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    Ideas for project car... (poss mk4?)

    Hi

    Im currently pottering around in my 1.7cdti astra, its great for its economy during the week on my long commute to work and back, its also fairly new (57 plate) but REALLY slow, lol. i dont really want to tamper with it that much, but, im hoping to free up a bit of cash to pick up a cheaper car with (about 1k) thinking of getting a mk4 for the weekend/to mod up. has anyone got any ideas of what model/engine etc to go for. i'm 21 with 2 yrs no claims so insurance isnt too bad.

    Any ideas/advice etc much appreciated

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    anybody???

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    I'm 22 with a mk 4 astra. Don't know what sort of car you can get for a £1k. Look on autotrader for a few ideas.

    Look for a mk4 astra, 1.6+ 8 or 16v. Do you need any ideas on what mods to do?
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If you think it needs improving, go ahead. My auto-bio - http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/showthread.php?t=211041

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    yeah, was looking at 1.8 or poss 2.2, can pick an older one up for under a grand, wanted advice on mods really, looking at doing it over time, wheels, exhaust, bodykit, spoiler, interior etc...

    thanks

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    try...www.pistonheads.co.uk always cheap 1z on there

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    would go for either a 1.8 or 2.2 sri personally the 2.2 has the best power to fuel ratio of the sri's so would be preferable.

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    do not get a 1.6 8v. it wil ruin ur life1 :L

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    thanks for all the advice, does anybody know if there are any underlying issues with either engine?

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    2.2 has the cam chain problem. which means they snap if not been changed and that cost about 600
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