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Megane 2 1.4 buyers guide

Hi, new to this forum and just looking for some advice. I'm going to look at a couple of Meganes with a friend who is interested in buying one. We will be looking at the 1.4 version about 2004. I know my way around cars pretty well, so know the usual stuff to look for. Was just wondering what the common problems with this model are, and if there is anything in particular I should look for?
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Re: Megane 2 1.4 buyers guide

Make sure the paperwork supports the fact that the cam belt & tensioners has been changed

Oopps + auxiliary belt, & the water pump too.

Listen to the car from cold, you don't want to hear a rattling sound that quickly goes away. £££££££ssss
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Re: Megane 2 1.4 buyers guide

Make sure you get a test drive to check performance and gears ect.
Check if it has any warning lights flashing, shows signs of damp on carpets when you press hard, knocking on suspension ect.
Test EVERY electrical item on the car.
Electrical problems are the main problem on these.
Make sure it has spare wheel, jack and towing eye.
Radio code.
Check underneath for oil leaks.

If any of these phrases are heard-

It's been stood a while.
Just needs a good run.
Battery might be a bit flat.
It's because the petrol is low.
The log book hasn't come back yet.
I'm selling it for a mate.
Dont know how things work even though I've owned it 3 years.
Mot is due next week but it will easily pass.

Buy with your head and not your heart as they say.
Unless it's very cheap of course.
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