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Title: buying a mk3 2.0 tdci common faults??
Post by: 2355andrew on January 20, 2015, 10:17:46 PM
hi guys its my first post on here so bear with me! im looking at buying a 57 plate mk3 galaxy 2.0 tdci with 132k.  how good are these cars and whats the thing to watch out for? cheers
Title: Re: buying a mk3 2.0 tdci common faults??
Post by: gregers on January 20, 2015, 10:50:18 PM
 welcome5

at that mileage you need to make sure that the cam belt etc has been replaced,as they need doing at 125k or 10 years.also make sure you have some sort of history with it,apart from that its a mind field like with buying any 2nd hand car.
if you know the reg then look on the ford etis site to see what info is on the car,and it may also say whether it has missed any recalls?
Title: Re: buying a mk3 2.0 tdci common faults??
Post by: 2355andrew on January 21, 2015, 09:25:54 PM
thanks for your help :)