Hi folks ,
My names Alistair and I may be on here a bit if the next few days go OK. Normally I'm an MR2 man (the Mk1 and Supercharger) but I have need of another car as a run about and the Coupe has always appealed - its built like a tank and has ageless looks.
I went to look at one this afternoon, a beautiful green 1993 2l 16v with 119K on the clock - the dealer wants £1000 which seems quite reasonable. I am going to test drive tommorow as it was absolutely chucking it down this afternoon. Its giving all the positive vibes and subject to a test drive and a look underneath to check everything is fine then I really want to buy it. On top of this the dealer said he would put a new MOT on it if I paid for that (i.e. if it fails he either pays out to fix it or I walk away).
There is only one thing I am suspicious about - with the key in the first position all the lights come up and then go out one by one as you would expect - all that is except the top two lights on the dash - the red stop warning light and the red temp indicator (looks like a thermometer in the water). Once you start her up then these lights go out, but this doesnt seem normal. Common sense dictates that this is not a serious problem or they would have stayed on, but what do these lights mean?
Anyone with experience of this car and/or an owners manual could really help me out here.