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    hey everyone, due to some happy coincidences i might be able to be purchasing my mi16 within the next few weeks, but i have a few questions...

    firstly, its pretty cheap (four thousand from a dealer) its a 92 model, charcoal, i dont know whats wrong with it but im going to look on saturday, if its only minor things like paintwork needing attention/electrical problems would it be worth buying?

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    also: who should i go to for servicing? a peugeot dealership, a peugeot/renault/citeron specialist, or a regular mechanic? i know that a regular mechanic might sound crazy but a friend of mine offered me good prices on any work and hes obviously competent so i wont get ripped off or anything, your thoughts?

    finally what kind of insurance would you recommend/from where? im looking for something cheap but preferably decent aswell, any suggestions?

    thanks in advance for ur help :p

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    gday nick and welcome to the wierd and wonderful world of mi16s!

    Im guessing youre looking at the same one you told us you drove shortly? congratulations!

    4k is pretty cheap... what sorta kays has it done??

    also, do you know if its a 1.9 or a 2 litre.?? If its a 92, then it should be the 1.9 (although im not sure when the change happened - late 1992 or was it 1993??) which is said to be the better engine (i wont offer an opinion in that respect cos ive got a 92 with the 1.9 and i dont wanna appear biased.. ).

    If it is a series 1 (or 1.5 in that case) then yeah, the body will prob be getting pretty dented by now and the interior is probably starting to fade and crack a little. That may be a contributing facto to the low price, that and the used car market is definately a buyers market right now... so thats helping im sure!

    I would defianately get the thing checked by either your mechanic mate or nrma before you buy it. Its worth it to know what can/will go wrong and whats on its way out. get all engine mounts, cv boots etc checked.

    I dont wanna appear negative... but I would recommend finding someone who knows pugs to work on your car (im sure a melbournite frogger could suggest someone for you). Im not saying that your mechanic mate would do you wrong on purpose, but if he hasnt worked on pugs before, then i can bet that hell do things with the best intentions, but get it worng. just cos some bits on pugs are wierd!...

    I found that out the hard way. I had the smae mechanic for a couple of years. he was loyal, cheap and honest (everything that most mechanics arent! ), but when i got my mi16 and got him to do a timing belt change, boy did he get it wrong!! its an expensive job, especially if you have to get it done TWICE!

    you dont wanna pay for someone to learn to work on your car.

    If you really wanna use your mate, get him to do a service for you, then next service, take it to a pug specialist and see what other things they pick up... you will be surprised. Just cos a pug mechanic knows what to look for where...

    anyhoo...

    good luck, keep us posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick86
    hey everyone, due to some happy coincidences i might be able to be purchasing my mi16 within the next few weeks, but i have a few questions...

    firstly, its pretty cheap (four thousand from a dealer) its a 92 model, charcoal, i dont know whats wrong with it but im going to look on saturday, if its only minor things like paintwork needing attention/electrical problems would it be worth buying?

    also: who should i go to for servicing? a peugeot dealership, a peugeot/renault/citeron specialist, or a regular mechanic? i know that a regular mechanic might sound crazy but a friend of mine offered me good prices on any work and hes obviously competent so i wont get ripped off or anything, your thoughts?

    finally what kind of insurance would you recommend/from where? im looking for something cheap but preferably decent aswell, any suggestions?

    thanks in advance for ur help :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick86
    hey everyone, due to some happy coincidences i might be able to be purchasing my mi16 within the next few weeks, but i have a few questions...

    firstly, its pretty cheap (four thousand from a dealer) its a 92 model, charcoal, i dont know whats wrong with it but im going to look on saturday, if its only minor things like paintwork needing attention/electrical problems would it be worth buying?

    also: who should i go to for servicing? a peugeot dealership, a peugeot/renault/citeron specialist, or a regular mechanic? i know that a regular mechanic might sound crazy but a friend of mine offered me good prices on any work and hes obviously competent so i wont get ripped off or anything, your thoughts?

    finally what kind of insurance would you recommend/from where? im looking for something cheap but preferably decent aswell, any suggestions?

    thanks in advance for ur help :p

    I think I know which car you're talking about. It's been for sale for a while now. I haven't seen it but sounds as though it may need some work - I believe the dealer wanted 6k on road or 4k as is. If you get to test drive it for a bit - I'd take it to be assessed by a Peugoet mechanic before buying, eg. Autoparis in Box Hill. I know it's cheap but you may be better off spending more to get a better car. Sus it out though - good luck.
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