Yes, that's the one Simon although mine has the new generation one that qualifies for free VED. The earlier one that'll be in the ones you're looking at don't quite qualify and I think they cost £20 a year!Mandrake wrote:Does yours have the 1 litre 3 cylinder petrol engine Jim ?
Mike, you beat me to it!! but yes,
Weaknesses in early ones I know of are marginal clutches, which I believe was fixed quite early in production and weak water pumps.
Apart from that they seem pretty much indestructible despite their willingness to be thrashed unmercifully They certainly feel well screwed together. First French car I've had that's free of rattles!
Both jobs are easy to do. The engine is dwarfed by the alternator and the gearbox looks like it came from a moped.. Chris was commenting on the driveshafts and oil filter the other day. Bic pens and a thimble respectively
Basically, apart from the clutch and an slightly cleaner engine I see no discernible difference in the earliest 55 platers right up to mine although they did have a bit of a cosmetic job around 2011'ish. It's not very obvious though...
Needles to say I thoroughly recommend them... Remember a Pug 107 or a Toyota Aygo is exactly the same car wearing a slightly different outfit...
Mike, tell me more about water ingress