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    Red face Help im going to look at a zafira gsi today

    Hi please can someone tell me what sort of things i should ask or look out for as i havent got a clue its a 52 plate and done about 80,000 miles is that ok? im really nervous is there anything to look for when i drive it i have a zafira 1.8 so never driven a gsi before any help would be greatly apreciated thanks xx

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    You will notice the power difference straight away I did when I traded my 1.8 zaffy in. I'd be looking out for turbo wear if its done 80.000. When you put your foot down look in the rear view mirror for any smoke and also listen for any whining noise. Other than the turbo I couldn't really tell you what else to look out for. The turbo is the only major thing I have had to replace.

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    yep turbos are a real weak point on them, take a look under neath and up at the turbo to see if there is oil leaking out the bottom of it
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    With 80K on it I'd be looking at the service history, if I'm not wrong the cambelt should be changed every 40K. Also give the clutch a good test, as replacing them is not straight forward and can cost a bit if your not doing it yourself.

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    How did it go with the viewing?

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    thanks guys i bought the car it had good service history and recent cam belt it hasnt had a new turbo and doesnt seem to need one so im sure i will have to replace it soon but i fell in love with the car lol and managed to part ex my zaf so im happy can collect the car on sunday its got full leathers and a drop down dvd player built in. i drove it and noticed the difference in speed can't wait to get it now so excited thanks for your help guys x

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    do you want me to give it the once over when I am in the area soon? Can come out in my stage 3 one for comparison
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    hiya thanks for the offer its very kind of you but we have a friend who is a mechanic who is going to look at it for us its only the turbo that im worried about if he says it needs replacing i will be taking it back. its on auto trader if you want to look its £5295 at tf cars in leicestershire its silver 52 plate x

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    Morning,

    Congrats on your new purchase, looks really nice you won't be disapointed the GSi is a great car. Going to be a very long week though.


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    very nice zaffy


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