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    Default What to look for when you want to buy coupe turbo

    Rite iv done me reading on the forum ,so know all about `1.9 cdti air boxes and piper exhausts,vxr turbos etc .Thing is i want to know what to look for when buying an astra coupe turbo.
    I test drove one a few weeks back ,it did have 117k on the clock ,didnt let it warm up as it was already on the fuel light and i didnt want to put petrol in .
    Thing is it didnt "feel" as fast as a corolla tsport (1.8 N/A) i drove a few days before that (toss up between the two).basically what do i need to look for ,il have about £2500 to spend ,itl have to sit in my dads garage until november until my current insurance runs out.cheers in advance lads/ladettes

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    From experience with going with a mate when he bought a turbo once ... didn't know about the issues the car had until after the sale.

    Look out for oil in the engine bay and excessive smoke from the exhaust. When he looked at said car, the guy had done an excellent job of cleaning the engine bay up, it was immaculate so we were non the wiser!
    Astra sold ... replaced with a Skoda ... soon to be replaced with another Vauxhall

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    tbf it does happen i did that to my previous car ,
    i mean is there anything model specific ,i know all cars have there little niggles

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    honestly mate, if all its going to do is sit in your garage till november why dont you save up more money?? i managed to save 3 grand in 6 months, so with the extra money you can buy a better car to start with and then have enough money spare to mod...

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    Well iv only got 3months of fulltime work ,as im back in uni come september ,to be fair i wanted one for yonks like ,so itl be well happy when i get one ,espeically if thats arden blue ,ye mods on the cards defo

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    Coupe turbos don't come in Arden Blue, thats a VXR colour, right?
    Astra sold ... replaced with a Skoda ... soon to be replaced with another Vauxhall

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    for starters mate, arden blue doesnt come on the coupes lol, and 2500 budget will get you a high miler probly y reg or older... i'd wait till you have atleast 3k mate...

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    hmm i dunno ,well that sonic blue colour

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    Europa Blue...

    Astra sold ... replaced with a Skoda ... soon to be replaced with another Vauxhall

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    ok so whats the highest mileage car i should buy ,i was thinkin 80k ,baring in mind il want to get up too 250bhp as quick as i can , i know higher mileage cars will be harder to do this

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