(NOW WITH PICS) Post #15
..although technically i never left.
Had my GSI when i used to use this site a lot
Then i got rid of it in April last year, after owning it for 3 years.
Then bought a Leon Cupra R. Although i continued to use the site and help out others with what i knew.
Nice car to drive, fast, spacious. Yes, some things i missed about the Astra, like the handling. Although seeing as it had coilovers, a strutbrace and a RARB, it was always going to be better then the Cupras standard set up.
The 4 pot Brembo's were very good on the Leon though, especially at the Nurburgring in July.
Having owned it for nearly a year now, i'd never planned, or even thought about another car yet, until i heard of a Black 888 CDTI for sale near me. Having always liked these a lot, it got me excited.
A mate of a mate is a salesman at the garage it was in, and my mate told me about it last saturday night. Said it had been sold twice, and both times, the customers had failed the finance. So i said we'd go and have a look on sunday. Sunday morning came, and i woke up to a text message at around 11am. "Astra is sold again". It had sold within 10 minutes of the garage opening. Nvermind i thought.
So onto Wednesday. Day off work due to snow stopping us getting on. Sitting at home doing nothing, same mate texts me again. "astra back up for sale". I rang him saying "i'll pick you up in 5, we're going down!".
Down to the garage. Turns out there was another finance failure.
So i had a look at the car. Around, in, under, etc, as you do. Seems nice. Took it for a drive. Again, nice. Back at the garage, having another quick look around, decided i'll have it. Having seen the front brake pads were low, and knowing how much they are, i asked if they would renew them. "Yes. it's also getting new springs too." And i'm also getting the splitter painted, as it had a few scuffs underneath (hardly suprising with how they are) and the o/s wing, as it had a couple of slight marks.
Finance passed for me. so it should be ready to pick up on monday or tuesday night. Would of liked to have it this weekend, but the parts aren't here yet.
Glad i was off work on wednesday now!
No pics yet, as i haven't got it, but i will update this week.