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    Taking this out for a test drive tomorrow - it's my first car, having passed my test before uni

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...s?logcode=visc

    any things to watch out for?
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    It's rather simple machine with some older technologies- thats good. The older were more solid. If the car keeps going straight on it's own, everything should be fine. Just watch out for the black smoke going from exhaust- if it does, that means a turbocharger or injectors failture.

    You can also take it to the works service to check are there any electronic failtures. If not, the car should be fine.
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    Check the VIN before the test drive and pay extra attention to some of these recall faults. Perhaps search some Peugeot forums to see other common faults.

    More general points:
    -Test literally every button, switch, handle, whatever - better to find out now when it can be sorted.
    -If it has A/C pay make sure it completely works.
    -Have a look under the bonnet to check its not looking in too bad nick, and if the belts are in good condition.
    -Continuation of above - ask if it's chain cam or belt cam - I can't remember off the top of my head what a 207 has - but if it's belt [most likely] then ask at what mileage it was last changed and compare to the current mileage - need doing every 40-80k depending on manufacturer.
    -Full service history - if it has it [and I would only buy if it does] then check the sort of things being replaced at MOTs and services to get an idea for if its been in an accident or had any major repairs. If only had one owner, you could even call the previous owner and enquire.
    -Take the car to 60mph if allowed as things rattle at higher speeds that otherwise don't!
    -Have a quick check around the bodywork for rusting - mainly under the wheel arches etc.

    If it's from a dealership [which it looks to be] you have some cover anyway, so as long as you check the above and it seems to be okay, I wouldn't be too worried. Another thing would be to take someone else along and sit in the back because they may notice other bits and bobs that you don't.

    EDIT: for some of the bits about cover from dealers see here, here, and here; and for a general checklist too see here.
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    (Original post by Snammus)
    Taking this out for a test drive tomorrow - it's my first car, having passed my test before uni

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...s?logcode=visc

    any things to watch out for?
    The prices seem quite expensive for what you get,

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...Cnew?logcode=p

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...rs?logcode=flp
 
 
 
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