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Test driving a 1*2



  182 Ly ff.
I'm looking to buy a 1*2 in next few weeks. What should I look for when I take then out for a test drive? Cambelt been done or 500 off the price and regular services are what I have picked up so far! Thanks for your help in advance!
 
  Toyota MR2 GT Turbo
When you find a straight, gun it in 2nd and see if you hear any unwanted noises, do some sharp turns etc. Basically drive it like a teenager, then you can hear or feel if anything is wrong.
 
  clio 182 black /gold
When you find a straight, gun it in 2nd and see if you hear any unwanted noises, do some sharp turns etc. Basically drive it like a teenager, then you can hear or feel if anything is wrong.
Do you mean drive it like you stole it? LOL.
 

Silent_Scone

ClioSport Club Member
  Evo 5 RS
excessive movement of the engine, significant whines from the box or crunching, any knocks through first and second gear and obvious belt/dephaser history



to name but a few <3
 
  ph2 172
I'd have a listen for any phaser pulley issues. If there is one, regardless of it having the belts done, there coming off to fix it. Generally they idle a little rough when cold so no big issues there, they can knock a bit when on full lock and some have issues with the engine mounts. All in all, ive had a 172 for 15 months and had no problems in any respect with it. The most reliable car ive had.:) (and ive had a few).
 
  182 Ly ff.
I'd have a listen for any phaser pulley issues. If there is one, regardless of it having the belts done, there coming off to fix it. Generally they idle a little rough when cold so no big issues there, they can knock a bit when on full lock and some have issues with the engine mounts. All in all, ive had a 172 for 15 months and had no problems in any respect with it. The most reliable car ive had.:) (and ive had a few).

I notice your from Wigan area, a couple of 172s up round there will prob go and have a look!! Any dodgy traders to watch out 4???
 
  ph2 172
I notice your from Wigan area, a couple of 172s up round there will prob go and have a look!! Any dodgy traders to watch out 4???
Got mine from buckshaw motors just outside coppull. He normally sells quite a few and very fair on part ex and prices, i might of just got lucky but he knocked a shed load off the askin price when i mentioned the cambelt. Just had a look and he's selling one right now.
http://users.autoexposure.co.uk/veh...oexposure.co.uk/AETA59375/AETV68244553_1a.jpg
P.S - I am no way involved with this dealer or what not. Just thought i'd have a nosey for you.
 
  182 Ly ff.
Lol, my mums got a pub in euxton!!! Drive past that car place everytime I go up 2 c her!! Might go down and have a look! Cheers.
 
Dunno that one. Been a few years since I was that way. Just the Talbot and Bay Horse in those days!

Never heard anything bad about the car place.
 


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