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    Buying a mk5 1.9 16v

    Hey all, Its bin a while. Im now getting rid of my mk4 and opting for a mk5. Can anyone tell me what to look out for if anything when buying one?

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    Mk5 Red 1.9 CDTI

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    I asked the same question a few weeks back. Apparently swirl flaps and egr valves are common faults. Picked mine up last Saturday and its the best car i've ever had!

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    Not too sure when it comes to diesels, but might be worth trying to find out if its been back to Vauxhall for the recall work on CIM module. Nothing major, just will need doing if its not been back yet.
    Astra sold ... replaced with a Skoda ... soon to be replaced with another Vauxhall

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    Ok cheers, got any pics? What do you think to the handling
    Mk5 Red 1.9 CDTI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearce69 View Post
    Ok cheers, got any pics? What do you think to the handling
    handling is ok standard and very rigid in the corners when dropped

    swirl flaps, egr valve, gear box and horn cim as mentioned,

    very good cars without the above faults
    Quote Originally Posted by fozzie1984 View Post
    but the wife thinks its better to spend money on food and silly things like that.

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    just to add the flywheel can give problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornishtaz View Post
    just to add the flywheel can give problems
    missed that 1!!

    thats very common
    Quote Originally Posted by fozzie1984 View Post
    but the wife thinks its better to spend money on food and silly things like that.

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    if you look after it, service it when needed etc, and treat it well and dont abuse it, there will be no major faults.. same with any car really, all depends on how you drive them..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astra Cabby Show Car View Post
    if you look after it, service it when needed etc, and treat it well and dont abuse it, there will be no major faults.. same with any car really, all depends on how you drive them..
    hmmm, not always the case..

    these faults are called "common faults" for a reason mate,

    ok looking after it will give it a longer life..
    Quote Originally Posted by fozzie1984 View Post
    but the wife thinks its better to spend money on food and silly things like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by low3sy View Post
    hmmm, not always the case..

    these faults are called "common faults" for a reason mate,

    ok looking after it will give it a longer life..
    yeh thats what i ment to say mate lol sorry i cant explain things great over text..

    i will add it will be a massive improvment from your 1.6 , and if you map the 1.9 youl see some great torque

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