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Old 07-09-2021   #1
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Hi!

I have been thinking about a Panda for a while, and liked the look of a 2014 1.2 Pop. It had a good service history so I paid a deposit.

I remembered I didn't ask about the cambelt. Am I right to think if the car is over 5 years old it should be done. The car has done 33,000 miles so I think this is within the mileage allowed on a cambelt?

At the time I was viewing, the salesman on the forecourt said "whatever needs doing would be done", but now I have paid a deposit they are saying they can do the cambelt for a charge. There is no evidence it has been done, no receipt no job sheet.

I feel a bit let down, and don't want to spend 200+ on maintenance on a car I've just bought. I may as well buy privately.

I'd appreciate any opinion on this, thanks, Martin.
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Old 07-09-2021   #2
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Hi Martin

Panda..or punto.. similar engines

What is the service history of the car.. if the brake fluid and coolant have been performed in their 2 / 3 year window then the coolant pump should be less likely to fail and take out the cambelt

What kind of deposit did you make..?

Im assuming car is circa 3.5k

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