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HIDs..... Not only need projector lamps but AFAIK, all the self adjust and washer gubbins that goes with them.
(Blubs )

Service History, especially cam belt changes
Recommendation from Renault was 5 years or 70K miles and although it seems to have crept up.
Yours should have had two changes at least.... possibly 3.
If in doubt get it done (And water pump at same time)
Or look forward to a complete top end rebuild.

Water or damp in the passenger compartment.... lift carpets and look in cubby holes.
Sunroofs and scuttle drains are prone to leaking which gets water into the electrics behind dash and under floor.

On that mileage, oil pressure... on a cold start how long does it take for oil light to go out?
Any smoke or hesitation in starting, especially on a cold start.
How clean is the oil ..feel it for any grittiness and look for any metallic sparkles

General stuff otherwise, state of brakes, tyres etc and how well does it seem...looked after or simply a good valet? Look in the corners where a valet doesn't get.

The 1.5 is a good engine but at that mileage, I would not pay a lot.
Bringing this reply back to life. Are those things necessary in order to make the HID's work? I mean, over here there aren't any particular laws about HID's. Most people just put them in normal headlight shrouds and stuff, but I'd prefer the projector type headlight simply because as far as I know, projectors and HID's go hand in hand together like peanut butter and jelly.
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Laws regarding HIDs really depend on where "over here" is ???
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Malta.
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Malta.

Fair enough
On a cold, wet day in England, I'm jealous.

For HIDs to work, you just need the bulb and appropriate ballast.
For them to work legally, AFAIK, across Europe, you need the other gubbins.
Whether or how Malta enforces, no idea though web says you have a VRT test, similar to our MOT.
https://www.angloinfo.com/malta/how-...roadworthiness

Washers and auto levelling are part of UK test. Can fail without.
Light pattern is part and certainly will fail if the beam is not focussed or misaligned.
Sticking any bulb, whether HID or LED into a headlamp unit not designed for it risks focus etc going to pot.
Certainly a major cause of dazzling other drivers.
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Fair enough
On a cold, wet day in England, I'm jealous.

For HIDs to work, you just need the bulb and appropriate ballast.
For them to work legally, AFAIK, across Europe, you need the other gubbins.
Whether or how Malta enforces, no idea though web says you have a VRT test, similar to our MOT.
https://www.angloinfo.com/malta/how-...roadworthiness

Washers and auto levelling are part of UK test. Can fail without.
Light pattern is part and certainly will fail if the beam is not focussed or misaligned.
Sticking any bulb, whether HID or LED into a headlamp unit not designed for it risks focus etc going to pot.
Certainly a major cause of dazzling other drivers.
VRT is no issue. A crisp 20 Euro note in the logbook and even a car on its last legs will remain going for another year. I'm not fussed about that, as anything goes with VRT here.

So, in short, with how things are here in Malta and such, if I manage to get my hands on a set of 172/182/V6 headlights, I can stick the appropriate bulb type+ballast in it, and all is well correct?
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