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Hello, i am considering buying an SC (budget £8000 approx), yet have some concerns indicated below:

1. What MPG can one expect (mixed driving)?

2. What month and year did the tax increase?

3. I have heard of early suspension issues, what month and year did these become resolved (if at all?)

4. Any major issues to be wary of from a purchase and ownership viewpoint?

Thank you.

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I get around 25MPG poodling about, and around 30MPG on a long run across France. You can easily knock it down to low 20s with a heavy right foot, but I've never seen it go any lower than that

Mine is an early 2002 and I get the cheaper tax.

Suspension on mine is a bit hard, but nothing as bad as I was LED to believe. It's not a track car, so don't expect Porsche/Lotus levels of handling :)

Only faults I've had are with the Tyre Pressure Management System (TPMS). Warning lights when the sensors fail, which are apparenlty every 5 years or so. I've replaced mine and all works perfectly now. Others have disabled this feature, but I see it as safety.

Other than that, I've added a Dension iPod adapter which s great.

Hope you get one, it's a great vehicle. £8k should get you a reasonable example. I've got the later wheels on mine which makes the car look a bit more 'current'.

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