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Hi,

First - thanks to everyone who helped me out with loads of pricing advice earlier - I'd have been lost without it!

So, Im going to look at an Evo VI tonight: 44k miles, year 2000, £13,000 private sale (London).

If I like it, Im going to get a full AA check done on it before parting with any money, but Im wondering if there are any big Evo no-no's that I should look out for myself tonight?

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Dave
 

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Just make sure it looks straight and has been well maintained. Check the obvious things like tyres being worn etc so you dont have to cough up shortly after you have bought it Re your other thread. You can tell a lot by looking at the history file and sussing the owner out.

Dont bother with the AA check (they dont know what to look for) get it checked over at a local specialist. If you dont know where one is then ask on here and someone can point you in the right direction.

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Yeah, getting it checked over by a local specialist sounds like a Good Thing To Do. Will definately do that.
I live in Basingstoke, but the car is based near Hayes.
Where could I get it checked round that area?

Decided Im going to have around £180 a month to save for car repairs / service..... Lets hope it does the job :eek:
 

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dave_irving said:
So, Im going to look at an Evo VI tonight: 44k miles, year 2000, £13,000 private sale (London).
The "big service" is due at 45k. If this hasn't been done then you'll need to do it so add £800 to the price.
 

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Aidy said:
The "big service" is due at 45k. If this hasn't been done then you'll need to do it so add £800 to the price.
oooooooooooooo good spot :eek:
 

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The 45k service needing doing was a real off-putter - and it's missed a couple of interims as well.
Dont think I'll be going for that one!!
They seem pretty hard to come by though: Im going to be doing a 300 mile round trip to see another one tomorrow!

Would be completely lost without that buyers guide!
 

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dave_irving said:
The 45k service needing doing was a real off-putter - and it's missed a couple of interims as well.
Dont think I'll be going for that one!!
They seem pretty hard to come by though: Im going to be doing a 300 mile round trip to see another one tomorrow!

Would be completely lost without that buyers guide!
Everyone is banging on about Evo prices at the moment, but the long and short of it is spend 12-13 grand you are really getting what you pay for ie not that good. Spend a little more ie £15k plus and there are some really nice cars out there. I would always rather spend a couple more grand buying a decent car than buying a cheaper one that will need money spending on it within the year :)
 
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