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by MrSM82
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Toyota corolla 2.0 hybrid
Replies: 9
Views: 2704

Re: Toyota corolla 2.0 hybrid

I think that the GR Yaris will be "reassuringly expensive"! Seriously, it seems that with the new EU legislation coming in 2020, the likes of the GR Yaris (high powered light small cars) will become an endangered species. The moral is - if you want one, buy it whilst you can. Yes, probably going to...
by MrSM82
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: 130,000km Astra R
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Re: 130,000km Astra R

Some positive news on the mileage! Hopefully it'll give visitors to the forum a more rounded picture on reliability.
by MrSM82
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Toyota corolla 2.0 hybrid
Replies: 9
Views: 2704

Re: Toyota corolla 2.0 hybrid

I'm much more interested in this GR Yaris :D :D https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/toyota-gr-yaris-hot-hatch-unveiled-257bhp-turbo-engine
by MrSM82
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: click4warranty extended warranty
Replies: 7
Views: 2178

Re: click4warranty extended warranty

Vauxhall's own warranty is a bit cheaper than this (underwritten by Zurich IIRC).

https://www.vauxhall-extendedwarranty.co.uk/Start
by MrSM82
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: 1st service query......
Replies: 11
Views: 2738

Re: 1st service query......

Yes, definitely. Service interval is every year or 12,000 miles (might be 20k, I can't remember), whichever comes first.
by MrSM82
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Buying a used 1.4 turbo SRI
Replies: 12
Views: 2785

Re: Buying a used 1.4 turbo SRI

You should probably walk away from that particular car. Could they source you another one? Everyone seems to favour the 1.6T if you can find one of those.
by MrSM82
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: 1.4 T Automatic 2016 66 plate Engine Concern
Replies: 2
Views: 1498

Re: 1.4 T Automatic 2016 66 plate Engine Concern

Yes, look at an extended warranty. You could also consider the 1.6 petrol.
by MrSM82
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Help on Buying Astra k 1.4T, worth it?
Replies: 28
Views: 8064

Re: Help on Buying Astra k 1.4T, worth it?

I did read a lot on here about pistons failing at that range and engine replacements. Should I just move on? Why not just buy the 1.6L which doesn't face the same issues? It's got a steel block, and doesn't have the same LSPI worry as the 1.4L - Plus... more power. When I bought my K, it was 1.6L o...
by MrSM82
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: I need opinions on my mpg please
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

Re: I need opinions on my mpg please

Your trip computer is showing about the same as mine. I do have a heavy right foot when the roads allow though.
by MrSM82
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Steamy windows
Replies: 21
Views: 4159

Re: Steamy windows

I got one of those silica bags (about £5) on Amazon which seems to help a lot. The best way to clear the windscreen is leave the air con / blowers on cold for a bit and then move to hot on full blast. It still isn't quick though at around 5 to 10 minutes. It's worse for me if it has been a clear, co...

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