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Offline BasPz

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Like the title says I want to buy an Calibra but I want to make sure I buy a good one.

What I mean by that is that every older car has some key points you have to check and look at before you buy it so I was wondering what important things I have to check the condition of before I buy it.

All responses are really appreciated, cheers!  ;D

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Rust wise i would say check rear arches, sill's under the plastic side skirt and bottom of door's all common places for a calibra to show rust other an rust not much goes wrong in my opinion apart from normal wear and tear of course so all normal check's as with any car will apply
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Rust wise i would say check rear arches, sill's under the plastic side skirt and bottom of door's all common places for a calibra to show rust other an rust not much goes wrong in my opinion apart from normal wear and tear of course so all normal check's as with any car will apply

Thank you very much this makes me feel alot better knowing this is the only Calibra only problem I have to lookout for.

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It's worth checking out this old thread bearing in mind any car is now ten years older:- http://www.clubcalibra.com/about-the-calibra/guide-to-buying-a-secondhand-car/

Also look at the service history to try and establish when a cambelt change (including the tensioner) was last done as any failure causes very expensive damage. One person I know spent £2k on a car (not a Callie) that needed a cambelt change, drove it for a few days and had the cambelt fail driving to the garage to have it changed. It was then recycled. Some parts are now hard to obtain so check out as much as you can - for instance there are more hens' teeth than V6 hoses these days...

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I'm going to buy the same. But I would like advice. Can you tell me?

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Interior roof linings are an issue. As far as I can see, the rubber seal at the base of the aerial breaks down and in goes the water...

Both of mine have this.

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Also the Hand break is a issue....the backplate that holds it all together rusts and fails....there only available for the passenger side.