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    I'm back..

    (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.
    Mk5 Astra 888 CDTI No.58
    "you can’t help but drive the 888 Astra hard, everywhere, constantly" - Evo Magazine.

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    Your new car sounds the business... Is it an Astra H 888 Stealth or just a black 888

    How much are you getting it for if you don't mind me asking as trying to guage their value to see if I ca afford one.
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    Just a black one, but thinking about carbon bits like. we'll se.
    Was up for £8900.but i know the salesman.

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    sounds nice mate. get some pics up when you can

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    welcome back to astra ownership mate

    remember to get pictures posted once youve picked it up
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    Gsi looks incredible *jealous*- get pics of of the new auto mobile when you can !x

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    i know i said i was looking forward to the thread fella but i ment when you have PICS

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    Just a teaser kev.
    It'll look like this though. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moffat View Post
    Just a teaser kev.
    It'll look like this though. lol

    schweeeeet!x

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    woop woop! for the Moff... you going to make the meet tomorrow?

    Not a lover of the VXR shape myself, I prefer the 5DR, sad I know, but that does look pretty sexy fella. Derv power ftw!

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