All is OK now, cotton wool buds and some Maguires Waterless Wash has removed that dam dirt, even if it is 1 degree C.
I can sleep easy in my bed tonight.
Anyway, keep looking one will come along, some bonnet gaps are wider on some cars also.
The gap at the wing and bumper looked OK so it might be that a headlamp was changed due to the yellowing that a lot of 2005 cars do have. So this maybe something they can adjust out?
Good luck with your search.
Haha, it was pretty clean though some marks here and there that I wanted to get some quick detailer on! Everything lined up so it might be headlights. The drivers side one was starting to get little kind of cracks along the top but wasn't yellowing, the passenger one was fine - didn't have that problem on my '05.
yup - that's me, and he's given us both the same spiel about not going below that level
I am seriously tempted, but then like you I'm not sold on the £££. I'm part minded to wait until the new reg-plates are out to see what gets flushed out of the woodwork
Interesting view on the headlights TBH
Surprised you didn't really look
at his 2 face-lifts while you were there though!
interestingly enough that axle ratio is quite high geared given how well it accelerates
Interestingly enough there are more creeping out of the woodwork (there's a nice looking silver '08 just up the road from me in Essex)
Yeah, makes me laugh, they have a prefacelift one for just under 20k with **** stuck to the side of it and the facelift 08 next to it for just 1k more, less miles and much better condition
I did have a good sit in the facelift but barely got a test drive in the other one and it was just about the worst test drive i've been allowed, he drove it out of town to a roundabout then let me drive about 30 seconds in a 60mph then into a 30mph for couple of mins rest of the way back. What am I meant to tell from that?
I don't know if its just me but most dealers I go to are very reluctant to give test drives and if they do they want to know that you will pretty much buy it right after. I can only recall 1 good dealer who actually offered me a test drive in several cars that I wasn't even interested in! The worst was I walked in after having looked around the car for a good 20 mins - no one came out to speak to me, went in asked a few questions about it and if I could take it out and they started asking me how I was going to pay for the car!!!
Errm...with beans? You take beans right? I like buying private, see the owner, see how they've looked after it, see what they know about it and no profit margin distorting the price.