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post #4 of (permalink) Old 17th September 2008
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I think that the 172 is a pretty reliable car,but as Tigz says,they will have usually been driven very hard and there are plenty of bent ones that have been repaired out there.An HPI check (or similar) is a must,and for once I'd be tempted to buy one from a respectable dealer and get a decent warranty with it.Avoid cars that appear to be bargains (especially on eBay ),they will be cheap for a reason.Make sure the cambelts been changed on anything over 5 years old as it can be an expensive item to change properly,and check for any noises when the car is started from cold.Beware of any cars that have been warmed up before you arrive to view them,they maybe hiding something.

I must admit,the one I had a go in was hilarious fun,although I wouldn't want to live with one day in day out.I am getting old though.

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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