197 purchase!!!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Jamesl0465, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. Jamesl0465

    Jamesl0465

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    hi guys, after some advice if possible!

    Looking at buying an 07 plate 197 this week with 48k on the clock, its fairly strong money. The only issue is its had 5 former keepers....would that put you off?

    Thanks in advance

    James
     

  2. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    The strong money would put me off more than the number of keepers
     
  3. Jamesl0465

    Jamesl0465

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    Its £4600, think thats too much?
     
  4. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    It's difficult to comment without any further details. But it seems steep personally.
     
  5. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    Yeah i agree without too much information that’s steep for a 197..

    Decent 200 money that
     
  6. Jamesl0465

    Jamesl0465

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    So its 51k, 2 owners, FSH, cambelt and pump done, interior is in good order and bodywork is tidy
     
  7. Jamesl0465

    Jamesl0465

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  8. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    It looks tidy! What's the spec?

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  9. Jamesl0465

    Jamesl0465

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    Standard as far as i’m aware other than the painted wheels! So hard to find a real nice one!!!
     
  10. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    Yeah it's becoming harder because most people have discovered they make good track cars.

    Can see it has cup chassis, recaros?

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  11. Jamesl0465

    Jamesl0465

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    It doesnt have the recaros just the standard seats!

    I have a mate who works for renault so not massively worried about the mechanicals, just want one with nice bodywork and interior to be honest!

    The garage also looks reputable but i guess you never know!

    Anything to look out for when i view it?
     
  12. Jamesl0465

    Jamesl0465

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    It doesnt have the recaros just the standard seats!

    I have a mate who works for renault so not massively worried about the mechanicals, just want one with nice bodywork and interior to be honest!

    The garage also looks reputable but i guess you never know!

    Anything to look out for when i view it?
     
  13. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    Hmmm maybe a touch pricey then imo mate. Though it does look tidy

    - Crunchy gearbox (I know all about that one)
    - Ball joints/swivel joints, typically knocking over bumps and turning etc. Think it causes the wheel to pull you over cambered roads etc too
    - Any knocking could also indicate drop links/anti rotation links/top mounts etc
    - Steering rack knocking on lock to lock too!

    They can be a real pain but they're so good when they're working properly!


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  14. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    Oh and also leaking flexis..

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  15. Jamesl0465

    Jamesl0465

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    Great, thanks.

    I think i’d want to get it for under £4.5k tbh if its any good...we will see!
     
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  16. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    Don't be afraid to rev it out, that way you'll really know whether the synchros are going in third and fourth

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  17. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    Ultimately it's up to you isn't it. I still think it's pricey personally.
    My mate picked up his LY 200 for not much more With quite a few tasteful mods.
     
  18. Jamesl0465

    Jamesl0465

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    Thanks mate! Will see how i get on!
     
  19. Jamesl0465

    Jamesl0465

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    just think i prefer the 197 to the 200 for some reason!

    hopefully its decent and im not travelling half way round the country for nothing!!!
     
  20. Jamesl0465

    Jamesl0465

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    Hoping from the mot history that the leak has been sorted and the ball joints etc!
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