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Old 05-31-2019, 02:49 PM   #1
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Default Astra XR full Opel conversion in NH

There is a black 3dr. Astra XR full Opel conversion in NH for $500. Has 200k miles and seller said engine runs rough.

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Old 05-31-2019, 03:26 PM   #2
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It is posted on craigslist. Not affiliated.

If you need some parts and like the Opel stuff that could be a decent deal.

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Old 06-07-2019, 10:50 PM   #3
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Sold for $250. Needed a coilpack and exhaust flexpipe. Fun video here from new owner:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib88_LPfsZo

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Old 06-08-2019, 08:29 PM   #4
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Wow, nice score!

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Old 06-09-2019, 01:17 AM   #5
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I would have paid $250 just for the leather seats.

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Old 06-09-2019, 09:48 AM   #6
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Wow, what a deal. I didnt know they came from the factory with all the opel branding on them. Makes me wonder what they did with all center caps, grills, and kick plates... Most likely a core charge and they were sent back, but having the original factory badges on them its pretty badass. That dude stole that car. It is worth every penny.

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Old 06-09-2019, 11:09 AM   #7
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It was a great deal at $250.

In the comments of the video, one person said only the early cars were exported with Opel badges and gizmos. They looked awesome. I suppose there is a remote possibility the wealthy original Romanian owner shipped it here via diplomatic or other channels; that would be more likely for an exotic lol.

I thought about buying that car but at 200k miles in New England, it probably has serious salt damage underneath. For me, this is where major "lifetime" components start needing care vs. the popular defective goods & normal wear and tear maintenance.

The 200k mile clutch is original so that is a $2k bill sometime soon.

I can imagine new springs, struts, rubber bits needing replacement due to mileage and salt.

The brakes don't last so long in salty environments, especially the rears.

The valve cover gasket was blown out which is typically caused by failed PCV membrane; so will need new valve cover and yet another gasket.

So, car's exterior and interior look good but I could see $5k+ in potential service bills over the next couple of years. That is why I think this is really more of a parts car.

We have an old Buick Regal and a Buick Rendezvous with 280k miles so have too much experience with big component failure of high-mileage salty cars (wheel bearings, throttle bodies, transmissions, brake lines, fuel pumps, water pumps, alternators, electrics...).

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Old 06-18-2019, 09:55 PM   #8
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Thanks for sharing. I expected a much more tattered and battered Astra at 205,000 miles. The 12 volt power outlet cover is even still intact.

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Old 06-18-2019, 10:12 PM   #9
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Thanks for sharing. I expected a much more tattered and battered Astra at 205,000 miles. The 12 volt power outlet cover is even still intact.
funny you say that, the day i bought my car with 78k miles i went to flip open the aux power connector lid and i broke it.

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Old 08-11-2019, 07:21 PM   #10
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Another full Opel badged Astra in NH (including steering wheel).

XR Non-leather 4 door auto $2500

"2-owner, new tires+alignment in April, new brakes last month, state inspection 2 weeks ago, needs nothing! 167k Everything works, ac, pw, keyless entry, panoramic moonroof, heated seats, auto. Still driving daily.

All records, 30mpg Highway, 24 city

Winter floor mats, no rust, runs/drives great "

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/manc...949668702.html

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