Cliff, I agree... I think it might of been driven hard, or was just poorly maintained by previous owner... judging by the amount of door dings, and rip int he driver seat and condition of the floor carpet I don't think maintenance was a high priority.
However, I am doing what I can to restore it back to like new condition.
I noted in the welcome thread, when I signed up it will also need a radiator fan. the bearing is making noise... so I had that ordered, and I did order a driver seat from a salvage yard out of New Hampshire.
Once I get it running to my standards, and for those curious as to my standards... I work in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and while most of the industry plays the quality card 50/50 to keep costs in check, I don't do that at my job, nor do I allow the team I supervise to do it either. I have a pretty strong conviction on QA.
Normally I would never buy a car in this condition with that kind of mileage on it... but my mom owned a G5 back in 07 and when I would go to visit I would run around in it... taking her shopping or whatever she needed, just so we could spend time together... for some reason that car left a major impression on me, much like the Mustang did back when I bought my first one in 1988 (Showing my age there a bit)
as I said, maintenance and small issues aside I love this little car. I am hoping to see it hit 250,000 miles before I finally decide to get rid of it... but in the mean time i will fix it up here and there... and keep it maintained.
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I think you should have posted this in the lounge.
Just so it is in the right thread I noted the radiator fan issue
See above ^^^^^