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Re: Just picked up a Megane CC & Already got problems!!
I wasn't putting the boot in, but in all honesty any secondhand car should be viewed with a healthy dose of suspicion.
You are as much assessing the seller (and their motives to sell), as much as every part of the car - that's why a witness is advised, and a test-drive a must (testing all of the features).
It's all to allow you the information to make a balanced judgement; if you walk away, pay what the seller wants, or negotiate money off for the defects you spot/he agrees to fix them.
The 'problems' you have listed, would've all been spotted, if that had occured.
I presume you lowered the roof before buying?
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater