Look at the MOT history, to check for any advisories that might not have been sorted.
Thanks all. I'll be sure to follow that advice. My name is Jason, by the way, apologies for not making that clear quite rude of me! I'm in Gloucester, and once again thank you all for taking the time to replyThanks Pete, blame it all on me! BlueJMC - Don't know your first name - Just remember to exit out of all the menus, back to the basic main menu, on any scanner, no matter the make or the car, always the safest method. Disconnecting mid-conversation in the depths of module interrogation can, and does, end in tears.
Thanks Dirk for the reply, some of that is a little beyond my ability I think. Its from a dealer so will have warranty or any issues, so i guess I could also do a more thorough check once I have the car if the things I can look at are all OKHello Jason,
I use the iCarsof CRpro. Never had issues with that. Today I would check the fault codes via SDD. But depends on the equipment you own. If I would have checked mine with SDD before, I might have detected a gateway module fault. Since it was an old (historic) fault, iCarsoft didn't show it.
As the other recommened, check the functionality of all switches. Check the door handels and their reaction to unlock twice (unlock all doors via fob). If you have a sun roof, check it for rattling noise. Check brake discs and pads. Ceck the DPF soot level.
During a test drive with warm motor and full throttle, check for any faults on the dash and noisy turbos.
Check the tires for signs of abnormal wearout on inner or outer zone (signs for incorrect wheel alignment or damaged transverse link). Take the MAP sensor out and check it's soot level.
So far my recommendations
Much fun with that car!
Thank you. I've asked the seller to confirm/clarify. I don't think any of this is a deal breaker to be honest if the car is otherwise as it should beThe build sheets often have errors, so only a physical check will really confirm the fitted equipment. Being an S, I'd doubt it has halogen, more likely will be HID for dipped and halogen for mains. If so, swap the halogen bulbs for LED, it'll make a massive difference. However, the build sheet does state Halogen and manual headlamp levelling. The car isn't capable, classic nor facelift, of Bluetooth music streaming. Assuming it has an iPod 30 pin interface in the centre console, a Bovie (or similar) adapter can be plugged in to give this functionality. This way, you'll have a simultaneous Bluetooth connection to the car for phone calls and another to the Bovie, to use just select the iPod input and you'll even have (basic) control via the steering wheel buttons and a track display on the infotainment screen.
looks a lot better!