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Checklist for LCR/LC first-time buyers

Discussion in 'Mk1 Leon FAQ's (1M) 2000-2006' started by 6th.replicant, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. big eck

    big eck Active Member

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    This months Autocar Magazine also has the LC/LCR buying guide in it :D
     
  2. arifvw

    arifvw Guest

    brilliant..........
     
  3. jamesy_m

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    Gonna be putting this to good use tomorrow - thanks for the tips!

    Another one which I'd be keen to look for is damage on the sills due to jacking the car in the incorrect place. Aside from bending the metal - it can become a nice spot for rust to propagate from if the underseal splits / cracks, or worse still if a seam cracks open and becomes exposed to the elements. Can be another good way of guessing at the type of owner who might have had the car previously.
     
  4. dgjdrummer

    dgjdrummer Part-timer

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    I have this in my LC TDI.

    I start the car and the climatronic starts up, then once the fans kick in the radiator fans start coming on really loud for around 15 seconds at regular intervals :(

    Is this a relatively cheap/easy fix?

    Cheers for any help guys.
     
  5. westy989

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    God I wish I'd seen this before buying my LCR!

    Quality advice mate
     
  6. seatturbopower

    seatturbopower Active Member

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    good advice on the buying guide on what to look out for :)
    might sound stupid but i have only just seen this thread....:( and i brought my car just last week,but i just went on instinct and the car seemed ok usual things to check and all seemed good.im happy with the car and so far nothing to major.ill post up more info in the new members section :D
     
  7. stevelcr

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    Picked up my LCR this friday just gone because an old lady decided to write off my 229 bhp Golf :( (so i guess hello all is in order!) and i'm so glad i saw this guide before. Because of this i ended up seeing 6 and hate to think what costs would have followed! Brilliant guide. Thanks very much.
     
  8. Karnus

    Karnus Guest

    Recently registered and this all looks like sound advice, will be putting it to good use when I go looking!
     
  9. 6th.replicant

    6th.replicant Active Member

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    Here's a nicely shot vid re used car buying advice.

    The car featured is a Porsche 964 (911), but the same rules apply and there's lots of useful advice, including getting the owner to drive the car while you observe from the passenger seat - clickety :)
     
  10. Nick G

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    Thanks for this guide, I printed it out and went through every part of it while looking at the LCR I bought last night!

    Very useful indeed, thanks for taking the time to do it!!

    :clap:
     
  11. 6th.replicant

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    You're very welcome; enjoy your LCR :)
     
  12. 6th.replicant

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  13. Blaver

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    Excellent advice, I am selling an LCR 04 plate and thankfully it complies with all these! :D
     
  14. mk2 cupra r

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    there definitely is a lot of top quality advice and people with endless knowledge on this site. its like having a mechanic locked away inside your laptop lol
     
  15. sparkie1984

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    awesome guide! I shall be using this today thanks
     

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