The vehicle appeared mechanically sound but engineers attention was drawn to non original sealant applied to the inner LH rear wing (quarter panel). Further investigation revealed
The vehicle had been subject to an impact to the LH side which has resulted in replacement of the LH rear wing, LH rear door & rear bumper.
Faults within the repaired area included
Unpainted filler/primer to LH rear upper wing/roof section.
Paint chip to rear wing during bumper fitment
Thin or no paint coverage to inner rear wheel arch
Poorly applied sealant to various rear wing panel joints including to inner wing, rear panel and wheel arch.
Water trapped in boot shut sealant
Overspray to LH sill panel
Light corrosion to LH rear door hinge
LH rear door sats out ahead of the rear wing leaving a small but obvious lip
Internal trims poorly refited and or damaged.
Whilst is it not unusual for a vehicle to have had previous accident repairs. This vehicle however would not nowingly be sold on a main dealers forcourt due to its age and repair history. The vehicle was over valued as a result and could have led to costly repairs in the near future as the repairs deteriorated.