1.6 VVT

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Birdman
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1.6 VVT

Postby Birdman » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:37 pm

Hi all. I'm considering a 1.6 petrol Maganne Cabriolet. 82k mikes £2,995. Previous owner has had several electrical repairs and replacements including roof motors. I can ask for further details. Haven't test driven yet but will do at the weekend.

What's the general feeling about this model and age etc? I'm gathering that they are prone to electrical issues. Would present owners buy another or warn me to keep away ?

Any advice as to what to look out for would be very welcome.

Thanks

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Re: 1.6 VVT

Postby BrotherPlasterer » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:09 pm

Too expensive, move on there's lots of choice.

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Re: 1.6 VVT

Postby BrotherPlasterer » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:17 pm

What year is it by the way?

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Re: 1.6 VVT

Postby Birdman » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:17 am

BrotherPlasterer wrote:What year is it by the way?


It's a 58 plate. Price aside, do you recommend one of this age ? It's a dealer, he may drop the price or extend his 3 month warranty to six. i said I'd test drive it on Saturday anyhow.

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Re: 1.6 VVT

Postby BrotherPlasterer » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:12 pm

I may have jumped the gun not knowing the year but still shop around anyhow. Mines an 05 plate and people want you to give them away. I've seen prices as low as £400 for similar to mine.

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Re: 1.6 VVT

Postby BrotherPlasterer » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:17 pm


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Re: 1.6 VVT

Postby Birdman » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:21 pm

Thanks for replies and links. I should also add that this one is an automatic - which I'm told is quite rare.

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Re: 1.6 VVT

Postby Stranger » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:28 pm

BrotherPlasterer wrote:Can we post links?
https://www4.autotrader.co.uk/car-search ... onvertible


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Re: 1.6 VVT

Postby Stranger » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:30 pm

Having had a 1.6 I'd strongly recommend you look at the 2.0 either in petrol or diesel form.

The 1.6 is a little under powered and this will be made worse with the increased weight of the cabriolet.
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