Ive been looking round for a mk1 172 for a while now. There seems to be less and less good ones about now. Most of them seem to have between 30-60k on the clock. Is this average?
I was looking at one in a garage yesterday. The bloke wants £8750 for it and its done 40k. The bodywork didnt seem to bad, no obvious dents or scrapes and the engine seems fine. The thing that worried me a bit was the interior. The seats, carpets, dash was ok but some of the chrome/metal trim like the gear knob and the arm rests was quite worn and the steering wheel was worn a bit too.
Is this anything to worry about, does this mean the car hasnt been looked after properly? Or, is this kind of thing normal?
Can these things be put right or replaced easy or should I walk away and keep looking at more cars?
Any mk1 owners got any advice,