Hey all, long time no me.. but not only did I write of my MK4 in mid October, I also managed destroy my PC too
Anyway, all up and running, and after 2 months of fighting with Chruchill, they finally succumoned and I have my new Astra...
Now, I said all along that I preafe the MK4 shape to the MK5 shape..
Well, I may have changed my opnion after I went to sign for it, and say it on the back of the vehicle transport, black, shiny, lots of chrome...
sexy 16" alloy's, front spot lights and that big fat tailpipe..
I love it..
I will get some pics up ASAP... Basicly, what happned is this..
I bought the MK4 astra active in Jan04... brand new.. the RRP was 12.5k, my bro in law who works for Vauxhall got it me for just 8.5k... big saving, as with my wifes MK4 SXI, was 15k, she paid about 12k, this was like feb04..
anyway... Churchill wrote it off, as we all expected when you saw the pics of the crash, however they wouldnt do the new for old, claiming the MK4 was no longer available.. this went on for some time, and get this, at one point some lady called me up, said they had an Astra Club, nearly the same spec as my Active but not quite as good, but I had to pay an extra 2k to Chruchill to get it!!!
Can you believe that?!?! it was either that or an Astra expression! 1.4
So, 2 months of arguing, And finaly, we convinced them to buy a car through my brother in law... you see where I'm going??
I now have, A MK 5 Astra SXI Digital... and have only about 7.5k left to pay, as I am just continuing my original payments!
Comes with 6 cd changer, 7 speakers, electric/heated mirrors, sports steering wheel/seats/pedals and uprated lowered sports suspension, nice shiny big tailpipe, 16:Alloys, airbags allround, LCD display screen for things like radio text and cd text, board computer and stuff ( still trying to figure all that bit out, took me like an hour to work out how to put a cd in! )
Anyway.... just to say I'm dead happy with it.. and drives brilliantly..
as said, I'll get some pics up soon, and I hope I can still stay here even though it's a MK5
Also, if someone would be so kind to provide an email address, s ot hey can get the pics up on the board, as usually what happens is I'll post the links and then someone will do it for me anyway, but it would be nice if we could just get them on the thread..
Hope ya all well...