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Hi folks!!

I'm Hugh Waddell from Newcastle Upon Tyne and I have a strong passion for vauxhall cars!!

We've had quite a lot of Vauxhalls in our family 2 Cavaliers in The nineties and noughties, my mum had an mk1 avocado green astra in the eighties and my uncle has just recently bought a 1.6l limited edition Astra j!!

I'd really like a mk3 astra so what do I look for?!!

HUGH
 

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Welcome to MK3OC.

Looking for a MK3, one of the biggest things to look for is rust. Rear arches and rear shock absorber mounts in the boot are some of the most common places, but a general look round for rust is a must. Anything else applies to buying a car in general really. Such as service history including timing belt changes, if it's not been changed then it's something you will need to consider doing.
 

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There are plenty of GSI's on Ebay too, I guess if you're prepared to spend that kinda money then GSIs would be a better call? I guess it depends on what engine and spec you're after though, I do love sports personally.
 
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There are plenty of GSI's on Ebay too, I guess if you're prepared to spend that kinda money then GSIs would be a better call? I guess it depends on what engine and spec you're after though, I do love sports personally.
Well the thing is I would want a car that was sporty but didn't look sporty!! Do you get my drift?!!

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Folks,

I've found this one of eBay!! The seller doesn't look terribly trustworthy!!But l think it's quite a good car!!


HUGH
 
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Folks,

I've found this one of eBay!!The seller doesn't look terribly trustworthy!! But it does look quite a good car!!


HUGH
 

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I dont think it's worth 700, maybe running with no ticket but with both against it a few hundred quid? When I first joined what 10 years ago you could buy an MOTed GSi for that, how times change
 

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I'd be offering £350 - £400 if i felt good. I paid alot less for mine ok needed a clutch but I ripped the engine out
 

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