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  • Ayr_Rage
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    Suggest you get it inspected by a mechanic, a 12 year old vehicle is a risky proposition.

    The average scrappage age is 13 to 14 years for mainstream vehicles like this.
  • daveyjp
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    Its a 12 year old car whuch won't last forever.  After doing ususal visiual checks, MOT history checks etc at that age and mileage three things in particular I'd be asking about.

    When was the cambelt last changed.
    When was the clutch last changed.
    Has the DPF been changed.

    If any of the above have not been changed bid accordingly.
  • fatbelly
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    edited 21 August 2023 at 12:30AM
    That's about average miles for a 12 year old diesel.

    Have a look at the latest mot to see if there are any outstaning advisories.

    Do an hpi check

    Ask if the cambelt has been changed. I thi nk it's10 years/100k on those engines
  • Car_54
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    daveyjp said:
    Its a 12 year old car whuch won't last forever.  After doing ususal visiual checks, MOT history checks etc at that age and mileage three things in particular I'd be asking about.

    When was the cambelt last changed.
    When was the clutch last changed.
    Has the DPF been changed.

    If any of the above have not been changed bid accordingly.
    Does a Zetec engine have a DPF?
  • daveyjp
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    Colleague had a Mondeo with that engine of similar vintage and the DPF was changed at about 130,000.
  • jimjames
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    Car_54 said:
    daveyjp said:
    Its a 12 year old car whuch won't last forever.  After doing ususal visiual checks, MOT history checks etc at that age and mileage three things in particular I'd be asking about.

    When was the cambelt last changed.
    When was the clutch last changed.
    Has the DPF been changed.

    If any of the above have not been changed bid accordingly.
    Does a Zetec engine have a DPF?
    I would imagine all diesel cars after around 2009 have a DPF to comply with the emissions regulations introduced at the time. 
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
  • Grumpy_chap
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    2011 diesel won't be ULEZ compliant, so £4k seems quite a lot.
    My FiL sold his 2024 C4 90k miles for £2.2k.  I know that is a substantially different car, but it gives a comparative reference.
  • SieIso
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    Cam belt changed at recent MOT in July..
  • fatbelly
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    £4k is reasonable if it's in good condition - have seen that vintage going for over 5k
  • SieIso
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    What's it like on fuel? 
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