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Buying a car that’s not been used for 2 yrs

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  • edited 22 January at 10:28AM
    plumb1_2plumb1_2 Forumite
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    edited 22 January at 10:28AM
    Thanks for all the replies, got my thinking cap on  now.
    A thankyou is payment enough .
  • diystarter7diystarter7 Forumite
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    Hi OP
    Consider an AA or RAC inspection
  • inspectorperezinspectorperez Forumite
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    As well as the tips contained in previous posts, if it's been standing outside exposed to the elements, feel all the carpets (including boot), to make sure no water ingress from outside or excess condensation from inside.

    Blocked drainage holes in the engine compartment can result in leaks into the driver/passenger areas and if ecu is situated in the vicinity, cause problems with various functions (locking doors etc).
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    plumb1_2 said:
    MikeJXE said:
    plumb1_2 said:
    MikeJXE said:
    plumb1_2 said:
    MikeJXE said:
    Still under manufacturers warranty so Take it too a ford dealer and get it checked out and have it serviced 
    Thought fords only came with 3 years ?
    If the first MOT is not till March as quoted by the OT it must be less than 3 years old
    Reg March 2020
    Yes but like others have said not keeping to service schedules voids the warranty 
    Ya only 1 month left approx. Will have to make my mind up if it’s worth buying it £4k cheaper than forecourt price, or pay the extra and get one with a good warranty.
    No, it's not in warranty for another month. The warranty was voided when it missed the 1st annual service due back in March 2021.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
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