Look for a model/serial number plate. Without more clues though I can't really tell you much more. Many models had a number plate on the left side of the dash/inst. panel. Failing that look around the engine for clues, often there will be a plate on the engine which is a good place to start..........often they are covered in oil/grease.
If you could post a picture that would be the best way to start. As far as things to run away from, I don't think I've heard of too many that are absolute junk. While certain machines are prone to certain problems, what should be bought vs. what shouldn't is often dictated by your level of mechanical skill and pocket book.
This post was edited by Inno at 05:46:47 11/25/12.
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