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As some of you may know I have been on the look out for a new car for a few weeks now. Just over a week ago found a car in Reading, phoned garage to organise a viewing, went down last weekend, drove it and loved it so bought it

So, enough of the waffle, couple of quick pics, others will follow later:





Quick spec:

2007 57 plate
1.8 VVT (140bhp)
Full Factory Fitted XP kit
57,000 miles
Full Vauxhall Service History

Work done by garage before I got it:

Full MOT
Service
Cambelt
Brake Discs and Pads all round
6 months tax

Absolutely love it

As said, more pics to follow later ...
 

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Few more piccies ... wind deflectors arrived yesterday so they were the first mod, hadn't even been home 2 hours lol the Irmscher mats were in my old car so pinched them out before it went!





















 

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An exciting day. Is there anything better than falling in love with a car and being able to buy it? And i wonder why i'm single :)
 

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Definitely not at all, I did fall in love with it from the moment I first saw it last Saturday, its been a long week waiting to pick it up!
 

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really liking he new car mate....the xp estates do look nice
i think you should have kept the twintop alloys and put them on this, would have made it really stand out :D
 

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Very smart Mark.
Thanks Michaela, glad to see things worked out for you and Steve today!

really liking he new car mate....the xp estates do look nice
i think you should have kept the twintop alloys and put them on this, would have made it really stand out :D
I would of loved the twintops on this, but was time for a change. Always wanted Pentas on the old car so these are here to stay, eventually will be refurbed but not sure on colour yet.
 

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Thanks Michaela, glad to see things worked out for you and Steve today!



I would of loved the twintops on this, but was time for a change. Always wanted Pentas on the old car so these are here to stay, eventually will be refurbed but not sure on colour yet.

ahh i get what you mean, the penta's are very nice wheels as well :)
 

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Lol funny you say that Steve seen a few others on FB with new cars today lol
 

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Thanks for the comments guys!

Jamie, shouldn't he hard to spot, its about the only one in the area, don't see many estates, even then don't see many kitted estates.
 

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So, here's a little update on the highs and lows of yesterday!

Standard CD30 MP3 came out and the aftermarket double din Alpine I had in the old Astra went in, along with the smokers pack ciggy lighter bit which again came out of the old Astra. Couple of pics, first one of the mess and 2nd of it all looking good again :D





Fascia isn't completely pushed in yet as it will be coming back out in a few weeks for sub and amp wiring to be added.

Oh god does it drink the petrol! Did a 40 mile trip yesterday afternoon/evening, most of which 70mph on dual carriageways and have averaged around 31mpg lol :eek:mg I knew it was going to be bad but didn't think it would be that low lol mind you, everytime off a roundabout it is foot to the floor, will realise eventually it doesn't need to be driven as hard as the 1.4, although it wasn't exactly difficult seeing a chav in a saxo off earlier on, put a massive smile on my face.

On the down side, I have been through a bit of a "why the **** did I buy this car" earlier on. Got the stuff out to debadge, got all the badges off, as I was polishing up the boot where the Griffin came off of, around the very edges of where the Griffin was I noticed a ridge in the paint, so kept on going. Got it all off to see this:



It would appear the bootlid has been resprayed at some point without the badge being removed :confused: to say I was ****** off was an understatement. As soon as I saw this and figured it out, the boot was open and ripping the carpets out to check the state of the bodywork inside, was relieved to say everything is straight and as it should be. Come to the conclusion there was some damage to the tailgate which is the only bit has been resprayed as you can see the orange peel effect on the tailgate itself.

So ... the badge will be going back on :(

That was the first OMFG moment ... the second was this:



Came out of a restaurant from lunch with my brother and his wife, put the little one in her car seat, stepped back and see it glistening in the sun! Was mega mega ****** off! Other half is going to drop it in the garage tomorrow and get it sorted as we are off on hols for a few days mid week so need it sorted before then!

Other than the above, I am actually in love with the car!
 

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Very nice.
 
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