Reliable, cheap, solid basis for a future classic. It has been in daily use until early July. Mileage is genuine with garage service history from new to 2013 and my own service history from 2014 to 2019.
The bad bits; Needs new cat and exhaust centre section (tail section is only a few months old). Nearside was resprayed at some point before my ownership and lacquer on that side is now peeling. Slight rust around one rear wheel arch. Slight ripple in rear offside door. Small dent in rear near side door.
The good bits; Solid body, low mileage for year, service history, reliable, good engine and gearbox (does not use any oil). Good interior, electric windows (front only) that work, aircon works. Tyres 4mm, 4mm, 4mm & 3.5mm. Only 3051 miles since last MOT when new discs and pads were fitted. (MOT runs out in August). Only 500 miles since oil and filter were changed.
These cars are fast disappearing but are better looking and better quality than the next generation of Meganes - worth preserving and can be used as comfortable daily transport.
1999 Subaru Impreza Sport (non turbo) for spares or repair. Car was running fine until the A/C belt snapped that happened while the car was stationary, which has cut into the timing cover (see Pics),.....