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    Help!!!!!

    Hello,

    I have just joined the club and wanted to ask a quick question. I am thinking of buying a 52 plate Astra 1.7 dti due to starting a new job which is quite a way from where I live and wanted to know what to look for any info would be great.

    Cheers Ultima

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    Check for any leaks, rust and make sure it has had no previous crashes!
    Also check the mileage etc and if you dont think the car is worth what your paying make sure you point out any marks etc.
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    Oh, and welcome
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    Hi Trenchy

    Thanks for the info I used a drive a mk2 astra gte 2.0 ltr 16v which was great fun had it lowered and superchiped especially loved the electronic dash.

    Ultima

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    Alright and welcome!!

    I drive a 53plate 1.7dti estate. If I were you id ask if its had the alternator or starter motor changed recently (both mine and my dads starter motor went within 6months of owning the car and my alternator went also a few months after that so may be worth asking)

    Also ask about the alternator belt....i also had problems with this as i didnt change it when i changed my alternator...and sure enough the new part also broke....i changed the belt and fitted replacement alternator and hey presto so far everything is fine lol

    may of just been me being unlucky though! but awesome car love it to bits, i use mine to tow as well and i easily manager 450-500miles a tank!!

    enjoy anyways

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    Hi Shinson

    Many thanks for the info looking at the car at the weekend so will let you know what happens.

    Cheers
    Altima

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    I would check the header isn'nt full of oil, as the oil coolers play up on these, also ask when it had a cam belt change.They're not the fastest thing in the world but are reliable & good on fuel.

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    Hi Kingsblue

    Cheers for the info will def ask these questions looking forward to getting 400 plus out of a tank happy days!!!

    Ultima

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