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  Mini Cooper S JCW

hey all, i dont know if im posting this in the right section or not, but worth a try neway.

my names marc, and im from the leicester area, and in the coming months im hoping to buy a 16v clio, prob around M reg, and in met. black or williams blue!

neway i think i will prob be joinin this club when i get my clio, and advice on wot to look out for when buying a 16v clio would be very helpful.

cheers all. marc

make sure everything works, and works well. Make sure its not been involved in an accident which will undoubtidly lead to rust. check the gear operatiation, blue smoke, dodgy electrics, wheel bearings, suspension. usual deal really, unless someone else wants to add.

Look at it like this, anything you miss will come back to haunt you with a bill you wont believe.

Good luck, there are some good uns left, you just have to sieve throu the cr@p to get to them.
  Renault Laguna Coupe

Hi Marc, & welcome. Theres a really good buyers guide on this site - you can get to it from the home page. Good hunting!
  BMW 320d Sport

Theres loads of things to look out for, electrics, and rust around the rear arch in particular. But my one bit of advice is to get a Williams if you can possibly afford the extra and can insure it as well.

A much better starting point and a lot more likely to have been looked after.

There is nothing wrong with a bit of rust on the rear arch it adds character!!! Everyone will be wanting it again soon they say fashion goes around in circles!!!
  honda accord 2.4 type s

Gotta admit, ive got a spot of tiny rust on mine. Some dosy t**t reversed into me and put a dent in, took to Lilleys bodyshop, who did the work and hey presto less than 2 years later, the dreaded rust appears. I would take it back, but they went into receivership!!!"align=absmiddle>
  honda accord 2.4 type s

It wasnt a big accident though. It took place in the actual forecourt at the bodyshop when i was dropping my dad off!! I wish id let the old bloke off, but the staff obivously thought well make a quick buck here. The bloke coughed up straight away. They charged him a £130!! All they needed were masks to make the robbery complete!
  Mini Cooper S JCW

hey all, thanx for your advice.

nick - id love a williams m8, but im 19 and noo way can i afford a group 15 car!! (think group 15)

iv heard i should make sure the cam belt or something has been changed as well??

PS this clio will be a massive improvement on my escort!!