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    Default 206 gti buying advice

    looking to buy a 206 gti

    what to look out for apart from usual wear (belt clutch etc )

    are there problems to look for ?

    early or late model better?

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    how to to tell if it has been flogged hard? (apart from scrapes on door handles and bald tyres)

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    Guessing your after the Regular GTi not the 180. I would say to check that service history is up to date. Belt changes etc. The rear beam will possibly showing signs of wear, trailing arm bearings etc. Clutches seem to be fairly well wearing in the GTi model, Ive herd stories about the 180 clutches not lasting a great deal of time though. ( driving styles clearly would make a difference ) Im not to sure about signs of body age in regards to if its had a hard life. I guess driving a few examples to get the feel of what they are like to drive. Gear changes should be smooth and the few i have driven have IMHO had good brakes.

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    make sure the A/C is working and the interior fan works in all modes
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    Regular oil changes are good at keeping the EW10 working well.

    The most common faults are flogged out bearings in the front lower control arms. Lots of rattling from the front suspension. See here.

    Rear beam failures don't really seem to crop up on 206s, but as they get older, perhaps it becomes an issue.

    Make sure the front seats works ok, ie. the tilt and slide mechanism returns to the correct spot.

    Exhaust header rattle was a major issue on earlier versions. See here.

    Check the indicators, lights, horn all work properly - to prevent a possible COM2000 issue.

    Feel free to browse 206gti.net (and especially the FAQ) for more info.

    For info, the gearbox on the GTi was never that smooth to begin with, and models with the Quick Shift fitted are even more notchy.

    Happy hunting.
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    Default 206 gti

    thanks fellas for the advice
    drove 2000 model today 140k had quite a clunk down under, at moderate acceleration, & seat belt RS

    could it be a control arm or engine mount?

    have heard of the pin coming loose in the control arm and flogging out hole in the arm

    so Q is how much is a control arm ? and replacement seat belt?

    thanks

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    Control arm should be no more than 150 second hand. No idea new. Will probably need new bushes when replacing too. ( both sides )

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