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    Looking to buy an Astra - couple of questions

    Hi All,

    I'm looking at buying a 54 plate 1.4 16v Astra club (just over 50,000 miles).

    I have a couple of questions and wonder if you would be able to offer any advice/guidance.

    The first is what are the common faults to this car (I appreciate all cars have common faults so I'm not too concerned although I will be armed with knowledge and know what to get checked when I look at the car again).

    My next question is in relation to the service history. I had a quick look at the service book and it looks like the car has been serviced every year and the garage have said that they'll also service the car. What big things should I expect to have been carried out as part of the previous services? For example at just over 50,000 miles am I right to presume that the cambelt should have been changed by now? If so, at what interval?

    Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

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    im not sure the cambelt will have been changed as its every 4years or 60,000 miles

    so it could have been, best to check mate

    as its done relatively low miles, it should be ok i would have thought

    but check the reciepts for work done and if there seems to be alot of money and parts been bought, then i would think twice
    G t c

    soon!

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    If its a mk5 Astra then the 1.4 16v have a timing chain not a belt, in which case I'd listen for how noisy it is especially on start up.

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