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    It's amazing what a bit of TLC will do... (56k run!)

    My to housemates Mark and Pete spent a little time yesterday and today cleaning up Mark's Mk4 LS. Considering it has nearly 90k on the clock, is a late 2001 car, and spends half it's life in Dublin, and is washed maybe twice a year, I think they did a pretty good job:




    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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    it does look tidy.
    wots with the TDK badge on the dash?

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    He's a contractor for TDK, so that badge prevents the car getting clamped in TDK's carpark.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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    rite it makes sense.

    its nice to see any car looking in near show room condition regardless of age/value.
    i work on so many cars that have just been negelected and their owners complain when they get there repair bill, when with simple maintainence it could have been avioded.

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    thats exactly what my car looked like when i bought it

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    The car has been in his possession for just over 2.5 years, he got it with 25k on the clock. Now has just shy of 90k. Amazingly, only items it's needed is two brake discs, 4 tyres, 2 sets of front pads, oil and filter changes, a timing belt change, and a replacement EGR gasket. Not bad for 65k of motoring.

    It's also got less rust on it than my 2003 car. But then again, his is a Ellesmere Port built car, mine's an Opel built one.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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