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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: United Arab Emirates
Also check if the radiator and thermostat are good , has any work been done on the rear suspension ie polybushed, has the catalytic converter been replaced, has the oil cooler been replaced etc etc.
My GTV is 1999, so just thinking of the bits that i have had problems/fixed with mine. My car has 109K and it still drives perfect, oops touch wood!
And check out the buyers guide in the GTV lounge (if you havent already done)