Things to check when collecting your car

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Re: Things to check when collecting your car

Post by Octavius » Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:17 pm

K9l3 wrote:I would say main things are check it has 4 wheels that turn. A engine that starts up. Doors thats are connected properly. A exuast on the back some seats and a steering wheel then you know its been looked after.
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Re: Things to check when collecting your car

Post by binocular » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:27 pm

Ditto ... but seriously the best thing that I have ever learned about inspecting cars - including collecting "new ones" is to take somebody with you! It's so easy to get distracted by signing paperwork/being offered coffee etc etc that you can slip up. I've had 2 instances when picking up new cars when there has been dings in the doors and bumpers which had I not had the missus with me (who believe me has eyes like the proverbial s..t house rat) I would have signed off on. TAKE SOMEBODY WITH YOU!!


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Re: Things to check when collecting your car

Post by K9l3 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:55 am

Octavius wrote:
K9l3 wrote:I would say main things are check it has 4 wheels that turn. A engine that starts up. Doors thats are connected properly. A exuast on the back some seats and a steering wheel then you know its been looked after.
Is that a joke :?:
Of course :)
Although what i have stated would still be good to check.

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Re: Things to check when collecting your car

Post by koiseptember » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:27 am

that is what i thought...sensors in the handle? so how it can be done with a software upgrade is beyond me.

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Re: Things to check when collecting your car

Post by WiseNatcho » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:19 am

I've taken a bit of a risk and am expecting delivery of a '57 123d Coupe today... the catch is that it's done 170,000 miles :D
Obviously i'm not expecting it to be perfect, but what are the main thing I should be checking for on delivery?

Aside from "chuffing" and "wooshing" noises, are there any other warning indicators that the timing belt is on its way out?

Thanks in advance!

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