|Buyers Guide - What to look out for
This is intended as a starting point of what to look out for when buying a Cortina. Take someone
with you, it's always handy to have someone there to provide a unbiased opinion even if they are
not mechanically minded.
I would recommend against buying a car without viewing it. It's amazing what pictures can hide.
Good bodywork is preferable to good mechanics. It can be very expensive to repair extensive rust
especially if you're unable to weld.
Be aware that a tatty car with rust around the edges often hides other surprises when you start
to look under the surface. An owner that has neglected small problems may have also skipped
or bodged other problems rather than fixing them properly.
I hope that this is of some use to you, and good luck Cortina hunting.