Several dash bulbs are blown, a nightmare to remove the dash and sort them!
Bad knocking coming from the gearbox side of the car, bought the car cheap as this was a known fault. Have not investigated it yet. Knocks go with the car's speed.
One wheel embelisher missing.
Power steering fluid leak, coming from a split hose.
Problems for the previous owner:
Several sets of front wheel bearings.
New front suspension.
New discs and pads all round.
New original wheels (old ones were stolen).
Bought this car very cheap as it was advertised with a knock from the drivetrain. When I bought it about a month ago, the knock was barely noticeable but has since got quite loud. The previous owner had much work done on the car including new driveshafts, gearbox, and alternator.
The car is almost immaculate, unusual for one of these (having owned 5 19 16Vs before!). It seems to have been very well looked after, although it was desperate for an oil and cambelt change when I got it, so they were the first things carried out on it.
She goes well, and the mileage doesn't seem to have affected both its condition or engine too badly.
Seats are the best I've ever sat in, hug you round those quick corners!
Lovely cars, if you can cope with the annoying and niggly things that go wrong with them and the limited space there is under the bonnet.
All my previous 19 16vs have been phase 1s, this is the first phase 2 I have had, and I have to say I still prefer the phase 1 shape, but this is still a good looking car.
A little concerned the head gasket is still the original, but I've done it before and I'll do it again if need be!!