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    Cool possible new owner 2.2 DTI Elite

    Hi all pleasure to be here! first post and just wanted you views and advice, looks like a good forum and the cars here looking good too

    right iv seen a 52plate 2.2 dti elite, its a top spec car with phone leathers blah blah no satnav doh! but doesnt matter - right its a 1 owner ex company car, its a real nice car, interior is excellent and gorgeus in my opinion. the header tank in the engine bay looks brand new! anyway its up on the miles, its done 114k which is high i know but it seems well maintaind and its FSH like i say it cud be mistaken for a 50k car

    just wanted your views opinions and help with what i should look out for, i saw it today and have arranged another viewing and drive for sunday, what shall i look out for? i will be using it for a 50mile commute daily i also want to mod it too, these can look even better when modded i rekon!

    thanks guys

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    look for engine leaks, oil etc.. inspect the history to make sure it is complete..

    apart from that, just check for excess smoke when it's revved to the limiter, look at the coolant, is it bright orange??.. all little tell-tales of missed service items..

    apart from that just check everything works as it should..

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    thanks mate, its bright orange in the coolant

    what about start up smoke? i know diesels do it, but how much is too much?

    il make sure i get it up to temp and when i bring it back boot the throttle n check for different colour smoke too

    cant wait to be honest

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    what sort of money are they talking ??

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    its going to be a good price, as its a mates company. Iv missed out on some very good Derv's at the auctions including vectra's

    so do diesels throw a bit of smoke out from cold?

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    they shouldn't smoke on startup.. a little initail puff is okay, but nothing that is eccessive..look at the colour of it, black is okay, as is a little white, but blue isn't a good sign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kam B View Post
    its going to be a good price, as its a mates company. Iv missed out on some very good Derv's at the auctions including vectra's

    so do diesels throw a bit of smoke out from cold?
    I paid just under £5k for mine when I bought it a year ago with 89k miles on 2004 53 2.2Dti sxi, Due it's first MOT next week. Would guess its worth about £4000 now with 97k miles on,that should give you an idea as what you should pay.

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    111, i would have thought yours is worth more? but then again the one im interested in is the elite, maybe the grade is makes the price differ..

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    nope.. it seems about right... i wouldn't go more than 4750 on the elite...the mileage kills it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    nope.. it seems about right... i wouldn't go more than 4750 on the elite...the mileage kills it..
    Got to agree, There are loads on ebay not even making that. I want the 3.0 next. There is an 53 plate 3.0 Elite one on here http://dealerservices.autotrader.co..../cambridge.htm with 36k for £6900 I pressume it's the diesel unless theyv'e cocked up the add.

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