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    Astra 1.8 Coupe, any good?

    Hey guys, im new to the forum.

    Ive just got id of my 2.2 Vectra Sri, and am thinking of going to a 1.8 astra coupe, no higher than a 1.8 though cause of insurance and financial reasons.

    I was just wondering what the pro's and cons are for them, and if they need a lot of maintenance?

    and what sort of price realistically i should be looking to pay, im after one with 35k or less on the clock really?

    Cheers,
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    Hey Pal
    I'm in the same boat as you, I'm looking at buying a coupe 1.8

    They are good reliable cars as far as I know, just like most vauxhall astras
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    i had a 2.0 hatch and now i got a 1.8 cabby, i love the 1.8 tbh, the ratio for getting up the speed and the top end is alot better i think compared to the 2.0 hatch i had! think its quick getting up there, and am not upset about the top speed either! Good engine i think

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    cheers mate. any common faults or things to look for when i go to view one?

    at about price? ive seen a few at the 4k mark, that about right?

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    yeah that sounds about right, depends on the year and the miles and condition of them mate but yeah sounds right!
    The cabby i have got is runnin fine mate, power sounder was getting low on batteries tho so thats the only problem i have had on it, but fixed that and there nothing wrong with it now. runs nice and smooth

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    Just check that the cambelt has been done in the last 40,000miles.
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    i have a 1.8 coupe and love it to bits powers also good i got 134bhp on the rolling road but i want more power
    astra coupe bertone on 18" pro race 1.2s now on coilovers

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    got a 1.8 coupe aswel and its a really good car.....prices fro them now are unreal...value for money!

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    nice one guys cheers.

    Just got to find one with the right mileage and near to me now then!

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    I sold my 1.8 coupe 2004/54 with 36k on clock last september (4month ago) and got £4300 for it private sale.

    Car was mint condition (only a few little marks)......

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