Morning all - new to this site
Having recently discovered that I can get insured on a Clio 16v for only a few quid more than my current steed (Rover 214 SEi), Ive got a serious case of that horrendously expensive condition known as "The Wants..."
Ive a budget of *around* £3000-£4000 (£3K now, but ifI wait that bit longer itll be £4k), and from what Ive read I should be able to get myself a late 16v in A1 condition, with FSH etc, etc. So things are looking good.
Ive read the (most helpful) buyers guide on t other part of the site, and Ive a very rough idea of what to look for. One thing - is there anything major I should be on the lookout for? For example - when buying the Rover, the first thing I looked at was the headgasket (K-Series "characteristic" is blowing headgaskets) and a noisy top-end. Is the 16v lump prone to any serious problems? Ive heard its a tough ol unit, providing its been well-serviced. Is this correct? My (limited) experience of Renault engines suggests so - I had a 1.4 Renault 19 with 100,000 miles on the clock, and it took everything I could throw at it and never missed a bit. I was rather impressed...
Oh well enough blabbering from me. Thanks for your time