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    Smile Hooray Astra going back !!!!

    Hello, at last after 6months vauxhall have agreed that my car is still not right
    and have agreed to replace it, the guy from vauxhall was truly shocked at the damage been done to it and the really bad rattle from the back of it.

    I am in two minds now whether to get another or swop models altogether ,just
    be careful anyone thinking of buying a six month old low miles red sri reg LG10KVO, it is only fit for crash dummy testing !

    Trying to decide if i do get another whether to get a 1.4 turbo or stick with 1.6 non turbo .

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    1.4 turbo mate, you know it makes sence
    G t c

    soon!

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    Good news Jeffk! After weeks trying to find the same rattles I think the faults are the calipers, the big area of heat shield under fuel tank and lots of plastic in the rear bumper ( bottom half very flexible). Need to check out your next model carefully because same areas could repeat your trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbill10 View Post
    Good news Jeffk! After weeks trying to find the same rattles I think the faults are the calipers, the big area of heat shield under fuel tank and lots of plastic in the rear bumper ( bottom half very flexible). Need to check out your next model carefully because same areas could repeat your trouble.
    yea i noticed that with the bumper if you tap it on top you get a rattle,
    as for the calipers i think probably some of that brake pad anti rattle tape will cure the problem there. I have noticed that on reading up on them that the 1.6turbo and 2.0 diesels have bigger brakes ,so will find out if they are same make calipers,might be the answer,any way thanks for the comments and hope yours going well .

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    The 1.6T and 2.0CDTi have got 308mm brakes on. Calipers are made by Bosch.

    Jeff, glad you got a good outcome in the end mate, something was definately not right with the car from the start.

    If you do go for another J, opt for the 1.4Turbo. I drove an new Meriva with the same 1.4T lump in and it's a very good engine, plenty of pull from low revs all the way through the range, and good economy aswell.
    Gaz

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazTD View Post
    The 1.6T and 2.0CDTi have got 308mm brakes on. Calipers are made by Bosch.

    Jeff, glad you got a good outcome in the end mate, something was definately not right with the car from the start.

    If you do go for another J, opt for the 1.4Turbo. I drove an new Meriva with the same 1.4T lump in and it's a very good engine, plenty of pull from low revs all the way through the range, and good economy aswell.
    I second that.
    There's plenty of torque and performance with acceptable consumption.
    Excellent engine, I'm so pleased I chose the 1.4T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *desk* View Post
    I second that.
    There's plenty of torque and performance with acceptable consumption.
    Excellent engine, I'm so pleased I chose the 1.4T.
    Thanks gaz and desk, seems like a good all rounder , even though i am a grandad ,i like a bit of power (ps i am only 47 ) i really want a diesel but compared to the petrol one i had the 1.7cdti 125 seemed a bit noisy on the inside of the car, hopefully we get a 2.0cdti in at work and see what its like.

    Also what sort of true mpg are people getting from 1.6 / 1.4 turbos,
    my none turbo 1.6 was pretty good.

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    The 2.0CDTi is very quiet mate, I love mine. It's such a nice comfortable car to drive and still pulls really well. Worth the extra money IMO (and tax is only £90 a year - first year free!)
    Gaz

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