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    Question astra bi fuel

    Theres a 2003 dual astra im interested in for £3695

    80,000 miles, Black, 5 Door Black, Factory Fitted LPG DUAL FUEL, Mot Jun 09, Tax Dec 08, 80K Full Vauxhall Service History, Timing belt changed, 2 owner, Cruise Control, Rear Spoiler, 16" Alloys, Tow Bar, Electric windows, Electric Mirrors, Air Con, R/C/L, 2 keys, CD player, Front Fog lights, Colour coded bumpers, colour coded mirrors, HPI Clear with report. Very Good condition inside and out. Priced To sell. £3,695.


    Will only cost me £15 to do 200 miles as well,

    What you guys think? Would this car give me loads of hassle or are they quite reliable?

    Thanks
    Aaron

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    It'll be a bit more than £15 for 200 miles...my factory converted 1.6 16v SXi (is the one in the piccy a 1.8 16v?) does about 280 miles for £24-£25, max 300-330 out of a tank of LPG., the 1.8 would be a little worse than that. Remember it runs 75% as efficient on LPG compared to petrol so it doesn't work out quite as cheap as 55-60p per litre.

    I've had mine since new (2002, 02 plate), aside from a few niggles on the LPG side of things under warranty when I got it I've been more than happy with the car. LPG burns cleaner than petrol so your oil stays cleaner for longer and hence lower engine wear than an equivalent petrol car.

    My only suggestion is that you ensure you have access to a garage (or if you are rich a dealership) who can service/maintain/repair the LPG side of things, otherwise if anything was to need done you may be stuck. Also worth checking you can actually buy LPG nearby too

    Unsure if you get the same cheaper car tax on the 1.8 upwards, my 1.6 is currently £125 per annum.

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