Hello everybody, just acquired a 2000 1.7 Silver with 70,000 miles on the clock. I had the same model a few years ago, and have regretted it rusting away from under me and scrapping it ever since. This time around I intend to spend whatever it takes to keep it on the road. It is fairly rust free, with immaculate arches, but the sills need closer inspection. Have discarded the spare wheel and tray, and unsurprisingly the ride seems even higher. I'm considering lowering front and rear by 40mmm, but a local mechanic has just put some doubt in my mind by saying the handling will suffer. I'm open to members' input on this issue. Oh, I'm from the Burnley area, so if you spot a middle aged man with a bald head and a wide moustache (picture Bronson) give me a toot.