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    My miracle on X-Mas Eve = Finding a pair of jump leads!

    Despite the fact that this topic may have been raised several times beforehand (though I can't find it); I need to find out where the best place is to get a new battery for my Mk4 2001 Astra SXi.

    Interestingly enough, it chose to kick the bucket at the best possible time. Imagine if you will:

    - Christmas Eve 8pm (last night!), stunning female passenger in the passenger seat eager to get home to the ghetto province of Ilford ....I turn the key.....and nothing!!

    No idea how I managed to buy jump leads at 8.30pm on X-Mas Eve since damn near everything was closed & no one in that car park bothered to help! Suffice to say, not a comfortable situation for me to be in, thankfully she was rather forgiving....

    Oh and Merry Christmas to all & have a Happy New Year!
    AM4N S. KANG
    "Happy Chappy with an Astra!"
    Drives: Midnight Black 2001 Vauxhall Astra SXi

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    Vauxhalls will be your best bet for a new battery and probably the cheapest if you ask for one of their 'GO' batterys
    The truth is always the truth even if you haven't realised it yet...

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    Merry Christmas!
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    think thats bad...

    sat at home on my own as my familt aren't xmas people sad to say! (presonal reason ) i get a txt from my best friend hayley inviting me round her house, and dam she is stunning...

    off i trot in my coupe, i look down and damm i need petrol. where is open xmas day? tried 4 stations all closed, on my way to the 5th... half way up the slip road -- - - - - -- i run out of fuel!

    luckily after an hour of phone calls my mate in his ACT came out and rescued me!

    i only just got home now. so now its off to the ladies house! second time lucky ey!
    ASTRA COUPE 2.2 16V, FULL CAT BACK EXHAUST AND DBLIAS FLOWMASTER KIT!

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    lol - Well our stories have at least 2 things in common:

    A stunning girl & a happy ending! I'm gonna assume you have a happy ending too, by which I mean: GOOD LUCK!!

    Going to head off to Halfords & Motorworld tomorrow to compare batteries, I doubt I'll need anything to powerful as the car is pretty much factory standard with a 12" sub in the back.
    AM4N S. KANG
    "Happy Chappy with an Astra!"
    Drives: Midnight Black 2001 Vauxhall Astra SXi

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    **** buying a battery from Halfords, youll need to buy some KY for lubricant first. As Lee GSi said local Vauxhall dealer will be cheaper.

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    The Roundabout,
    Staines Road (A30),
    Bedfont,
    Middlesex,
    TW14 8RY

    Strangely enough the petrol station, where I picked up my jump leads, is right next to this Vauxhall dealership!
    AM4N S. KANG
    "Happy Chappy with an Astra!"
    Drives: Midnight Black 2001 Vauxhall Astra SXi

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