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Re: what to look for when buying a '99 Clio
One thing I'd be looking for is the service history, you could do with knowing if the cambelt has been changed within the last 5 years, if not you're looking @ 400 smackers at Renaults prices.
Renault recommend replacing the cambelt @ 5 years or 70k miles, however most people who're in the know won't leave the cambelt for that long, or so many miles, if it breaks it's a cylinder head off job, to replace bent valves at best.
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