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    Default Mates looking at this Astra...

    Whats it worth, says its knocking tho in the add...

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2005-VAUXHALL-...ht_1158wt_1137

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    Why is it need new cams? Thats what you have to ask yourself, has it been run low on oil. What other damage is there?

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    Exactly, we also went to look at this last night. but its an ex cop car. Not that it says that in the advert....

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...01036367406379

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    Looks ok, buy on condition and not the history though. As long as there is nothing wrong (smoke, knocking etc.) i'd go for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemarksmith View Post
    Exactly, we also went to look at this last night. but its an ex cop car. Not that it says that in the advert....

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...01036367406379
    But a 1.3 on a car like that, was it not pretty gutless?

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    The white ones sound, half leather is nice and there's no drill holes in the dash etc. drives and sounds spot on, Pulls quite well too. Got a nice blanking plate where the stereo should be too lol...


    He only just past last week, he wants something newish but dirt cheap to run and insure... He's got up to 4k, what others makes models would anyone suggets?

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    Vec C 2.2dti They are only insurance group 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Vec C 2.2dti They are only insurance group 8
    He probably wont go for a vec as "there too big", plus his housemate is the one stuck in france with his dti playing up

    He's not that into cars etc, lives next to and goes everywhere by train... So its there just so its peanuts to run and build up a no claims........

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    the first car ....if the engine is knocking and it is due to the cams ..it stands to reason it has has a cambelt failure ...the cams are holllow pressed type on a 1700 and when the piston hits the valve it also moves the cam lobes on the cam scrapping the cams ..but i think the cam houseing are different for the new cams they super ceeed to a new cylinder head ...so a dear job ...i would keep away ....

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