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Hi, first time posting on this fourm even tough I've been on it a while. Just looking for advice on what to look/listen out for when going to look at a 2010 Cooper D with 86,000 miles next week! It has been up for a month so that kinda makes me worry that there may be something wrong that I may not notice. I sadly have extremely limited knowledge under the bonnet of a car so anything would be appreciated, Thanks!

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Hi, first time posting on this fourm even tough I've been on it a while. Just looking for advice on what to look/listen out for when going to look at a 2010 Cooper D with 86,000 miles next week! It has been up for a month so that kinda makes me worry that there may be something wrong that I may not notice. I sadly have extremely limited knowledge under the bonnet of a car so anything would be appreciated, Thanks!
honestly best things to do is get a independent inspection if its a private sale, and if a garage get a good extended warranty with someone like warrantywise all cars have issues somewhere down the line, at 80k dpf and additive tank full history a must

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honestly best things to do is get a independent inspection if its a private sale, and if a garage get a good extended warranty with someone like warrantywise all cars have issues somewhere down the line, at 80k dpf and additive tank full history a must
Thanks, its a private sale and im looking into getting an inspection, if its too much expensive for me to pay would you have any little bit of advice?
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Thanks, its a private sale and im looking into getting an inspection, if its too much expensive for me to pay would you have any little bit of advice?
1. pay for a hpi this will cover everything about the cars history and mileage this is a must anyone buying a car these days need to do this, car could be on finance if you buy a on finance car you lose and your money at end of day
2. service history speak to seller ask where it has been serviced ring the garages ask them about the car i always do. treat the seller as someone who wants to get their hands on your money an will say anything to do it, so check everything out before spending your money.
3, check car out for odd tyres the head lining tells a story on nice non smokers cars its always clean and cars that have been abuse treated like a skip the head lining always shows dirt,
4. at 80k i would ask has the dpf been changed yet and has the additive tank been refilled and reset, this is a big bargaining chip, all modern diesels have a dpf filter in the exhaust and additive that raises the temp to keep it clean,,
5, check log bog v5 registration paperwork that it has the persons name who is selling it on it, if not could be a dealer trying to sell a car with no comeback they are legally bound to give warranty for 6 months within the EU.
6 i always ask would they mind if i were to plug it in to a diagnostics just see its all well, if they yes they do mind buyer be ware, i personally dont buy nothing that i cant scan like this.
1.6 hdi engine must have a good oil change history
take the car for a good twenty minute drive at least get it up to running temp and trying everything every switch window everything,
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