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    Astra MK4 1.8 SRi ownership

    Hello AOC

    Looking into buying this car

    Astra SRi 1.8

    I would love to get your views on

    1. Good purchase?
    2. Ownership troubles
    3. Things to look out for?

    Was looking into a GSi but i need to be realistic so the next best thing i think.

    Would be great to get your overall opinions as usual

    Thanks,

    Paul
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    Look out for:

    rear arch rust
    temp guage - if it doesn't budge whilst your moving (despite how long you've been driving for) but rises when you're in slow/stationary traffic, then it's likely a new stat for you. Cost me £85 fitted for the job
    pedal test - use the search function to find out how to do it & see if any codes are stored. Handy if you have a tool to wipe the memory, take the car for a spin & see if any codes return.

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    thanks Kev - i do have a little machine that can read and clear codes so its worth checking. Just did a check on it and its clean

    Are they quick? i have the 1.6 8v just now, and i know i'll tell the difference when i drive it, but i'm sure 85bhp is different to 125bhp lol
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    you'll definitely see an improvement over the 1.6 8v, can't think of anything else to watch out for kev has told you the main ones

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    I've just done the exact same thing - moved from a 1.6 8v to a 1.8 16v and the difference is phenomenal. There's a full 5 second difference in the 0-60 time and it feels like it want to run away all the time! The fuel economy is more or less the same as well when you've taken into account that a lot more foot-to-the-floor action in the 8v to pull it up hills etc. Only owned it for 3 days but totally loving it, would highly recommend!
    2000 1.8 CDX money guzzler a.k.a Bessie

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    Great stuff Andrew, thats the sort of thing i like to hear. Its never going to be a jizz machine, but as long as i get a wee smirk from time to time i'm happy.

    Modding the 1.6 LS feels like i'm wasting my time, when really its a 3 door car i want with a fun engine.
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    Car was sold yesterday - The search continues :/
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    [QUOTE=Kev_83;2217728]Look out for:

    rear arch rust
    temp guage - if it doesn't budge whilst your moving (despite how long you've been driving for) but rises when you're in slow/stationary traffic, then it's likely a new stat for you. Cost me £85 fitted for the job [QUOTE]

    This happend to mine and if you feel up to the job your self its about £25 for the stat and a new housing. (two hoses and 2 bolts)
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