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    Been looking at this which is near my work. Wanting to go diesel to save on fuel costs and something that's bigger without bumping up my insurance costs.

    Auto Trader logo/price-from/1000/postcode/ts37rz/page/1/make/vauxhall/fuel-type/diesel?logcode=p]Vauxhall Astra 1.7 CDTi 16V SRi [100] 5dr [Exterior Pack][/url]

    Throughts?
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  • #2
    I would want to know why it hasn't been serviced since in over 26,000 miles.
    [URL="https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/classified-ads/parts-for-sale/1043-big-clear-out-exhaust-suspension-etc"][B][COLOR="#0000CD"]Big clear out of parts[/COLOR][/B][/URL]
    [URL="https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/general-discussion/car-chat/projects-builds/732-sunny-melon-le-1-3-cdti"][B][COLOR="#0000cd"]Corsa D Yellow LE[/COLOR][/B][/URL]
    [URL="https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/general-discussion/car-chat/projects-builds/225-atlantis-blue-5-door"][B][COLOR="#0000cd"]Corsa B Atlantis Blue[/COLOR][/B][/URL]
    [URL="https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/general-discussion/car-chat/projects-builds/1301-1993-mazda-eunos-roadster"][B][COLOR="#006400"]Mazda Eunos V-Spec[/COLOR][/B][/URL]

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    • #3
      I'd avoid.

      It's been serviced 5 times in almost 9 years and doesn't look like it's been serviced recently as per Nibnob's post.
      There should be better deals for that price range.

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      • #4
        Go for the 150, like this one eBay
        Originally posted by Dave
        Originally posted by Stephen Fry
        [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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        • #5
          I'm looking but slim pickings. Vectras are way cheaper but fly the insurance right up. I want MPG and not to bump insurance up if can be helped.

          Around the 80k mileage are they due a load of work?

          Don't want to buy someone knackered but never had a diesel.

          Why the 150? Will be higher insurance bracket won't it? Also link isn't working for me.
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          • #6
            Gearbox is something to look out for on the diesel Astras I do believe.
            [URL="https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/classified-ads/parts-for-sale/1043-big-clear-out-exhaust-suspension-etc"][B][COLOR="#0000CD"]Big clear out of parts[/COLOR][/B][/URL]
            [URL="https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/general-discussion/car-chat/projects-builds/732-sunny-melon-le-1-3-cdti"][B][COLOR="#0000cd"]Corsa D Yellow LE[/COLOR][/B][/URL]
            [URL="https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/general-discussion/car-chat/projects-builds/225-atlantis-blue-5-door"][B][COLOR="#0000cd"]Corsa B Atlantis Blue[/COLOR][/B][/URL]
            [URL="https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/general-discussion/car-chat/projects-builds/1301-1993-mazda-eunos-roadster"][B][COLOR="#006400"]Mazda Eunos V-Spec[/COLOR][/B][/URL]

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            • #7
              A good low mileage older shaped Astra with the DTi engine would be better for you i think.
              Can get good ones for much less money and less expensive to fix when things go wrong.

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              • #8
                I've been aiming for lowest mileage possible, is this wrong?

                99k no biggie so long as fully serviced /looked after /younger?

                eg) Auto Trader logo

                or bump up the budget /finance and look @ Auto Trader logo

                MPG is probably out the window on nicer looking one's though.

                They are many engines available, which is the best or isnt it as simple as that? - smaller is best for eco/insurance I gather, but dont want anything slower then my petrol 1.2
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Shaggy View Post
                  I'm looking but slim pickings. Vectras are way cheaper but fly the insurance right up. I want MPG and not to bump insurance up if can be helped.

                  Around the 80k mileage are they due a load of work?

                  Don't want to buy someone knackered but never had a diesel.

                  Why the 150? Will be higher insurance bracket won't it? Also link isn't working for me.
                  Because 150 is a bigger number than 109 and everyone knows bigger is better.

                  Also my vectra was cheap to insure, which engine are you basing it on?
                  Originally posted by Dave
                  Originally posted by Stephen Fry
                  [B]"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ****ing what."

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                  • #10
                    Auto Trader logo

                    Probably need to stop looking at SXI's SRI's but the insurnace group's were still high across board on Parkers.

                    Lol higher numbers doesnt always mean better, surely.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Shaggy View Post
                      I've been aiming for lowest mileage possible, is this wrong?

                      99k no biggie so long as fully serviced /looked after /younger?

                      eg) Auto Trader logo/page/1/price-from/1000/model/astra/radius/50/postcode/ts37rz/maximum-mileage/up_to_100000_miles?logcode=p]Vauxhall Astra 1.7 CDTi 16V Design [100] 5dr[/url]

                      or bump up the budget /finance and look @ Auto Trader logo/maximum-mileage/up_to_100000_miles/price-to/4500/radius/50/make/vauxhall/quantity-of-doors/5/postcode/ts37rz/fuel-type/diesel/colour/black/price-from/1000?logcode=p]Vauxhall Astra 1.9 CDTi 8V SRi [120] 5dr [Exterior Pack][/url]

                      MPG is probably out the window on nicer looking one's though.

                      They are many engines available, which is the best or isnt it as simple as that? - smaller is best for eco/insurance I gather, but dont want anything slower then my petrol 1.2
                      Vauxhall Astra 1.7 DTi 16V Club 5dr

                      Auto Trader logo/maximum-age/over_10_years_old/transmission/manual/engine-size-cars/2l_to_2-5l/model/astra/fuel-type/diesel/make/vauxhall/quantity-of-doors/5/page/1?logcode=p]Vauxhall Astra 2.0 DTi 16V LS 5dr [AC] Diesel Hatchback[/url]

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                      • #12
                        Does the same rules apply with Vectras running the CDTI engines?

                        Dont the older astras- DTI's have the same things "go" at 80-100k as the CDTI's?
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                        • #13
                          Did a quote on the vectra and if dropping down to TPFT its just a little more then what Im paying with Admiral, so maybe a Vectra is the possiblity again - would much prefer one, but it doesnt elimate finding a decent/reliable one and anything regarding engines.
                          Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi SRi - New Car
                          Black 1.2 Corsa SXI Project - Sold
                          Aruba Blue 1.0 Corsa Project - Sold

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                          • #14
                            Just had another look online
                            Some of the DTi range did have a dual mass flywheel and some of the CDTi range didn't have it.

                            Basically you want to find the models that didn't have a DMF. Search the type of engine and year and car online to see if they have one or not before considering buying.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for your info.

                              This seems cheap, Auto Trader logo/make/vauxhall/price-to/4000/fuel-type/diesel/radius/25/maximum-mileage/up_to_90000_miles/price-from/2000/postcode/ts37rz/page/1/model/vectra?logcode=p]Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi SRi [120] 5dr[/url]

                              I'm now looking at Vectra's again it seems, I tried to work out online if it had a DMF - this has been for sale for about a month as I remember seeing it, would are your thoughts on this?
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