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Old 01-15-2020, 03:31 PM   #201
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I could sell my whole setup, I will sadly be taking my car apart come summer time. It's finally time to sell it (part it out because I can't stand the thought of someone else driving it). It will be 11 years of ownership this summer
So my **** springs gave out apparently according to my mechanic dad. I figure it was a matter of time cus I didn’t spend anything on them. Wouldn’t happen to be selling some coil overs or lowering springs would you? I have stock springs but I can’t stand the monster truck height the cars sits at on those.
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Old 01-19-2020, 12:33 PM   #202
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I could sell my whole setup, I will sadly be taking my car apart come summer time. It's finally time to sell it (part it out because I can't stand the thought of someone else driving it). It will be 11 years of ownership this summer
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Um, I love that car and have said as much. Would you reconsider selling? I'm in Montreal. If interested, please fire off a PM.
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Old 01-22-2020, 06:18 PM   #203
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So my **** springs gave out apparently according to my mechanic dad. I figure it was a matter of time cus I didn’t spend anything on them. Wouldn’t happen to be selling some coil overs or lowering springs would you? I have stock springs but I can’t stand the monster truck height the cars sits at on those.
If I don't sell as a whole there will be some coilovers coming off of it, they do need some need top mounts otherwise in great condition.
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Old 01-23-2020, 09:28 PM   #204
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If I don't sell as a whole there will be some coilovers coming off of it, they do need some need top mounts otherwise in great condition.
Gotcha, I just ended up buying some eibach springs but am slightly interested in coilovers as well. What other items will you be removing from your car before selling?
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Old 01-29-2020, 02:36 PM   #205
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Gotcha, I just ended up buying some eibach springs but am slightly interested in coilovers as well. What other items will you be removing from your car before selling?
As we are talking C152 may be buying the car as a whole, so there will only be the Sub and amp being removed so far.
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C152 has a fleet of Astras and a lot of posts here so would make a good home for your car.
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Old 01-29-2020, 05:32 PM   #207
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Finally got around to getting a proper video of my exhaust for you guys. Astra exhaust clip. Previous to this video the car hasn't been started or driven since early November
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Old 01-29-2020, 10:35 PM   #208
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C152 has a fleet of Astras and a lot of posts here so would make a good home for your car.
Hi AstraFasta,
Thank you. Say it again.

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Old 02-01-2020, 12:29 AM   #209
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Finally got around to getting a proper video of my exhaust for you guys. Astra exhaust clip. Previous to this video the car hasn't been started or driven since early November
Sounds great!
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If anyone wants to REALLY increase your chances of being the last Astra owner, then get to Fairfax, Virginia and get this single owner car with just 21,200 miles on it.

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Old 04-11-2020, 09:32 AM   #211
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Hello General,

Thanks for the link, that's a nice one indeed. I particularly enjoyed reading the owner comments. Looking forward to picking up my third Astra, nicolas_p's gem.

Hope everyone is staying safe.
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Old 04-11-2020, 10:19 PM   #212
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Just hit 120,000 miles, and celebrated with my 24th oil change. No signs of stopping!
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Old 04-13-2020, 07:12 PM   #213
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I think I finally figured out how to add pix. Soooo, these are my Astras. The interior shots are of the 5 dr. I just wanted to show how happy I am with the durability of the materials. Twelve year old car and the seats do not have a rip or crease. Really happy with the suspension, just sticks to the road, eh?
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Old 04-15-2020, 01:05 PM   #215
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This one is now titled in VA, but spent it's life in MD.
I would really like an undercarriage photo to see how well it has withstood salty roads these last 12 years.

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Having lived in the Rust Belt for years, I've found Southern owned cars are the best long term choice in my opinion.

Iseecars has a 2-door (no sunroof) in Hendersonville,NC with a 5-speed and about 115K miles, too.

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New to forum, although I've been lurking for years for repair advice.

I bought my 2 door hatchback Astra XR new off the floor in 2009 for something like $15,000 (man were those salespeople glad to see it go). It's now at 140,000 miles, and i'm planning to drive it into the ground.

I may not be the last Astra owner, but my mechanic skills are growing along with the car, so I'm hoping to break 200k.

I'm sure the end for me will come when parts become too impossible to find, although I've been having really good luck with a place in Europe with a decent website and $35 shipping to the US. I'd say where it is but I don't want to be accused of trying to sell anything with my first post. Ask me if interested.

I'd love to hear what everyone's criteria would be for when to let their Astra go.
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Old 05-22-2020, 05:59 PM   #217
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Hello Cranapple,

Welcome to the Saturnfans family. Good question, I have two (3 and 5 dr) and will be purchasing nicolas_p's stunner. Hope to complete the sale next week. That will make three. Checking if there's a Guinness world record category for that. The 5dr was bought new and it's now at 230 000 km, the 3dr now just turned over 190 000 km, it was for my daughter. The latter needs quite a few repairs, but I am loathe to send it to the big parking lot in the sky. These are rare cars, so that only adds to their appeal. In still very class-conscious Europe, they're seen as mullet cars (check out the German movie Manta Manta) or lunch pail Joe cars, not ashamed of that, either. They are solid, look great, handle even better and the interior still looks new. So, I don't know what to do.

As for parts, if you're not in a hurry, this is an amazing resource, so I wouldn't worry.
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Hello all,

Well, it's finally done, I finally have possession of nicolas_p's car. Hopped on a train to Oshawa, where his lovely wife was nice enough to pick me and drive me to the Service Ontario office where n_p was holding a spot for us to complete the sale with the least possible delay. It was all done very quickly and I got out of Dodge before he could change his mind. Two very nice and friendly people.

The drive back was not too fun as it was raining hard for about halfway. Also, didn't want to attract any police attention, so I stuck to the speed limit as best I could. Not easy, that only means you're holding up trucks and even old ladies in Nissan Versas. Just kidding on that last line.

Next step is the inspection required to register the car in Quebec. I have a 10-day temporary transit sticker and my appointment is June 10. Oh well.
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Hi all,

So here is my fleet of Astras. Saturn, Opel and Vauxhall.
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