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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #165 on: 04 November 2018, 12:17:39 »

They certainly should.When I told my dad I'd passed my test and all I needed then was a car he looked at me and said "You look like saving up then don't you?"So that's what I did and finished up with a used  MkII Consul from a car sales place for 38!
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #166 on: 04 November 2018, 16:39:09 »

I looked at the first cars that son and daughter bought but they had to pay for ,em. My daughter bought all my grandkids first cars. ::)
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #167 on: 04 November 2018, 18:31:52 »

They certainly should.When I told my dad I'd passed my test and all I needed then was a car he looked at me and said "You look like saving up then don't you?"So that's what I did and finished up with a used  MkII Consul from a car sales place for 38!
Quite right too... My only cluster opps was to borrow money to do it... A slippery slope if ever there was  :-X
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #168 on: 04 November 2018, 20:32:26 »

I looked at the first cars that son and daughter bought but they had to pay for ,em. My daughter bought all my grandkids first cars. ::)


I bought my first car with some of the compensation I had from breaking my leg 7 years earlier. Thirty years later, the car is long gone and my leg still hurts, so that was a shitty deal :-\
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #169 on: 14 November 2018, 20:32:35 »

I have bought one Astra, sorted it, handed it over to son Jonny, he loves it, success. I bought a second, no MOT, for my daughter, but during the MOT emission test it began to rattle and has wrecked its engine. The Astra seems like a fine car, not at all small, I think my duaghtter might settle for something smaller. What about a Corsa?
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #170 on: 14 November 2018, 21:34:08 »

Don't give up on that astra just yet Terry   ;)
finding a corsa that has not been neglected could be a task
(women and learner driver cars)
with the sump off and cleaned ,you will see what your looking at  :y
If it where me , i'd just continue till the astra was sorted ,even if that was a head off,new rings rebuild (rings can be done engine in car ) parts are cheap ,rest of the car is sorted now anyway  :-\
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #171 on: 15 November 2018, 07:18:38 »

Probably unwisely, I drove rhe Astra 2 miles home, and only just mde it. Afte a mile it was stiffening up and would have stalled without throttle. The oil, now I have seen it, could explain everything. It rattled like a can of naila. In getting off the exhaust I had to use an angle grinder on one of the cat to downpipe nuts. I am assuming this car is a wreck but I want to see the strainer.
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #172 on: 15 November 2018, 08:00:19 »

Doesn't sound too good but will be interesting to see what you find.
If the rest of the vehicle's sound you could always source another engine. Plenty of them get scrapped with perfectly good mechanicals.
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #173 on: 15 November 2018, 18:50:39 »

Doesn't sound too good but will be interesting to see what you find.
If the rest of the vehicle's sound you could always source another engine. Plenty of them get scrapped with perfectly good mechanicals.
Thanks for the suggestion. I have never changed an engine, amd am nervous of attempting to do so. I am more inclined to buy another Astra H 1.6, stripping this one for spares, and scrapping it.
Can anyone advise me of the language of Astras; I see advertised Design, Envoy, Club and SXi versions.
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #175 on: 15 November 2018, 20:13:43 »

Thanks That tells me that Design is better than Club, and Elite is better still. The two I am watching are Life and SXi. Any idea where they fit in?
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #176 on: 15 November 2018, 20:23:33 »

I think Life is the base model (wheel trims etc) and SXi is usually the one that looks sporty but isn't (Alloys, boot spoiler, sport style seats) but otherwise standard.
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #177 on: 15 November 2018, 20:26:35 »

I think Life is the base model (wheel trims etc) and SXi is usually the one that looks sporty but isn't (Alloys, boot spoiler, sport style seats) but otherwise standard.
Sri is the sporty one...
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #178 on: 15 November 2018, 20:34:29 »

Doesn't sound too good but will be interesting to see what you find.
If the rest of the vehicle's sound you could always source another engine. Plenty of them get scrapped with perfectly good mechanicals.
Thanks for the suggestion. I have never changed an engine, amd am nervous of attempting to do so. I am more inclined to buy another Astra H 1.6, stripping this one for spares, and scrapping it.
Can anyone advise me of the language of Astras; I see advertised Design, Envoy, Club and SXi versions.
Looking on e-bay, good Astra H engines come at 345. For a car that cost me 331 that route looks unattractive.
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #179 on: 15 November 2018, 20:37:19 »

Then perhaps your next 350 purchase will have at least 6 months MoT ::)
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