Hi folks Went to look at an 8th Generation EX saloon today... 126k on the clock, looks tidy, leather is good, no rust around the sunroof, service history to 113k, 2 previous owners. Bodywork tidy with no real visabile marks or dings... although it's silver, so harder to spot minor scratches. Test drive went well, pulls nicely.. gave it some town driving and some dual carriageway and didn't pull either direction, stopped pretty well. MOT until Feb 2019. Satnav DVD is 2015, so it's been replaced at some point. Issues I found... front and rear parking sensors not working, front fog light cracked, needs a service and it's missing the space saver in the boot... it's got some mismatched full sized wheel with a nearly new tyre on it... But carpet doesn't sit flush. Front discs are badly lipped and pads are lowish. I've done some basic price checking and I think it's going to cost around £300-400 to sort all that out... car is priced at £3300 but from what I can tell it's been sat around their lot (right at the back when I got there) as it was originally priced at £4995. I was talking to them about price and trade in on my 2005 tourer EX... and the cheeky sods only offered me £150... So I walked away... I'd offered them £2700 plus mine and I thought £600 for mine was way too low, but it was near the upper end of my budget (I need to keep a few hundred in reserve for repairs and maintenance). I was gonna let them sit on it until next week.. and if the car is still there... Offer £2900 and I'll undertake repairs... TBH, I wouldn't want them to carry out a service as I don't know that it's been done right with the correct oil and filter... I'd also want to do a gearbox oil change at the same time. Does that sound like a reasonable offer to you? I know I was concerned about the whole DPF thing, but having spoken to others and done some more research... having it professionally cleaned isn't a major expense £200-300, and a brand new one is £650 plus fitting... so not the £1500 I've seen others saying they were charged (obviously aftermarket parts).. So the DPF isn't going to be a problem in my opinion... and the extra MPG's a saloon will give me, plus the 40 a year saving on road tax have swung me over. But my budget is only £3300 right now, and I need some in reserve for doing the brakes and a service, plus any extra insurance and of course road tax (I pay by DD these days).. The parking sensors can wait a month or two... or if they're the same, I can swap out some of the rears to test the fronts and get one set working and fix the others later... But TBH having parking sensors isn't something I will be ultra worried about fixing immediately. I've never them before, so won't miss them and the reversing camera works perfectly well.