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    Hello to everyone - My 2.2L SRi

    Well hello to you all, im new here, and thought before i tell you my story, I would introduce myself, so my names Michael, and I will be an Astra owner in couple of weeks, so im on here most nights gathering good tips and info.

    So basically my brother bought this car in 2003, an Astra mk4 2001 (Y reg) 2.2L SRi in Black, absolutely loved it, but one day on his way home on the motorway the engine decided it had enough, and bang it went.

    However it was still under warrenty so off it went to Vauxhall for a brand spanking new engine to be fitted, good times, but a month or so after that he had to sell it, wanting to keep it in the family my 84 year old Grandpa stepped up and offered him the cash!

    So for the past 4 years he has been pootling around town at 30MPH doing his local shopping etc, keeping it serviced on the exact service dates and myself keeping it in tip top condition for him as I am a valeter, the Astra was kept in great shape.

    Unfortunately recently he passed away, and again wanting to keep the car in the family I was offered the Astra, so in two weeks I will be able to pick it up and start my journey with it. I have absolutely no intention on selling the car, I want to keep it for as long as possible, it now only has 40,000 miles on the engine, so nice and healthy

    The plans
    - Remove tow bar
    - Remove parking sensors
    - Have bonnet re-sprayed - (couple of stone chips)
    - Irmscher grill
    - GSi rear spoiler
    - Lowered 60mm
    - 18" VXR alloys
    - Smoked headlights
    - lightly tinted windows
    - Crystal rear lights
    - colour code handles & rubbing strips
    - SRi turbo rear splitter & sideskirts
    - GSi front bumper
    - Then engine work


    Many thanks for reading, and I look forward to a future with AOC

    So.... heres it is as it is now -









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    welcome to the club mate...very nice astra there, and i like what you are doing,keeping it in the family...also my sincere condolences to you and your family on the sad loss of your grandad.
    happy modding in the future mate, any questions, everyone on here would be happy to help as they are all a nice bunch.
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    Hi and welcome to aoc hope you enjoy the site.

    ps: Nice clean astra mate.
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    welcome aboard deepest condolences tho, very nice motor clean a fxxk your to do list is looking pretty much like mine!!

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    Thank-you for the warm welcome's!

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    Now then fella

    My condolences...

    Nice looking car though. I always have fun driving the 2.2 .

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    Nice car mate Plans sound spot on

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    Hello and welcome to AOC.

    Nice looking Astra you've got there.
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    Welcome to the forum mate.

    Nice clean looking car you have there.
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    Hello & Welcome .
    Nice motor.....needs a clean tho .
    Enjoy your stay
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