Peugeot Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello, my name is Mark and I will try help you with this.
I think you should avoid this vehicle.
You already appear to be feeling negativity for it from what you have researched about it and also the problems with the gear change and the rattling noise from the rear.
What you have to remember is this car is ten yrs old and is basically at the end of its expected lifespan, no matter how good it looks.
If the government scrappage scheme was still in place then this vehicle would have been eligible.
The problem with modern cars compared to cars from the 70's, 80's and even 90's is that they don't really rust which means they look good.
I've seen cars less than a year with these problems.
It's what keeps garages in business.
This model and many other makes.
The thing to remember though is if all the electrics currently work then either they have all been repaired earlier or they wont suffer failure as they have proved to be reliable for the last 10 yrs.
The rattle from the rear could have many causes, most will not be serious.
They can suffer from electrical problems, but so do Renaults and Citroens. However, things like heated seats although nice are not really required or affect the running of the vehicle.
What's more important is engine servicing history and timing belt changes etc.
What engine is in this.
They are designed to fail safe.
They wouldn't pass regulations otherwise.
The brake and gearchange is more likely to be caused by stiff cables.
I meant what engine size and if petrol or diesel.
if the door doesn't open manually then it has a mechanical defect, not electrical.
New gear and brake cables could be about £350
4hours labour plus parts
I would advise using parts from a breakers yard for those type of parts as from Peugeot can be expensive.
The timing belt is also due for replacement at 10 yrs old and is not a cheap job.
New timing belt could be around £400 as it is about 4 hrs labour plus parts plus vat.
It would depend on what caused the fault. Could be a simple wiring fault or sensor or a main motor.
As I said at beginning, this car is at the end of its expected lifespan.
There are two guideline depending on type of use.
Hard use is changed earlier.
But the mileage quoted would be average mileage for a 10 yr old car.
100,000 miles or 10 yrs
Do they have receipts to prove that.
It could be but it would also be listed on the invoice. Writing cambelt on the page could have been written by me, how would you know?
An invoice is better proof.
I would advise anyone buying a vehicle to replace the timing belt if there was no proof it had been replaced.
If the person selling the car has no proof then try haggle the price down to cover the price of the work.
It could be exhaust or suspension or even trim in rear of vehicle.
Most rattles are more annoying than anything serious though.
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