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    thoughts and advice please...

    hey all,

    this is going to be a long one i think...

    right basically i want a new car as im fed up with mine, its bringing me bad luck. but i do not want to move from astra's . im after a 1.8 and after several deals falling through and trying to sort things out nothing has happened.

    but, i have found a 1.8 16v, 3dr silver astra, its 99 plate and has 104k with service history, 12 months mot and 6 months tax. talking to the guy trying to sort a deal. (trade sale)

    currently i have a 1.6 16v sxi, 3dr flame red, 2000 reg, and has 62k with untill last, a full vaux history. has 2 months tax a 8 months mot.

    i have done loads of mods etc but keeping most for my new car.

    the deal we are thinking of is, a straight swap standard for standard. and giving me around £600 on top...

    then in the future i could do an engine change, and at the moment it only put my insurance up £9 so...

    am i getting a good deal?i think i am, i know i am going back on car value, but really want a silver 3dr 1.8. 100k is low for an astra ecotec engine. and i could really do with the money right now. plus with summer coming up i dont wanna wax my car every day so it doesnt fade...

    all advice welcome...
    ASTRA COUPE 2.2 16V, FULL CAT BACK EXHAUST AND DBLIAS FLOWMASTER KIT!

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    as long as the car is in good nick and the engine is ok as far as you can tell i cant see why not, seems pretty good deal, basically getting £600 for a year older car with more miles but the engine you want?

    personally tho id say if you can hold on wait for a newer post2001 1.8 with the Z18XE so you can get it to regal have a remap and have 140bhp straight away, but that all depends on what you can get for your car and what you have to spend (i just p/x'd my 1.8 in for £2700 so they dont go for much now)
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    I got a silver 1.8 sri for sale.. 2003 model 47,500 miles.. few mods on it already.. looking for 4,500 for it.. ... sorry for the shameless plug..

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    that sounds like a good deal to me, i dont think you will find a much better one tbh
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    I shouldnt be saying it but i just need rid of it.. I bought a new car thinking I would sell the astra easily but it wont shift. So its down to 4,500 now. In the for sale section for more info.

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