Author Topic: what to look for  (Read 1040 times)


  • 170BHP Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 63
    • View Profile
what to look for
« on: 22:56, Tue 05 May 2009 »
Right basically i was wondering what everyone thinks is the most important things to look for when loking at a 5.

I understand they are old motors now but i always get carried away looking for small and probably un-important imperfections. So where should i start?

I am guessing that people do not class rust on the bonnet, boot, doors etc to important as these are easily replaced panels. As long as the underneath is solid I suppose that is ok. Engine wise as long as it runs with MOT and tax that is a good start, any uprated parts a bonus?!

As you can see i just want re-assuring and some key pointers. Lastly what is a reasonable price to be looking at for a good condition 5 turbo, without any / many mods and with a 150bhp or upwards engine ?


  • Global Moderator
  • 200BHP Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4208
    • View Profile
(No subject)
« Reply #1 on: 01:14, Wed 06 May 2009 »
Smoke of any kind. :D

Sills can fall apart, but it's hidden behind the kit. Also the rear bumper mounts in the arch and under the windscreen are the worst areas for rot.


  • Administrator
  • 200BHP Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1791
    • View Profile
(No subject)
« Reply #2 on: 12:43, Wed 06 May 2009 »
Site Administrator