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Old 12-07-2012, 14:56   #2
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hi there. The main common fault that I know of is the doors seal can perish and leak water into the footwells. check that the carpet is not damp and/or that it does not smell damp inside the car. The 02M gearboxes can have worn out bearings even at lower mileage and 2nd gear synchromesh can sometimes be worn out. The gearbox can be expensive to fix if faulty but don't let this put you off. These cars are very good and well built in my opinion. my advice would be give the car a good test drive with the radio off and make sure everything feels nice and tight and it would definitely have to have good service history to prove it's been looked after and a pile off invoices is a bonus. good luck in finding the right one.

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