Going to have a look at a 04 plate Focus 1.6 Zetec this arvo. Want it as a cheap runaround. A daily runner.
Got my eye on one. 70,000 miles. FSH. MOT till next Aug. High equipment levels (incl. parking sensors!).
Only MOT advisories were corroded coil springs, which I know is a common problem on Fords. And I believe is a cheap fix.
What should I be aware of when having a look at the car? Known issues/faults? Common problems? (I've looked at the advice forums and have any information I need from there)
The seller (trade) is not aware of the cambelt being changed, but it was serviced this month, the belt checked, and apparently visually it's fine. Could this become a problem? Or at 70,000/10yrs is it probably good for another 5000/6mo before a change?
The car is £1400 which seems low for the mileage, but reasonable overall. Could it be too good to be true? Or is the average?
Any advice welcomed. Be gentle!