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    Looking for an Astra Sri dti 150, points to note?

    As in the title, I am thinking about selling my Vectra Gsi and moving over to the deisel side of life.

    I love the Vectra to bits but with my daughter moving 7 hours away I am going to be doing alot of extra miles.

    What points should I take note of before taking the plunge and what are the common faults to look for?

    Also what sort of MPG would I expect on a long run? Mainly motorway/dual.

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    nobody?!? bloody'ell

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    if you look through the diesel section there is plenty on this particualr engine, but as a rule you need to watch out for EGR sooting up and seizing, swirl flaps is a big problem as is premature failure of the waterpump.

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    Cool. Will have a proper scan through all the old threads before buying one.

    Have seen a couple of threads about people not getting close to the expected MPG.

    Will have to get a decent length of test drive and hook my opcom up

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1412 View Post
    if you look through the diesel section there is plenty on this particualr engine, but as a rule you need to watch out for EGR sooting up and seizing, swirl flaps is a big problem as is premature failure of the waterpump.
    Yes these are all major problems, and the fixes are far from cheap. I was thinking about getting a Vectra CDTI, but the above put me off. Tbh the Fiat engines are not the best in terms of reliability, so you might want to look at alternatives? The Vag engines are much more reliable (especially the 1.9) for example.
    1999 Astra CDX 1.8 16v Auto Estate

    14th December 2012 - 200,000 miles

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    Only prob with the VAG stuff is what the engines are in lol

    Bora is awesome but need the practicality of the hatch.
    Mk 1 octavia looks dated but Mk2's in price range are ex taxis.
    Golfs under £6k are all either 115bhp or interstellar miles.
    Pasats are all low spec mega miles.
    Audis have 160-200k miles for the price too.

    looking on Auto trader at all deisels between 4k and 6k left me feeling under whelmed.

    Apart from the Astras the only other contender was the BMW 330d however they only do 38mpg so I'd be aswell keeping the V6 lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisfraser05 View Post
    Bora is awesome but need the practicality of the hatch.
    my mate has a tdi bora gets good mpg outta it but its not that big inside im 6' 2" and find it hard to get in/out the passenger front or the rear.
    need a detailer in south yorkshire?
    http://www.reflectology.co.uk/

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    thats what I was thinking

    I want a low miles, powerfull, reliable, good looking, sportyish, roomy deisel that does at least 48 mpg on the dual/motorway.

    For around £5k lol

    Not asking alot really eh?

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    tell you what save a bit more and get the newer shape passat (had one as a courtesy car) comfy-est car ive ever drove very very nice car (although not at all quick 110bhp)
    need a detailer in south yorkshire?
    http://www.reflectology.co.uk/

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    I've been looking at 130bhp Passats and you can pick up a nice one for £5k. The mileage will probably be around 90,000, but this is nothing to worry about with the TDI engines - they are capable of 250,000 miles with very little maintenance. The good thing about these cars is that the engine block is around 30 years old (if not more), so well and truely proven!

    There's no doubt that you can get a newer (and lower mileage) CDTI for the same money, but personally I don't believe the Fiat engine is anywhere near as well sorted as the 1.9 TDI.
    1999 Astra CDX 1.8 16v Auto Estate

    14th December 2012 - 200,000 miles

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