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    need help

    i was wondering im thinking of buying a 1.8 16v zafira 125bhp im goin to look at it 2morrow what things/problems should i look for any info would be useful
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    Not sure if there are any common problems tbh. I'm guessing you've got an Astra, basically the same car but over weight.

    Don't want to teach you to suck eggs, but personally I'd just check the standard things, sign's of accident damage (under the bonnet, panel gaps etc), uneven tyre wear, FSH, HPI check, check the steering on full lock when driving for clicking sounds, oil leaks, water leaks, white sludge under the oil cap, check the clutch for slippage, signs of wear under the pedals. Have a GOOD look around it and underneath, and take it out for a long test drive using slow and fast roads.

    I'm sure others will be able to add to this as well. Good luck tomorrow.

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    i had a 1.8 zaffy design a few years ago on a an 04 plate never had any problems in the time i owned it apart from being a bit gutless as it needed to be pushed to get any performance out it and was fairly heavy on fuel
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    Pretty much what Andy says - The Zaf (like it's little bro Astra) doesn't really have any specific thing to look out for, no more than any other car on the road anyway - they're pretty bombproof. Sensors do sometimes need replacing (AFM, lambda sensors, etc) but it'll let you know if they do, usually by popping the emissions light on.

    I would say do everything Andy says and enjoy yourself! Good hunting
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    cheers lads thaks for the help
    drivin hard! an smellin clutch!

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    I have driven the 113BHP version and I thought it was quite spritely for a big car, though I did have to work the engine a bit and the MPG suffered.

    As already said, just look out for the usual stuff when looking a car over.

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    oil consumption is all I have heard about on these, got my mate a replacement engine through nextrwork Q shortly after he bought his because of it
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    just bought a zaf just a few questions weres the odb port/ wheel brace and when does the water pump an timming belt need doin ? thanks for your help people
    drivin hard! an smellin clutch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neilus View Post
    just bought a zaf just a few questions weres the odb port/ wheel brace and when does the water pump an timming belt need doin ? thanks for your help people
    I sure its 50k for the timing belt etc
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    Sorry odb is under hand brake
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