New 1.5 Dci Megane

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New 1.5 Dci Megane

Postby Ruben » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:14 am

Hi all,

Yesterday I went to a garage to buy a 2007 1.5 Megane Dci. I have paid for a deposit and I am going to pick it up later on the week.

My question is... When I went to a test drive with the salesman, he drove the car away from the garage and 1/2 a mile after I went to the driver position and noticed the car doing a lot of white smoke when idling. He told me that it was normal because the car was sopped for a long time.

Do you guys think this is normal?

Thanks :wink:

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Re: New 1.5 Dci Megane

Postby Stranger » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:54 am

No, walk away.

How much deposit did you leave? If it's a decent garage, they'll give you your deposit back.
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Re: New 1.5 Dci Megane

Postby Ruben » Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:09 am

The strangest thing is... I was driving with a a nearly empty diesel tank, and when I finished the road test,I couldn't see more of that white smoke :nut

I left 300 pounds deposit and the car is being sold for 2150 pounds.

The car dealer also has good reviews and is offering me 6 months warranty.

Tha car has full service history, and cam belt was changed at approximately 70000 miles including the water pump.

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Re: New 1.5 Dci Megane

Postby Stranger » Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:45 pm

It could be water in the exhaust sure enough from being stood for a while, could also be water in the fuel lines especially as you were driving with a nearly empty tank but it could be a failing turbo or a blown head gasket ......... ouch.

If you really want the car either take a mechanic with you to check it out or get an AA / RAC check done.
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