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C70 Buying advice - any tips?

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Old Jul 27th, 2021, 02:11   #11
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I bought a 2008 D5 C70 at the start of the year.

I haven't worked out what the spec actually is but it has most of the bells and whistles.

I love it and at £3500, I probably overpaid but what the hell? You only live once.

Full service with cam belt change cost nearly £600. I paid £275 to have the engine remap and I'm still more then happy.

It's a lovely car and I hope it will keep me interested in "motoring" for a few more years.
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Old Jul 27th, 2021, 05:35   #12
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Don’t let my negatively put you off the C70 as a car. While mine was a bit of a money pit, I really enjoyed driving it.

Re electric seats, I wouldn’t worry if both fronts weren’t electric - it was actually quicker and just as easy to access the rear seat from the manual passenger seat.
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Old Jul 27th, 2021, 17:26   #13
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Thanks for all the advice. Quite keen to get one as they look lovely and I don't need to thrash it round. Hardest thing is finding a decent one to test drive as they all seem to be quite a distance or very rough.

There's one at Inchcape of all places which looked nice but no service history for the past 8 years!

Any ideas on what MPG is like for the D5 and petrols, real-world?
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Petrol MPG will be low to mid 20s.
D5 would be high 30s to low 40s I believe.
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Old Jul 27th, 2021, 18:35   #15
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Mine is about 30 around town and up to 50 on a run.
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What sort of miles are people buying with? Any high mileages?
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Old Jul 27th, 2021, 22:28   #17
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150k on mine when I bought it five months ago with FSH and excellent condition. Solid as a rock.

Edit: For some reason the original advert is still there!

https://www.logic1vehiclesolutions.c...02102229345722
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130k. T5. Mellifluous.
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Got differing answers from dealers on when the cambelt is due. Someone said around £600 for it and every 5 years, is this correct?

Also I see a lot of Parrot kits on cars both pre-facelift and post. Will it support Bluetooth as standard at any point?

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Got differing answers from dealers on when the cambelt is due. Someone said around £600 for it and every 5 years, is this correct?

Also I see a lot of Parrot kits on cars both pre-facelift and post. Will it support Bluetooth as standard at any point?
It's certainly not every 5 years! From memory it's every 100,000 miles or 10 years, which ever comes first.
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