Have finally found and bought a car. Unfortunately, it wasn't the turbo I was so hoping for. Got bored and slightly frustrated with going round on trains/buses/foot to see Coupe Turbos that were described as "excellent condition", "immaculate" and my favorite "as new" and then finding the owner was a lying c0ck and the car was battered and driven like it was on one long track day! Now the rant's over with...
I have bought a 2004 3dr 2.2 SRi and the bodywork really was mint. Everything else seemed to check out too.
After having a scoot round the forum, I notice that some had issues with the timing chain, although I am hoping that as one of the latest ones, I'm fine?! If this is not the case, I'll of course get the fix done!
Not really after any advice or that, just thought I'd share my good news and hope that it gives me many years of happy motoring! And if anyone sees a 3dr SRi going round Surrey/Middx/W/SW London, do wave