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    What mileage is too high?

    hiya guys, long time since I posted here. I'm looking at buying another astra, Its a 1.8 SRi. The only issue I have with it, is that it has done 140k miles. The car is in amazing condition, and has full service history. But, is this a car to stear clear from? It's an 02 plate and they want about 1900 for it.

    Thoughts please guys.

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    If its got full service history, then the oil and things will have been changed regularly, so it sounds like it has been looked after

    But I'd offer somewhere in the region of £1700
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    Need to bear in mind that all the car, not just servicible parts, has covered 140k and that repairs are bound to be required. eg suspension parts. If you can do the work yourself, then the cost is not too bad. Many repairable cars are scrapped because garage charges make some repairs uneconomic.
    I have generally bought higher milage cars and accept that I may have to spend couple hundred pounds at MOT time or other repairs(I can do my own repairs, so parts only)
    Add £200 to purchase price for each year you intend to keep the car and then see if a low milage example may be more economical for you.
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    you also need to bear in mind a real service replaces all the worn parts and not just filters

    so if it has a proper service and repair history it should be fine
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    1 got 52 plate sri from new with 160k on the clock. touch wood still running very strong.

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    It 100% depends on how it has been services - mine has 155,000 miles on now, but there is nothing mechanically wrong with it at all since all parts have been replaced as or before they've failed.

    It is a bit high to be fair for buying personally - if you can get the engine condition confirmed then consider it, but keep an eye out for things like noisy valve lifters etc, which are going to cost a fortune to replace as it is a new cambelt job too...140,000 is bang on a cambelt interval mark, so check this has been done, otherwise add £200+ to the initial spend once you've bought the car. If compression on the cylinders is OK, and the engine is not making any wierd noises once warmed up (give it some revs at standstill whilst you listen to the engine), it might not be too bad. It should see 200,000 easily, my Mum's old Cavalier 1.8 16v did without any major issues

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    My old 1.4 16v was a nightmare on repairs at a garage as said above.

    Spent initially 1400 on the car and then another 1200 on repairs within the first 4 months, however I did get a car that was clocked.. (showing 80k miles)

    The actual mileage of that car was 160k +++

    When I first got it I had to replace....

    Pads + Discs,
    Service,
    Tyres,

    2 months later, Gearbox packed in, I got lucky and got that replaced with a new clutch for 300,

    a month later I had to foot another bill for a new battery + stepper motor

    A month after that I had to replace front shock absorbers + struts.... hefty

    then a month later i got quoted 235 quid for a new cambelt.

    I know this isn't exactly the best reply to you, however the point I'm trying to make here is that you ask for some extensive history about the repairs and bills (WITH RECEIPTS!)

    and again as said, i think 1900 is a bit high also.
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    that is a bit steep for mileage. personally i wouldnt get that one. you can get one with fsh, less than 100k miles for that price if you wait a couple of weeks more.

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    I think the same, I just been looking at the trader and you can get sub 100k astra sxi's/ sri's for alot less than 2 grand.

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