What to look for when buying a used car? Watch

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Well I am looking for a car, just want to know what to check when I go to see the car.

Body work - rust? - How problematic is this, should I avoid completely?
Suspensions - see if the car is bouncy
See if the car is veering to the left/right
Check the oil colour?

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If there is creamy white stuff in the oil or coolant bottle that'll be a head gasket gone.

The special code number on the windscreen matching the one under the bonnet as well as in the log book.
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another thing, how worn the gear knob and pedals are
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How expensive is the car? If it's over £1000 and you think it looks ok after the first viewing, get it double checked by the RAC before you buy it. £120 for the inspection is nothing compared to how much you'd lose if you overlooked something important, like a part that urgently needed to be replace.
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The car is going to be £2.5k-4k possibly?
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