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    found 2.2 sri, good deal??

    went for a drive with the missus to see if i could find a coupe, n stumbled across this, http://atsearch.autotrader.co.uk/www...00734293626393

    thought it was bloody great but then was abit concerned on the miles for that year of car. the only things tat i saw wrong wit it was the drivers side fog light was smashed, n the griffin on the boot was gone n a hole left there. couldnt find out bout the service on it as they only just got the car in.

    should i hold out for one thats got a few less miles or try n snap it up??
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    I wouldnt not look again at that one 70k isnt alot of miles. the cars 5 years old so its done 12k per year i think 10k a yr is average,
    #Check the history if its been serviced and had cambelt and water pump done around 40k then it should be ok.Next cambelt and waterpump is at 80k so bare that in mind

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    The 2.2 is a camchain which should last the life of the engine. There were problems however, with the earlier models where the nozzle supplying oil to the chain would get clogged up. Make sure it has had the larger nozzle fitted which doesn't suffer the problem and it will be fine!

    (edit: looking at the year of the car, you may find that it wasn't in need of the modified nozzle anyway as the problem was resolved around the time of that cars birth.)

    Point out that the fog light is damaged, find out the cost of a new one and have it reflected in the price of the car. I wouldn't worry about the griffin either as you can pick them up cheap from ebay or lmfvauxhall.co.uk which will plug the hole on the boot lid.

    Just check its had its regular services

    The 2.2 is a cracking engine. Had my coupe for 18months and love it.

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    looks a tidy motor

    what were/are the rims like .. noone likes scars of previous curb battles.

    the only things taht id wanna look at in detail would be chain & water pump.. if they've been done/had the appropriate attention then go for it

    mileage meh not very high really altho depends on the previous driver (as always)

    70k could have been miles of smiles given the right driver
    but then again 70k could have been of "rude boy" antics

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