what year is it that has the hg problems.Make sure you ask about the headgasket, that is, if it has been replaced. Thats assuming it's a model/year that sufferers from the HG problems. What year RS is it? Ask when the timing belt was last done too? And have a look at it to make sure it was indeed changed.
I can't say what the exact range of years was, but I know the 00 did, since I own an 00, and had to replace the HG, as have many others. And, since the 01 is the exact same car, I sure it also suffers from HG failure. Anybody confirm the 01 HG issues?what year is it that has the hg problems.