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    evenin all ! new owner

    evenin all.. soon to be an owner of my first vauxhall ever. Nothing major, Astra diesel Estate on a 55 plate. I know my cars well and are more than handy with a spanner, so this was a bit of a gamble for me as i'm not sure how good or bad this car will be.

    I was a bit undecided in buying it, but i kinda like the shape of the estates and i need something that would let me carry my hang glider round on the roof Took it for a drive and it seems good, so hey why not. I was always a bit unsure about the vaux reliability issues, but i've gone and taken the chance anyway... hopefully i havent made a mistake.

    PS the price was £5800 on a 55 plate, 48k miles, 1.7cdti sxi. Very good condition inside and out with a 12 month warranty thrown in .. does this sound a decent price? i know you can get 56 plates for 6k with 30k on them, but all i've looked at are either 'life' trim or a bit tatty.

    Ps i'm normally a jap car head, having previously ran the supra owners club for six years, and owned and maintained a 380bhp ultra rare mk3 supe. So, hit me with the technical stuff if you want.. i know a bit (but not a lot).

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    hi & welcome to the club

    as a newbie pics are a must , when you get it ..... and the supra

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    cheers all.. based near derby.
    pic here from the sales site.. deposit just paid so its now mine





    and some supra pics.. this is a late mk3 JZA70 2.5 twin turbo limited in pearl white, ultra rare (this is literally the only one in the UK in this spec and factory colour), ultra condition. Turbo Technics hybrids (2bar rated), few other supporting mods. Unfortunately i no longer own it after six years as i sold it to buy my new glider.. just dont ask what happened to it after the bloke bought it.





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    *resists the urge to ask what happened to the Supra*



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    probs had a short life after you sold it !!

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    yep i used to lick it clean every week.. it was mainly a show car, and then the bloke who i sold it to floored it in the wet (it was an auto), it kicked down and he span and pranged the front end, two weeks after he'd got it.
    He bent the side members and despite it being easily repairable, the insurance company (GroupAMA, avoid) in their ignorance wouldnt let him repair it, instead giving it a cat B write off.

    Its now literally in tiny pieces, he's stripped every nut and bolt and using it for another project.

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    hi and welcome


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    welcom bud and thats a sore one about the mk3supe, nice motor u had.
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