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    Just got a new Astra!*

    *well, it's new to me!

    Split up with the mrs, long story. Let her take the car as she needs it for work, only seemed fair. Just been and put a deposit down on a Mk4 CDX (1.. Quite high mileage but my last astra was testament that looked after properly these cars will run and run! It's got full leather interior as well which is extremely comfy. It was 1400 and that included a guarantee that they will MOT it and pay for anything that needs doing before I get it. Will get pics up when I go to pick the car up.

    Just a few questions...

    It's a W reg (2000), will that be a z18xe then? The gas pedal did seem pretty light.

    Does the CDX come with an alarm, I forgot to ask!

    Thanks
    2000 1.8 CDX money guzzler a.k.a Bessie

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    think the engine is a x18xe?
    need a detailer in south yorkshire?
    http://www.reflectology.co.uk/

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    Oh right...what year did they start using the z18xe?
    2000 1.8 CDX money guzzler a.k.a Bessie

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    dont quote me on this but i THINK 2001 when the plates changed to the new 51,02,52,03 ones
    need a detailer in south yorkshire?
    http://www.reflectology.co.uk/

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    think its 2001. mines an X reg jan 2001 and its got the z18xe in

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    x18 was used upto 2001 then along came the z18, but who knows with vauxhall. there seems no hard and fast rule with their cut off dates. the CDX should come with alarm and pretty much everything being a high spec model. enjoy the new car mate and sorry it did not work out for you and the Mrs

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    I've got a 1999 CDX, so it'll be pretty much exactly the same spec as yours, and yes it does have an alarm. What is the mileage on yours? Mines on 129,000 miles and is running well (touch wood!). The x18 engine seems to be a strong reliable lump.
    1999 Astra CDX 1.8 16v Auto Estate

    14th December 2012 - 200,000 miles

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    z18xe came about in 2002 i thought
    G t c

    soon!

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    Brilliant! Seems like a quality motor anyway, hopefully I'll get the call tomorrow saying it's ready to pick up, can't wait! I've never had insurance in my name before as I only passed my test when I was 21 and have always been a named driver on her policy. Was quite shocked when confused.com gave me a quote for 1100 for a 1.1L peugeot 106, and tesco gave me a quote for 1230 for the astra!!! Good considering I have no NCB.

    Plans for the car are some GSI headlights (en-route now), colour code the bumpstrips, skirts and handles, good clean clay and wax and a full service. Maybe even a nice set of 17's to roll on

    Hell fire I'm excited!!!
    2000 1.8 CDX money guzzler a.k.a Bessie

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    It's on 130k by the way, but seeing as my 8v has just hit 200k after 4 years of neglection and runs sound, I don't think my confidence in the older vaux lumps is misplaced.
    2000 1.8 CDX money guzzler a.k.a Bessie

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