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    Why are you here?

    With all the recent issues regarding this club and site i think people should think back to why they signed up and more importantly why they stayed.

    I signed up when i got my Mk4 Astra GSI and asked my friend if there were any sights i should join to enjoy my car more by attending meets and meeting people with the same interests as me. Now he was a member of Corsasport and Migweb at the time so he suggested i join Mig and i searched and found Astrasport as well. I signed upto both and im still here but aint signed into mig for about 3-4yrs. I have attended meets in more than just 1 region and plan on visiting every region at some point but i guess im just weird like that

    I stayed because of the friends i have made through this club, who make it what it is for me and many of them i think will be friends for life, particularly when some of them have saved my life after an incident while camping. I put my name forward to be an RO to give something back to the club and try and make it enjoyable for other people as well as my self.



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    I came here initially because I had a water leak, which turned out to be just a pinhole leak in the radiator....11k posts later and I've got a fair few wanting rid

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    I found my way here as I wanted to become part of a Vauxhall Society that had members who were friendly and knowledgeable. On the whole I think I have definatley found that here in the AOC.. Admitadely it can be a bit daunting when you are a NEWBIE and trying to acquire knowledge. However, as time past I soon found myself gaining and sharing information. Arranging and participating in 'Group Buys' and lastly meeting some really decent people who have all embarked upon different car journey's. I absolutely love cars and I have been able to share my passion with like minded people..
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    i joined up the day i bought my car which was christmas eve 2008

    i was looking for an astra site that i could sign upto, ask questions and in turn help anyone i could by answering there questions

    when i went to my first meet which was organised by Andy, i had a good time and in turn when to more meets with them and then national meets

    i stay on this website because i enjoy it and also the topics of varying traits and also the people i talk to on a daily basis, there are a few twats who have annoyed me but i just added them to the block list

    ive made alot of friends on here and a few people i now consider my best friends

    should also edit in that im really into my cars and astras, so its good to be around like minded people

    (james, good idea for a thread fella)
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    Sadly I was one of the very first members or as it was then just a website with Mat's email addy and pics of the original M1GST. I emailed Mat about a few bits I was interested in getting for my car, what was then a new x reg 1.8 G.

    Iirc the original site was set up by Rob as a project, soon to become what is now AOC. Think Andy (autosparks) then came on board, and Ross (techie), Minxy to name a few

    All of the above is around 8 - 10 years ago. So I'm an old timer

    A large part of it is the friends I now have found on here.
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    not been here long but joined to gain a bit of knowledge and going to my first meet on 3rd oct so will be able to put a few faces to names hopefully

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    I was looking for advice on an emissions problem on my Zafira. I liked the colour scheme, so I stayed. After a while, the modifying bug bit again and I started turning aformentioned Zafira into what eventually became known as the Evil Bus. About the same time, I found the regional forums and noticed that my home town was as dead as a dodo. So ever one for a challenge, I set myself the task of waking it up again

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    i had a z22se and was a ture member of z22se.co.uk, a fun bunch of guys and very helpful!! i got my z19dth in march and felt a bit out of place there until 1 day i was invited by a member on there (dazal) to a rr day from this site, dazal being the south wales ro on here...
    showed my face here once and loved it, took a while to get used to as z22se.co.uk has a very easy site to get on with but here is sooooo much more fun
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    but the wife thinks its better to spend money on food and silly things like that.

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    What issues with the site?
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    I havent been here long either i joined becuase this is my first real car i say that because u had a clio for 2 motnhs and endless problems with it. so when i got my astra i joined for advie and to try keep my car in tip top condition. I feel this site on a whole is very hepfull and becuase of the amount of members it has is very hepfully because if you have a problem someone on the site is likely to have had the same problem if not they have came across it before.

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