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    Astra Coupe common faults?

    My mate is going to see an astra coupe tomorrow night, its a 54 plate bertone model and I was just wondering if anyone knows of any common faults to check for? He has done a reg check on the car and it seems legit, just need to know if theres anything inparticular to check on the car before he buys it. Thanks
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    When I were lookin at them all i was advised to check was when the cambelt was changed last

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    Water pumps and tubo seals are main issues - if it's a turbo that is. All coupes are badges as 'bertone'.

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    also if its a turbo, check all the engine/gearbox mounts.
    the right hand side front stabiliser can crack, and also the right hand gear box mount under the batery tray.
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    check rear suspension i think a few people had problems with the springs snapping. i did on my old se1
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    I would say Turbo and water pump also. Both of these have gone on my 54 plate. However it looks lovely when/IF it bloody goes

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    sorry i havent replied, havent had chance to come on here since i posted this. the model my mate wants isnt turbo'd tis just the 1.8 petrol, but il let me mate know about the things to look for, il be going with him, was meant to go yesterday but now were going at the weekend. Thanks alot for your help everyone
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    Check that the mounting points for the boot hinges are intact. If they break away, which the can do, they are a pain to put right.
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