourself, flick every switch and press every button making sure it does what it's meant to do.
Check for suspension noise when driving it, go over some bumps on the test drive and listen for big squeaks. This could be the bushes. Get your head under and have a feel too. Noise doesn't mean it's fatal, but it could mean they're on their way out. Also, feel the tyres for jaggedy, uneven wear.
I would always recommend going with another person, even if they're not mechanically minded, as your heart will take over and you'll want to buy it regardless. If it's a dog, then the other person will be there to keep you straight.
Also, don't go straight in there at 2750. Ask the guy his bottom line, then ask him if he can take 2500 or something, and work your way up.