2010 1.4 petrol VTR+ buying advice

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My Name: Tony_37

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Model: C3 2013-2017 Facelift A51
Year: 2013 (13)
Engine Size: 1.2
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 30000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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Hello,

I'm new to the forum but looking to replace my old 2004 C3 1.4 Desire (120,000 miles) with a 2010 C3 1.4 petrol VTR+ (41,000). I'm reasonably good with carrying out my own maintenence - discs, pads, oil and filter - that sort of level.
Can anyone give me some pointers as to what I should look out for? Is the timing belt an issue at 10 years and 41k miles for instance? It also has a panoramic windscreen - any problems with those?

Many thanks in advance.
Tony
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
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Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 140000
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Tony_37 wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:24 am Hello,

I'm new to the forum but looking to replace my old 2004 C3 1.4 Desire (120,000 miles) with a 2010 C3 1.4 petrol VTR+ (41,000). I'm reasonably good with carrying out my own maintenence - discs, pads, oil and filter - that sort of level.
Can anyone give me some pointers as to what I should look out for? Is the timing belt an issue at 10 years and 41k miles for instance? It also has a panoramic windscreen - any problems with those?

Many thanks in advance.
Tony
Hi Tony,

If you have done your own maintenance on the 2004, you won't find much difference on the 2010.

It's good to change the timing belt and its associated parts at 10 years for peace of mind.

I am not aware of any huge issues with the panoramic screen.

Getting a hpi check and a full service history check is paramount.
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