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    Talking New... intruder...

    Hi there...

    Better not to say where I'm from before you guys start kicking me out of the commmunity...

    Ok ok... my name is Francisco and I come from Portugal (OMG..that's it ...)

    I lived in England for a couple of years, Ely Cambridgshire, where I was studying in one of those white collar schools.. Anyway, after I finished my A-levels I returned to Portugal.

    Here in Portugal the only Astra's G we have here are the 1.4i 16v, 1.6i16v and the famous Coupe turbo (oh, and also the diesel versions)

    I'm thinking of buying an Astra G 1.4i 16v Sport but before that, I want to know your opinions about it.

    Does it give much troubles? What kind of problems are there related to it ? (most common ones..)

    Just so that I can get the idea if it's worth buying one, or if after I buy it, it will give a lot of head aches.

    Cheers

    Francisco

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    i had a 1.4 astra as a courtesy car once

    pretty nippy for a 1.4
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    Welcome aboard mate
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    welcome to the site!

    good choice of car - nothing springs to mind when it comes to big problems with them, pretty reliable cars. just make sure to do the usual checks.
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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    Quote Originally Posted by H18OAB
    Welcome aboard mate



    welcome to the nut house, please keep arms, legs and all other limbs in the cart at all times
    Drives - Phase 2 Astra Mk3 Gsi = 139.56 BHP with 138.81 Torque

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    Welcome mate. 1.4 sounds good, reliable and practically bulletproof (don't test that theory though ) Can be tweaked quite nicely aswell.
    So....Sods law dictates bread will always land butter side down! A cat thrown out of a window will always land on it's feet. Take one cat, butter it's back and throw it out the window..What happens?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_mk3
    welcome to the nut house
    oh no, please dont let Rob see this thread
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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    tks for the warm welcoming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sten
    oh no, please dont let Rob see this thread
    hey sten see mat and rob?? whats the gen
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    I reckon you should get a one way ticket over here and buy a GSI Turbo and drive that back to portugal

    Quite a few guys with 1.4's on this forum, I can't think of any immediate problems.
    Just make sure it's been serviced, and check if it needs/or has had a new timing belt.

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