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    Default Car will be going up for sale as soon as i have gearbox done

    The dreaded time as come that i need a diesel because i travel more now backwards and forwards to work etc, i blame the petrol prices......................

    So im not sure what to get was thinking Astra 1.9 cdti or Bmw 320cd but still not sure as i love my Veccy what do you guys think are good diesels out there

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    Dont get a 1.9 cdti astra as they are prone to gearbox failure go to the astra owners network forum and you will see quite a few have had gearbox probs

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    Is that the same for the 1.7cdti?

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    Tuned Vectra 1.9 150 or 3.0 cdti
    BMW 320d 325d 330d 335d
    Honda i-dtec accord, crv and civic

    Depends on your budget tbh, sometimes you dont save that much switching to a diesel.

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    Do what Aidi did and have a gas conversion still have the best of both worlds then

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    That's got me thinking ill look into LPG see how much I'm looking at for the initial outlay

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    Makes sense Paul especially if you are gonna keep it for a while if its more economical plus you would have an uplift anyways to a newer car

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    No the 1.7 cdti is by all accounts bulletproof

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daywalker View Post
    Dont get a 1.9 cdti astra as they are prone to gearbox failure go to the astra owners network forum and you will see quite a few have had gearbox probs
    m32 box in astra 1.9, my vec 120 has same box, whining like hell at 120k, wish i'd new of the problems with this box before i bought it. Astra owners network is full of posts on gearbox failure on the m32 even at low miles.

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