RATTLES AND CREAKS
A squeak over speed bumps that appears to emanate from behind the dashboard means worn front upper wishbone bushes; they last about 50k miles and it’s best to avoid cheap replacements. Lower wishbone bushes should last until 80k miles. Rear arm bushes will likely need doing around the same time, and listen out for a rattle over bumps that point to tired anti-roll bar bushes and drop links. Hard-driven cars will get through pads and discs but there are no inherent problems, Ensure ABS and traction control lights aren’t glowing as electronic niggles aren’t uncommon. Official recalls related to brake pipe and suspension issues so ensure these have been dealt with, and check the condition of alloy wheels, as the design makes them susceptible to kerb damage.