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Re: Head gasket replacement on an Astra 1.8
« Reply #45 on: 20 March 2019, 21:39:02 »

Nice looking vectra (tractor juice edition) life base spec  ave 50MPG  :y Bristol 112k retail

Signum DESIGN (nice spec ) clicky Bristol only 85k ,new mot some advisories though on MOT and a dent on wing

plenty of sub 1000 vauxhalls about
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Re: Head gasket replacement on an Astra 1.8
« Reply #46 on: 21 March 2019, 16:24:11 »

Nice looking vectra (tractor juice edition) life base spec  ave 50MPG  :y Bristol 112k retail

Signum DESIGN (nice spec ) clicky Bristol only 85k ,new mot some advisories though on MOT and a dent on wing

plenty of sub 1000 vauxhalls about
Thanks for the cars, Dave. Keep them coming! Wife says 2004 is a bit old, but the 2004 Astra I bought was not rusty, just neglected with a sump full of sludge.
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Re: Head gasket replacement on an Astra 1.8
« Reply #47 on: 21 March 2019, 16:42:59 »

You either by older/higher mileage cars for chips or you buy a nearly new car that needs next to no work. A pre registered Insignia is sub 14k and will last longer than all the 16 dogs you'll buy for the same money.

If you can afford to, then at least buy summat half decent and get the kids to buy their own transport. It will do you all the world of good.  ;)
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Re: Head gasket replacement on an Astra 1.8
« Reply #48 on: 21 March 2019, 21:49:43 »

You either by older/higher mileage cars for chips or you buy a nearly new car that needs next to no work. A pre registered Insignia is sub 14k and will last longer than all the 16 dogs you'll buy for the same money.

If you can afford to, then at least buy summat half decent and get the kids to buy their own transport. It will do you all the world of good.  ;)
I suspect you're right about buying a decent car, my wife certainly thinks so. Where would I buy a pre-registered Insignia for 14K? My sister, by he way, is buying an ex-Mobility Corsa 3 years old for 11K.
Only Insignia I ever drove was a hire car that brought our Canadian cousins here. I couldn't find the handbrake and had to enquire where it was. I think it turned out to be electric. Was it an Insignia you brought to the Omega meeting where we met?
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Re: Head gasket replacement on an Astra 1.8
« Reply #49 on: 21 March 2019, 22:17:30 »

It was, possibly the 4x4 estate...

Anyway, the example I suggested is at Picador Vauxhall Lyndhurst. It's on their website and having walked past it at the weekend it had 14,995 splattered across the side of it as a '68 pre registered offer...

https://www.picadorplc.co.uk/vauxhall/offers/pre-reg/insignia/insignia-offer

If you don't need a big car, you can get a brand new Viva for 7,995 :y
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Re: Head gasket replacement on an Astra 1.8
« Reply #50 on: 23 March 2019, 09:55:17 »

I returned to Culham yesterday, to play golf and table tennis with old chums, after a 6 month absence due to ill health. I was cheered talking to Malcolm Kear, whose Jaguar had failed MOT due to rust in cills. Car cost him 3k a year ago, and the repair cost him 650.
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