I'm currently looking for a replacement for my MK5 1.25i 16v Fiesta Ghia (2001) as it needs a new PAS rack & the bloody engine still misfires despite having the coil pack, HT leads & sparks replaced (compression test is fine but ECU still shows a misfire on cylinder 3), thanks to the engine issue it's no doing 24 MPG when it used to 40+ even urban when driven sensibly. (Any extra £50 per month for the extra tank of petrol I can do without at the mo). TBH I'm a gutted cos I've love my little go kart but it's had it's time I think.
I'm avoiding the 1.6 TDCI's cos I'm really not fussed about paying out a grand every 30-40000 miles for DPF, bearing in mind the car will be doing lots of short runs with only a few motorway runs so plenty of chance for the DPF to get clogged up.
Looking at a 05-06 1.8 TDCI Zetec Climate or Ghia with around 100000 on the clock (I've got used to my quickclear windscreen in the winter, lol).
Besides ensuring the cambelt & assembly have been done & the daft DualMass Fly Wheel doesn't vibrate cos it's knackered, any other things to look out for?
Thanks in advance for any assistance offered.