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Hi There,

Looking to buy an Astra. Having read online, Im interested in a 2.0 cdti based on them being more reliable than the 1.6 however im a bit confused regarding whether 2.0 cdti 65 plate astras (sep onwards) are ulez compliant or not. I know that 15 plate cars are not compliant and that cars made after sep 2015 are ulez compliant however the links below have confused me slightly as 65 is on the fringes.

for example this car: https://www.williamsmotor-company.c...cdti-ecoflex-sri-ss-5dr-crewe-202106224092602

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-de...had=Used&minimum-badge-engine-size=2.0&page=3

shows as ulez 6 b on here: Free check results for dl65wpt - Total Car Check

shows as ulez compliant on here but shows as euro 5 car: Check Car Details

And lastly it shows as ulez compliant on the actual gov site: Check your Vehicle

Another example Im looking at:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-de...87ba&advertising-location=at_cars&model=ASTRA GTC&include-delivery-option=on&year-from=2015&make=VAUXHALL&fuel-type=Diesel&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=Used&price-from=5500&sort=price-asc&page=1

I know that a v5 shows a car's emissions data but it would good to hear the general opinion of anyone with this car who also is also living in a ULEZ zone. Would it be better to maybe get a 16 plate K Astra but in 1.6 form, was the timing belt issue resolved on these newer models?


If anyone can shed some light on this matter it would be much appreciated.

t would be much appreciated.
 

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I can't help with the ULEZ but you'd hope the gov site will be the most accurate,
they certainly sorted the timing belt issue out between the 2.0 and 1.6 by going to a chain on the 1.6.
the trouble is that the guides are made of chocolate and the tensioners have had to be modified to reduce premature guide wear/failure and chain rattle.
you also have the additional problem that it's gearbox or engine out to do a chain replacement as it drive's from the gearbox end of the engine.
 
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