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    The time has come, asta or no astra.

    Not posted here for a while now, mainly because ive been trying to make all the money i can do before i return back to college in sept.

    Im currently wanting to purchase my first car by the end of this month (first car of my own, ive been insured on my dads before now). I have managed to get together around £3k (minus insurance fees). Think ill have around £3700 altogether.

    Ive always wanted a astra mk4 but now it has come apparent that what im looking for (1.6 sxi in colour black or blue) wont come for the amount of money ive got. Therefore i was wondering what you guys suggest i do for? ive got no idea as all ive looked into had being astra's and everything out side of that is pretty much alien to me.

    Many Thanks

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    Plenty of good Mk4 astra SXi/sports for that sort of money mate.

    Other than that, my brother just bought a 1.6 Focus Zetec for around that money and I've got to say it's a great car.
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
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    Silver one here well in budget http://www.m1gst.com/vb/showthread.php?t=74449

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    auto traders a good place to look thats where i got mine from
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    for 3-4K you'll defo get a good deal on the car ur after. As Sten has already said - there's plenty about. where have u been looking? could be ur just lookin in the wrong place
    have ya been lookin for a nearly new model? that could be why.

    saying that almost £4k is one hell of a good chunk for a mid range mk4 so Id be surprised if u couldnt strike a good deal

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    i got my astra with 8750 legitimate miles on the clock for £3600

    there are definately good deals about

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    I think it is a case of me looking in the wrong places. Ive been looking alot on ebay and alot on auto trader.

    I was thinking of asking my dad to take me around a few of the local towns and city's to have a look in all the garages that sell 2nd hand cars to see what we can spot. Think this is a good idea or am i better buying straight from owner?

    For $4600 i could get a 03 astra mk4 sxi, but thats way over my limit. Im looking £3200 tops i think, do you think the colour in looking for is a problem, should i forget about colours?

    Thanks for the advice, keep it coming

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    keep looking mate, one will turn up, i was looking for about a month and a half (without a car) and eventually one came up at a good price, at a garage would you belive!, sometimes they dont realise the value of some cars so deals can be had at garages!
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    http://www.cargiant.co.uk/
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    Went to a few places today,

    i stopped by at the local carcraft and learned never to return in my life, the cars where terribly over priced, i really cudnt believe it.

    I also went to alot of local garages but didnt see anything appealing, only a few astra's and non of them where sxi's.

    Think this is gonna be alot harder than i expected and im just gonna have to keep my eyes open on ebay and autotrader.

    Just thought id keep you guys updated

    Thanks

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