I’ve just been offered a 2004 NB 1.8 5spd for £1,400. Spec as follows.

74,000 miles with FSH, belts and whatnot done at 62k. MOT until March ‘17 - it failed on 17th Feb ‘16 due to ;

“nearside rear Vehicle structure has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings floor (6.1.B.2)

nearside rear Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is excessively corroded inner sill to floor (5.2.6)


rear Anti-roll bar rubber mounting deteriorated resulting in excessive movement [D] (2.4.G.2)“

This was apparently all rectified by 19th Feb ‘16 when it was retested with no fails or advisories.


There’s bubbles of rust at the top of the rear arches, likely eventually requiring new panels R & L. Otherwise it’s very clean and the interior is immaculate. 2 owners. Had the rag top replaced 2years ago for a new unit with the heated glass rear window.


Sorry for awful pics. NP?