When we got our 147 just over 2 years ago, despite a few cosmetic things the body and underneath were real sound. However the car had been neglected. The one item of neglect had been cam belt and more so, the oil had not been changed(as far as I could tell) since the last cam belt. When I did change the cam belt I had to put in a new (S/H) exhaust cam, there were hardly any lobes. Once all up and running, the car was using a lot of oil. Two years on and with regular oil changes (Fuchs) the oil consumption has stabilised, well better than that, it hardly uses any. I guess the use of decent oil has freed up the oil control rings. Next this summer is to go over the suspension, there are a few rattles. Even so, at even only 1600cc the car is a delight to drive.