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#1 Peter G

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 04:26 PM

Hi all, just joined this forum as I’m looking to purchase a 220 Turbo.
I see prices vary quite a lot and was wondering if mileage, say 80,000 miles would be ok to purchase?
I realise that service history, HPI clear and condition is a must.
Any advice, pointers would be most appreciated, regards Pete.

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 08:26 PM

As ever, it would depend on how it's been treated, driven, serviced, and what's been done to it ( upgrade wise)

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 07:56 AM

Plenty of info and buyers guide stuff on here. Some of the most important things are obviously the proper servicing and maintenance, but also regular use. I would be more wary of a low mileage example now than a higher mileage car one that had been looked after.

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Posted 25 December 2019 - 09:22 AM

Welcome to the club!! As above, condition is key rather than mileage - 80k is fine... I’m sure there aren’t that many out there below 60k anyway...

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 12:30 AM

Talk to Thorney, he’ll sort you out a good runner. .

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 12:38 PM

They tend to be lower mileage than normal cars as they're not dailys for most people. They are getting on a bit now too so the lower mileage cars are getting tucked away and harder to find.

80k isn't worrying for the Zlet engine though. Not at all

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 01:45 PM

I wouldn't care about 80k miles.

General condition, a good service history and a bunch of receipts for work done are the main thing to look for.

Edited by WrightStuff, 18 January 2020 - 01:46 PM.

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 02:48 PM

A simple superficial knock can result in a cat write off even though the structure is sound. Bargains can be had if you get one with a documented repair.

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 03:47 PM

Do your research and take a member with you if you can. There are specifics to look for. Chassis damage being the main one.

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