Afternoon guys, discovered this site this morning and have been reading around for around 3 hours, alot of useful and entertaining information on here. I finally decided to register and see what help you guys could offer me, as you seem to have a huge amount of knowledge about astra's(and cars in general).
Here is my current situation, im 18 and looking into closing a deal on an astra mk4 in silver. Will be my first car, not because i haven’t been able to afford one before, just because i wanted to save enough to work on the car when i get it(i often get hooked on improving things i own). Reason i went for the astra mk4 is because my dad has one and ive been insured on it when he's been on holiday about 4 times.
I have a few () questions and id be extremely thankful if you guys could help me out.
Firstly, regarding a body kit i could put on the astra. As im only a college student my bank balance is low, ive been looking at this kit off eBay at £200+postage.
( http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VAUXHALL-ASTRA-MK4-BODY-KIT-BARGAIN_W0QQitemZ8068577377QQcategoryZ72207QQrdZ1Q QcmdZViewItem )
How much would the colouring (spraying) of this kit cost?
How much would the fitting cost and where could it be done?
Also is the kit going to look naff on the car without it being lowered?
Secondly ive been looking at rear (tail) lights for the astra MK4's, I think these ones look very nice but cant find anywhere that has them in stock, the ones in the eBay link are damaged so not really wanting to get them.
( http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4643939815&rd=1&sspage name=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1 )
Thirdly ive been looking into other things such as tints, alloys and mirrors.
How is it to buy and get tints applied on astra MK4's?
Any recommendation on affordable alloys and tyres?
Again any recommendation on mirrors and where to purchase them?
Cant really express how useful help on these subjects will be, ill just say the help is very much appreciated.