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    New to AOC, advice please

    hi all

    My son has just purchased an Astra 1.6 SXI

    We are a little concerned about the VOSA MOT results

    basically the car is an X (2000) displayed milage 85kish

    Did an online check and the milage on prevous MOT's was 165k - 187k

    Paid cash for the car £1400, drives like a dream.

    Problem is his friend reckons it isn't an SXI, because it's not got
    the SXI badge on the side, and apparently the engine sounds wrong.

    The reg docs say Astra 1.6 SXI 16v

    How do we check the car is what it's supposed to be?

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    HPI Check? sounds like its being clocked back aswell

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    OK we've done a HPI check

    All Clear

    Maybe it's been clocked then

    Do all Sxi's have a badge saying Sxi on the side or boot?

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    should have some on the side, unless its been de-badged. there must be other differences that you could check (sorry im new myself so no idea really)

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    my astra had 1.6 16v on the back under neath astra.
    but mine is an sxi and it doesnt have badges on the side. it has air con and sxi interiors and also says in manual, v5 doc that it is an sxi

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    My SXI had side badges and one on the boot (all now removed) and all of the SXI's I've seen have them. It's possible the previous owner just removed them (or I believe some early models didn't have them on the side, or atleast the 5drs didn't). It will say SXI on the V5, if it is though. Under model type "Astra SXI 16v". SXI have a 'sporty' interior, silver gear knob, white dials, 16" alloys and some other bits. If you do a search on here, you'll probably be able to find out what they all actually are.

    Seats should look something like this


    Sounds like it's definately been clocked and/or had an engine transplant.

    Can you expand on the 'engine sounds wrong'? I don't understand this. My SXI sounds like every other 1.6 16V when the exhaust isn't blowing

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    Can you post a few pictures up of the outside and interior? And of the engine bay/engine?

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    a year 2000 SXI as was mine when i had it, will often not have SXI badges on the front doors as they are red stick on types on this year and they often peel off or go tatty. if it is an SXI it will have checked red and black sports seats, white instrument dials, front fog lamps, air con, alloy wheels.

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    My mistake, the Astra is an X (2001) NOT 2000

    I will post a few pictures in a minute

    Thanks

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    As said the sxi should have the white dials, half bucket seats and front fogs and air con. Also the 5dr came in a 1.8sxi which seem to be quite rare round my area, anyway back on topic.

    it sounds like yours has had either an engine transplant with the mileage digitally corrected, or it's a ringer

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