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    Considering a used astra

    Hi all

    I'm considering a used Mk 5 Astra as replacement for my dead Ford Mondeo Mk 3. After having such a rough time as a Mondeo owner, I'm a bit wary of any car these days.

    I just wondered if you guys could mention any known issues, or things I need to look out for with the Mk 5 Astra? Specifically looking at the 1.6 petrol engine and the 1.7 / 1.9 150 diesels.

    Many thanks in advance!

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    check that a fix has been done for the horn....
    On some cars if you had the lights on, the horn would not work !

    Was a recall eventually after watchdog icked up a fuss.

    Plenty of astras around, so only go for one with full service history...cliche, but still good advice.
    For early mk5s, best choices seem to be the 1.6 petrol or the 1.9 cdti.
    There were two versions of the 1.7 diesel, 80 or 100 horses

    Try and stay away from base models, life etc...there's much more choice out there.

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