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Author Topic: What do we think of this? a Mk2 with only 60k miles???  (Read 292 times)

Offline cbv8

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What do we think of this? a Mk2 with only 60k miles???
« on: February 07, 2021, 11:29:13 AM »
Hi All,
I have found this very low mileage Galaxy which i am interested in but the seller says the s/h was lost at the valeters does this sound a good car or iffy does anyone know this car? i have done an mot history check etc and the mileage does check out any advice much apprecitated  ;)
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202102028630791?fromSavedAds=true&advertising-location=at_cars
Cheers,
Chas.

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: What do we think of this? a Mk2 with only 60k miles???
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2021, 03:23:28 PM »
It looks amazing

Price seems in order for its age

Looks like a good deal!

But obviously do all necessary checks
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

Offline cbv8

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Re: What do we think of this? a Mk2 with only 60k miles???
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2021, 04:27:13 PM »
Hi All,
I have found this very low mileage Galaxy which i am interested in but the seller says the s/h was lost at the valeters does this sound a good car or iffy does anyone know this car? i have done an mot history check etc and the mileage does check out any advice much apprecitated  ;)
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202102028630791?fromSavedAds=true&advertising-location=at_cars
I did the Cardinal Sin and bought it blind something i never do but due to being 60 miles from my home and lockdown i bit the bullet and had it delivered there are some issues ie a brake check light and engine service. Its the latter i hope and the service light was not reset i think as i have a service receipt from a week ago and the oil looks very clean also the third row seat belts are missing?? Other than those bits it drives very nice with lots of power it starts instantly better than any Gal i have owned i must remove the diesel heater fuse as i could hear it whistling away not a fan of them really .
Cheers,
Chas.

Offline barlidge

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Re: What do we think of this? a Mk2 with only 60k miles???
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2021, 05:04:55 PM »
It does look like a nice clean car with low mileage but I'm inclined to believe its lacked servicing.  I wouldn't believe the SH lost and the MOT history shows it as being presented for test with basic things wrong such as lights not working, bald tyres and service fault lights on which you would have thought would be picked up either by half decent DIY or garage servicing.  The rear seat belts were advised that they were chewed up back in 2010/2011 so it looks like the solution was just to remove them as you note they are not there.  It was even presented with no passenger seat once but that said I removed mine once to fit something big in - I don't know if I would have taken it for MOT without it though.  I'm never a fan of Auto's, probably a tainted opinion as almost all the one's I've had have had issues including one auto Galaxy.

As soon as possible have a good look all round it, check underneath for tin worm and the brake pipes as they were noted once and they may just have been cleaned up.  Check absolutely everything works (I'm surprised the Aux heater does) and take it for a good long run so the gearbox gets fully up to temp, I would say a good 50 mile run should show up any issues.  Hopefully everything is good and you have a nice motor but if not you have 28 days to reject it as you bought it from a dealer.

My opinion might be leaning towards the critical side which is probably due to making two bad buys in the last six months after 10 years of relatively trouble free Galaxy ownership.  I should have known better on both of them but was desperate for a car at the time.  They are great cars.

Where in East midlands are you?
« Last Edit: February 07, 2021, 05:07:21 PM by barlidge »

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: What do we think of this? a Mk2 with only 60k miles???
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2021, 05:10:39 PM »
They say the Alhamb (and Galaxy) is the King of the Road - and for good reason too. They donít make them like that any more.

Could you plug an OBD2 into it to see if it has any codes logged
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

Offline cbv8

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Re: What do we think of this? a Mk2 with only 60k miles???
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2021, 06:24:09 PM »
Thanks both the advisories seem to have been rectified i agree about the history does seem a bit odd as i have the handbook/radio guide booklet and a spare key not fob unfortunately i can only drive autos and will be getting my transmission man to change the fluid asap. I have looked underneath and it looks pretty rust free just the usual corrosion and the obligatory jacked up crumpled on the sill WHY do they do that  >:( everything seems to work except the fan motor only works on 4 so i presume the resistor?? i will get my local mechanic to plug it in to OBD2  ;) Oh and the ceiling cubby box has now stopped opening due to the pin breaking off i bet thats a pain to fix  :( i have had the car literally hours and already i am working on it to rectify problems but i feel it will be worth it the seats look brand new and as previous the engine starts instantly  ;D
Cheers,
Chas.

Offline brianh

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Re: What do we think of this? a Mk2 with only 60k miles???
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2021, 06:55:11 PM »
The sills issue is easily done either by people jacking directly on the sills, or if you get the arm on a 2 post lift lined up wrong (managed to do that myself yesterday after getting it too far to one side of the lift so the thicker bit of the arm caught the outer sill slightly - just chewed up the rubber pad on the lift in my case though).

Looks nice, though for that sort of mileage it should do really. Have a good look around the usual dodgy points (front outriggers, rear brake pipes where they run down the arms etc) so your aware of any corrosion that needs dealing with. Even the interior looks in mostly good order which isn't always the case having had a hard life of carrying kids around.

You might find the rear belts have been unbolted and put inside the rear trim. If your using the boot as a boot to hold stuff, they can be a pain as they keep coming unclipped from the holders and then bang against the window if you don't notice. Thats usually more of an issue with the rear load cover in place, which yours doesn't have as you don't have the brackets fitted for it. I think you can see them by removing the access panels in the boot area.

Offline cbv8

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Re: What do we think of this? a Mk2 with only 60k miles???
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2021, 07:27:07 PM »
The sills issue is easily done either by people jacking directly on the sills, or if you get the arm on a 2 post lift lined up wrong (managed to do that myself yesterday after getting it too far to one side of the lift so the thicker bit of the arm caught the outer sill slightly - just chewed up the rubber pad on the lift in my case though).

Looks nice, though for that sort of mileage it should do really. Have a good look around the usual dodgy points (front outriggers, rear brake pipes where they run down the arms etc) so your aware of any corrosion that needs dealing with. Even the interior looks in mostly good order which isn't always the case having had a hard life of carrying kids around.

You might find the rear belts have been unbolted and put inside the rear trim. If your using the boot as a boot to hold stuff, they can be a pain as they keep coming unclipped from the holders and then bang against the window if you don't notice. Thats usually more of an issue with the rear load cover in place, which yours doesn't have as you don't have the brackets fitted for it. I think you can see them by removing the access panels in the boot area.
Thanks for that i will over it with a fine tooth comb tomorrow and yes the seat belts had been cut and were inside the cubby holes i know what you mean about banging seat belts had that it my previous Gals not good when you have just joined the motorway  >:(
Cheers,
Chas.

Offline regw

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Re: What do we think of this? a Mk2 with only 60k miles???
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2021, 07:54:36 PM »
Looks nice.
At 60 thou and without any documentary evidence/proof
I'd be looking at a new cam belt water pump kit for peace of mind

Mines a 53 and only done 96 thou but I gave it new cam belt and coolant pump just to be sure

As for the aux heater.
meh, mine was removed by the PO and I've never felt the need to have one


 

Offline cbv8

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Re: What do we think of this? a Mk2 with only 60k miles???
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2021, 07:57:54 PM »
Yes cambelt and pump will be replaced asap aux heater i will remove no 12 fuse  :)
Cheers,
Chas.

 

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