In general the car's in very good shape, it's just milege thats putting us off.Originally posted by Bunsen 248 (Gassy got lit up):
[qb]I bought my car with 190k miles on the clock. The gearbox failed 10k later (let's put it down to over-enthusiastic previous owners and poor servicing). I replaced the box. But the car was still so good I reckoned that I'd keep it and convert it which I did at 210k miles. The engine needed replacing 10k miles later (nothin to do with the conversion). Then the turbo failed. By now I was in too deep and stuck with it. 80k miles later I'm pleased that I did. I have a very quick and comfortable car that is wonderfully economical. I trust the main components (oh, did I say I've also replaced the alternator?) will now be good for another 50k - 100k miles.
However, with hindsight were I doing this again, I'd start with a late model Aero with no more than 100k miles on the clock and a full service history and thus limited risk [/qb][/b]