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    Hi Guys ,


    The wife has decided her punto needs to be chopped , she fancies a 5 door corsa , we have a budget of 4.5k . we've seen a 1.2 5 door 'life' with 14k on the clock , is there anything on the corsas that 'go' after 3 years - timing belt need changed etc etc

    any advice greatly appreciated


    cheers

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    unbeleivably ive just bought a 53 plate corsa 1.2 16v life mate and its a 5 door ! spooky or what ? anyway we only paid £3200 for it , its star silver and showing approx 32.000 miles with full history, its a cracking little car and vwery easy to drive wioth very light steering etc and sooo cheap to run and insure etc, the wife will love it its even got a decent sized boot for shopping/beer etc, as far as the timing belt goes its something ill be looking into very soon as its due at 36000 miles and you dont want it snapping on you, good luck finding the right car mate and as ive said you will be very happy with it

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    i used to have a 1.2 sxi 2003 and i had a gear linkage go at 40,000 so i would get that checked otherwise a good solid car!

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    cheers guys , seems like you got a good deal there vectrapogo - out of interest where'd ya get that from ?

    will have too look around abit more as i'm not getting anywhere near that value although just started looking

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    53 plate 1200 corsa will have a timing chain, not a belt, so thats one job saved...just really look for car park damage and paint/panel fit.. these are shopping trolley cars and spend a lot of time in carparks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    53 plate 1200 corsa will have a timing chain, not a belt, so thats one job saved...just really look for car park damage and paint/panel fit.. these are shopping trolley cars and spend a lot of time in carparks..

    cool thats a bonus then , exactly right regarding car park damage , you wanna see her 6 year old punto !! its like the surface of the moon

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    Hiya, my girlfriend has a 53 plate 1.2 sxi, 22000 miles, cracking wee motor, i took it for its 1st MOT 6 days ago and it flew through, nothing wrong at all, I was well impressed
    When we were searching for a corsa for her, we walked away from LOADS of them due to dings and dents here an there, the salesmen all seemed to think it was acceptable Not for me it aint
    If its tatty , walk away, there are plenty to choose from matey

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveked View Post
    Hi Guys ,


    The wife has decided her punto needs to be chopped , she fancies a 5 door corsa , we have a budget of 4.5k . we've seen a 1.2 5 door 'life' with 14k on the clock , is there anything on the corsas that 'go' after 3 years - timing belt need changed etc etc

    any advice greatly appreciated


    cheers

    Strip out the seats,light,windows and almost everything else, then have some mad graphics made up, put it on a trailer and set off on a sunday for a DD meeting, oh yeah, and dont forget to put a number on it.

    Then on the way home show her an Astra.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    Strip out the seats,light,windows and almost everything else, then have some mad graphics made up, put it on a trailer and set off on a sunday for a DD meeting, oh yeah, and dont forget to put a number on it.

    Then on the way home show her an Astra.


    LMAO , well thats another option i guess. new style astra outta my price range i think ? old one is a bit errr for old ones if ya get me lol , cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveked View Post
    cheers guys , seems like you got a good deal there vectrapogo - out of interest where'd ya get that from ?

    will have too look around abit more as i'm not getting anywhere near that value although just started looking
    my local reg vardys it was a so called one day sale at cost price, IMO alot of 5h1t as they claim not to make any money on the deal which of course is BS, but anyhow we are happy with the car mate so good luck

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