I bought this AX a month or so back as I always wanted a Forte. Essentially a GTI without the engine and some other performance bits, it is however really well specced for an AX and has the following:
-Engine temp gauge
-Electric front windows
-Rev Counter etc...
The car itself was owned by an old lady for a decade or so and she passed away, meaning the car was offered for sale, and I got it. It runs fine on all roads and as per normal AXs, sips fuel. I probably am an idiot for offering it for sale but blaring up and down the motorway every day in it isn't my thing.
So the good things:
Car has 6 or so months MOT
Bodykit al present and largely undamaged.
All electrics work with the exception of the foglights
Heater is intensely strong
Engine runs well, pulls well all the way through all gears, and sits at 70-75 without a care in the world
Interior is very tidy
Had a rear brake overhaul earlier this year
Fuel economy is superb
Holds temperature well, does go to 100 quite quickly but stays there.
Bodywork is largely very straight but paint has marks all over it
OAP owner shut the garage door on the bonnet at some stage, not really any visible damage but opening the bonnet fouls the panel between it and the windscreen. Still opens though!
Some rust appearing on drivers side under the kit. Never mentioned on MOTs though, even though the rear arch desperately needs doing. Or just leave the kit on and hope it doesn't get picked up
Wheels need a respray
Ride seems a touch crashy for an AX around town, settles up well on motorways though.
Think the old owner hit something as the front bumper has come off a mount on the passenger side corner, but it isn't hanging off.
One exhaust mount has gone AWOL.
Still, an original Forte is a rare thing now.
I'm in two minds about selling it to be honest as its great for commuting, but I just fancy something a bit more substantial as darting between lorries and the appalling drivers on the M4 in Berkshire gets a bit unnerving in something made out of 600kg of material.
Here is some photos of the day I got it, 800 miles ago.
Price is a firm £295.
I might be open to a swap plus cash (either way) if you have an old French diesel with MOT on offer.
Any questions just fire away.