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    Exclamation Advice please on whether this is a decent buy...

    its a 3 door Astra 2.0 SRi 16v in flame red... 2000 W reg

    small scratch apparently paintwork would cost about £45 (3 inch long key mark) !!!

    56k miles on the clock, FSH... full irmscher kit... 1 year mot...

    he paid 5250 for it last month (april 2005) and is selling it for £4500

    is this a good deal??

    Please help n00b ASTRA SRi wannabe !

    Please let me know if you want any more information about the car... i'll try my best

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    One other thing, does anyone here play golf? would the boot fit at least 2 golf bags and a trolley or 2?

    Thanks

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    The fact he's selling it so soon would worry me.

    Red is a dodgy colour with Vauxhalls, i've seen loads where the red fades really badly as it gets older.

    Go to parkers.co.uk to check the price but that doesn't particularly seem a bargain to me especially if you have to get key marks repaired.

    Oh and make sure the cambelt has been changed as well.

    All in all i would be sceptical.

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    Redundancy is the reason he is selling the car, and wants a van instead...

    cambelt was changed this year...

    22nd February at 52k miles



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    personally I wouldn't touch a flame red Vauxhall and also I'd be suspicious of somebody selling a car so soon after buying it.
    Vauxhall history - 13S | 14NV | C16XE | X20XEV

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    there are loads of astra's out there for sale! so look around, only you will know if its a good price, that sort of money it should be on a forecourt with 3-6 months warrenty, full history and no scratch's !!
    try and get a 2.2 SRi foir a little extra cash.
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    seelling it 2soon for me! but becarful the reds not pink aswell
    Drives - Phase 2 Astra Mk3 Gsi = 139.56 BHP with 138.81 Torque

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    Astra '01 1.8 SXI - 19's, Koni's, Irmscher everything! *SOLD*
    BMW '04 325 Sport

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    Judge the car on it's own merits, if you like it and it passes HPI etc then buy it, if you have any doubts then walk away.

    You'll need a garage reciept confirming the cambelt change, not just a stamp in the service book, you can then ring them to confirm what was done.

    As for the scratch, good paint work is not cheap, but you can knock some money off to get it repaired. £45 seems far too little to get a good job done, but I may be wrong.

    My mate looked round quite a few SRis before buying his, there's fewer good ones than crap & average ones for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff
    i know ive got one lol
    Drives - Phase 2 Astra Mk3 Gsi = 139.56 BHP with 138.81 Torque

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_mk3
    i know ive got one lol
    do you? i thought it was pink

    i wouldnt be too scared of a red car, just be prepared to work hard to keep it red. If the car is straight try and get him nearer 4k and it will start looking like a good deal
    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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