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by Finston Pickle
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Black headlining
Replies: 16
Views: 1213

Re: Black headlining

I don't think i would have taken the car with black headlining - fortunately I found in the brochure that the sunroof option came with light grey headlining and I'm glad it did - far brighter interior than the dowdy standard fit (which was almost as glum as the Merc A class of the time was).
by Finston Pickle
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: How To
Topic: How does handbrake assist work
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: How does handbrake assist work

My only experience of manual handbrake assist led to the car starting to roll away backwards down a steep hill, at night in the dark, with parked cars behind me - it would have been safer if it had been a conventional handbrake, responding directly to my pull on the lever (or not). It is difficult f...
by Finston Pickle
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction of Opel Vauxhall Social Customer Care
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Introduction of Opel Vauxhall Social Customer Care

Thanks for being proactive, Opel/VX social customer care. Can you research all the threads found by searching "thin paint" and comment, please? In my experience, the Astra paint system does seem to have a low surface energy finish - even without the application of wax or other modifiers - once the “...
by Finston Pickle
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: To my fellow Elitists..
Replies: 17
Views: 978

Re: To my fellow Elitists..

Very comfortable 1.6 petrol turbo SRI Navs, with the correct options, can be had without keyless entry, with a handbrake and no cold leather seats in winter - also cheaper to insure due to the SRI safety features.

Standard cars - go for the elite.
by Finston Pickle
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: 1.6 turbo petrol
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: 1.6 turbo petrol

As I understand it, only the premium petrols are are 100 % petrol - all others are 15% ethanol. Also, the additives that help direct injection petrol turbos are in the premium fuels. Personally, I think premium petrols either give more power, less consumption or wear, depending on how you drive. You...
by Finston Pickle
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing
Topic: Just plain water?
Replies: 9
Views: 2209

Re: Just plain water?

I left the car unwashed all the way through the dry spell untill the weather broke and washed with water only again in September - it looked fantastic again, as before - water beading up, as when new. I got the car thouroughly salted when staying next to the seaside last week - so washed off again w...
by Finston Pickle
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction of Opel Vauxhall Social Customer Care
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Introduction of Opel Vauxhall Social Customer Care

Can you investigate the brakes failure issue two members have had in viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5099?
by Finston Pickle
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: What irritates you?
Replies: 165
Views: 49234

Re: What irritates you?

What's this about revs settling after a cold start? - I've never heard of that one before and I read the manual from cover to cover (I thought).
by Finston Pickle
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: OnStar Text Alerts - Alarm
Replies: 10
Views: 2122

Re: OnStar Text Alerts - Alarm

My car was "stolen" whilst it was in the garage prior to delivery (totally false alarm). Fortunately it's been OK ever since
by Finston Pickle
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Better brakes
Replies: 17
Views: 4060

Re: Better brakes

Once run in my brakes have been exellent too - and quiet.

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