Use this thread to discuss things to look out for when buying a 'new' N16. (For DCi/Diesel specific problems see here - http://www.almeraownersclub.com/threads/n16-buyers-guide-things-to-look-for-2-2-dci.39572/) Timing Chains Petrols can suffer from stretched timing chains so listen out for rattles or poor starting/stalling. Usually cam shaft position sensor is the cause of the symptoms and a new sensor may help, but if the chain is actually stretched it won't, and a new chain will be needed. Source: http://almeraownersclub.com/threads/cam-chain-horror-stories-clarification-please.40636/ Gear boxes Some also have faulty gearboxes, but that's mainly if they havnt been topped up as the filler hole is too low. Headlights Recall on headlights on phase 2 (2003+). Early type but best check with Nissan with the Reg before you buy the car). Rear calipers Often prone to seizing. A quick strip and re grease the pads and slide pins often works, but sometimes a new seal kit if needed too. Seal kits can be picked up for around £30 and are not too tricky to do it yourself. Rust Tailgate, spots at the bottom of the glass. Behind the numberplate. Back ends of the sills. Crossmember, these can be excessive. How bad it can be, and changing it - http://almeraownersclub.com/threads/n16-crossmember.23877/ If you think or know of any more feel free to post and I'll add it to the list .