Known technical issues: Can only open boot with internal release. However the previous owner had all the barrels replaced as had lost some keys so all 3 keys are with the car, alloy, blue and red.
General condition in and out: Condition is very good inside and out see below for recent work carried out. The only thing detracting from the interior is some scratches on the drivers seat back bolster (probably caused by jacket zip)
Extensive work carried out in November 2017 at Midland Car Servicing included the following at a cost of £2850 Full service Alternator Exhaust manifold gasket Cambelt kit Both front wishbones Air con condenser Front anti roll bar drop links Turbo pipe replaced Handbrake cables replaced Full alignment
In April 2018 I had the steering rack replaced and the bonnet repainted to take car of some stone chips.
Doing the kids’ Fiat 500 servicing and repairs. Rear hub nut (M22x1.5 pre-peened) - £8!!! That makes main dealer Merc prices seem reasonable. Previously I’ve been quoted insane prices for other parts too. Why? It’s not as if they’re well-engineered. I had to fix the broken door handle (the YouTube video I used as a guide had had 172,000 views) - second one I’ve done.
I nearly always buy what I can from aftermarket suppliers.