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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #105 on: 26 October 2018, 17:25:43 »

or an 06 silver 1.6 twinport 12 MONTHS MOT 83k

850.00 clicky


just examples of what is out there  :y
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #106 on: 26 October 2018, 17:29:08 »

or an 06 silver 1.6 twinport 12 MONTHS MOT 83k

850.00 clicky


just examples of what is out there  :y
That's the model with the dodgy flywheel.
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #107 on: 26 October 2018, 17:38:39 »

or an 06 silver 1.6 twinport 12 MONTHS MOT 83k

850.00 clicky


just examples of what is out there  :y
That's the model with the dodgy flywheel.
next door has one,127k now ,never had clutch or DMF issues
he gets through quite a few driver side wing mirrors though  ::)  ;D
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #108 on: 26 October 2018, 17:53:07 »

He may have had it in for a replacement dmf, which Vauxhall ended up doing for free (after about 12 months of changing the clutches). Somewhere, in the bowels of this forum, is the bulletin number for the job. Mark kindly gave it to me at the time.
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #109 on: 26 October 2018, 18:11:43 »

He may have had it in for a replacement dmf, which Vauxhall ended up doing for free (after about 12 months of changing the clutches). Somewhere, in the bowels of this forum, is the bulletin number for the job. Mark kindly gave it to me at the time.
ah , so it may have been done before he got it  :y
Good information Mr STEMO  :)
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #110 on: 26 October 2018, 18:14:25 »

Boot it in FWD and it just rattles your dash to bits, with zero steering ability, I find it quite unpleasant to drive a FWD quickly.
I suspect you've never driven a properly quick FWD. Or if you have, not driven it very well. They can be very rewarding to drive quickly.


My issue with them is the quick ones tend to be sprung in such a way my spine gives out after a short time.  Sadly, though, BMW are leading a trend to (unnecessarily) do similar with RWD :(
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #111 on: 26 October 2018, 19:45:44 »

or an 06 silver 1.6 twinport 12 MONTHS MOT 83k

850.00 clicky


just examples of what is out there  :y
That's the model with the dodgy flywheel.
Which models had dodgy dual mass flywheels? I thought they were only a problem on diesels.
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #112 on: 26 October 2018, 19:59:52 »

or an 06 silver 1.6 twinport 12 MONTHS MOT 83k

850.00 clicky


just examples of what is out there  :y
That's the model with the dodgy flywheel.
Which models had dodgy dual mass flywheels? I thought they were only a problem on diesels.

Astra H 1.6 petrols. But, of course, you would know on a test drive whether it had been sorted or not.
Anyone would think we were talking a 20,000 investment here.
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #113 on: 26 October 2018, 20:54:57 »

or an 06 silver 1.6 twinport 12 MONTHS MOT 83k

850.00 clicky


just examples of what is out there  :y
That's the model with the dodgy flywheel.
Which models had dodgy dual mass flywheels? I thought they were only a problem on diesels.

Astra H 1.6 petrols. But, of course, you would know on a test drive whether it had been sorted or not.
Anyone would think we were talking a 20,000 investment here.
Which years? Hopefully any used car would have been sorted.
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #114 on: 26 October 2018, 23:22:27 »

or an 06 silver 1.6 twinport 12 MONTHS MOT 83k

850.00 clicky


just examples of what is out there  :y
That's the model with the dodgy flywheel.
Which models had dodgy dual mass flywheels? I thought they were only a problem on diesels.

Astra H 1.6 petrols. But, of course, you would know on a test drive whether it had been sorted or not.
Anyone would think we were talking a 20,000 investment here.
Which years? Hopefully any used car would have been sorted.
Like all the Omegas were ::)
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #115 on: 26 October 2018, 23:30:14 »

My sister has a 1.6 astra H that shes had from a year old and has not had any issues with the DMF. although it seems as though the ECU might not be long for this world..
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #116 on: 27 October 2018, 21:26:25 »

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2005-55-Vauxhall-Astra-1-6i-Design-Twinport-5dr-12-MONTHS-MOT/123430434812?hash=item1cbd06f7fc:g:rRYAAOSwyEdbxiEQ
Interesting car, but loudspeakers silent. Probably plug at the back of the radio I suppose, but might be dead radio output. Any comments?
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #117 on: 27 October 2018, 21:27:29 »

I would be more concerned about how it runs and drives :-X
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #118 on: 27 October 2018, 21:42:23 »

Looks beat up, Id personally spend a bit more on a decent example.
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #119 on: 28 October 2018, 09:08:30 »

Looks beat up, Id personally spend a bit more on a decent example.
Does indeed, then again so did both of mine (Gs not Hs). I'd still stick with the G myself, less advanced so easier to fix.

Also don't get taken in by the half leather seat thing if it matters. Design models of all Vauxhall types of this age have half cloth half plastic seats and are susceptible to increased wear depending on the seat bolster design. Vectras are worse than Astras in this respect.

If it was me, I'd be looking at https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2003-Vauxhall-Opel-Astra-2-2i-16v-2003MY-Bertone-Edition-RARE-CAR-LOVELY-DRIVE/163303149900?hash=item2605a0514c:g:ZK4AAOSwSVdbu5E8:rk:5:pf:0.

or this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vauxhall-Opel-Astra-1-6i-16v-Twinport-2004-Sport/223191801718?hash=item33f7449f76:g:qosAAOSwmNlbxcz5:rk:7:pf:0

or this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-Vauxhall-Astra-1-6-LS-85k-NEW-MOT/273514023215?hash=item3faeb4c92f:g:4u4AAOSwKwhbyH~e:rk:24:pf:0
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