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Advice On Purple Vx220 For Sale. Reg Fl52Kcn

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#1 GrahamBorrajo



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 04:13 PM

Good afternoon all,


I hope I've posted this topic in the correct area, I'm new to the forum. 


My brother and I extremely excited to be looking at buying a VX220 and one has caught our eye.


Here's the link https://www.autotrad...201709089109081


However in the side-on photos the rear of the car looks very low, especially in comparison to the front of the car. Is this a point of concern?  I read in a previous selling advertisement (the car was last sold in April 2017) for the car that it had it's front and rear suspension replaced.


Also, just per chance, does anyone happen to know anything more about this car? I wonder whether it's been on the forum before. 


All opinions will be gratefully received,


Many thanks,





#2 vocky


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 04:33 PM



not much help :blush:

#3 Nev


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 05:31 PM

You are right, that is incredibly low at the rear, would feel very odd when the back bounced (if it isn't already running on it's bump stops). It's a problem that is likely easily remedied though.


A lot of people mod the suspension ride height without the slightest thought to the handling, so no surprise to many of us here I am sure.

Edited by Nev, 13 March 2018 - 05:32 PM.

#4 scw02102


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 05:38 PM

Dont know the car but could just be as simple as coilovers wound down at the back (too much) and not at the front. Certainly not ideal but worth a look anyway, but I will say this isnt the way the car should be set up so would need to be tweaked back

#5 GrahamBorrajo



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:06 PM

Thanks for the info, folks. Glad to hear it shouldn't be a deal breaker. 

#6 pete-r


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:40 PM

Could be ride height but that's not normally a DIY adjustment. It could also be set over stiff if the last owner has set it rock hard the springs can't return the car to settle and it'll look slammed.

Either way not an issue :)

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 07:09 PM

Probably got Gaz Gold the rears are a bit short. 


Owner is on the facebook page I think. 

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 07:17 PM

This one again.. someone went to view it and gave their finding on FB

Worth checking on FB

#9 GrahamBorrajo



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 08:28 PM

Thanks for the help all. Just waiting to be accepted into the Facebook group to read about the findings.

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:30 PM

according to DVLC, untaxed but MoTd until 16/01/19



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