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1998 Vauxhall Astra Mk3 1.6i Convertible - £180 - Brighton

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#1 OFFLINE   garycox

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 06:34 AM

**REPURPOSED COLLECTION THREAD - SKIP TO PAGE 3 FOR SALE POST**

 

I haven't bought a car for a while... probably should fix that.

There are probably better ways to do this though, than being up stupidly early after virtually no sleep, feeling a bit ill and having to do this journey:

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The car's not even that interesting - the effort to reward ratio is probably not worth it but at least it's probably slightly better than going to work today.

EURGH


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 07:15 AM

A wee collection jaunt is definitely better than working! Safe journey!
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 07:35 AM

As is now tradition (well, I've done it three times), I've taken along the current (to the car) issue of Car to read on the journey

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I'm too tired to contemplate making the picture the right way up.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 07:44 AM

Chod speed!
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:18 AM

Speaking of work, you wouldn't happen to work in Reigate would you? I was speaking to a Gary Cox a few weeks ago and notice that his skype status is greyed out today, or is that just a coincidence?
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:20 AM

Not me! I work in a boring office in Brighton...

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:25 AM

London achieved, food and coffee consumed. Only 5.5hrs to go (plus the return journey)...

I was planning to check out my stats, but the August 1998 issue of Car doesn't have my car in the list of "every new car" as it'd already been replaced by its successor...
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:25 AM

I went from Canterbury to Aberystwyth on the coach once. Never again... Good luck and chod speed!
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:29 AM

It's slightly shorter than the horrible coach trip from Brighton to Middlesbrough to collect the BX from JohnK, but not by much... I would've got the train today but they wanted £112
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 11:02 AM

I'm bored of this coach now
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 11:21 AM

Not me! I work in a boring office in Brighton...

 

I'm glad I didn't ask him if he was the same Gary Cox that likes shit old cars then when he was informing me that I hadn't in fact turned my computer off and on again, I'd merely disconnected from my session and logged back in. I'd have looked like an idiot twice.


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 11:28 AM

Tine for a guess....

 

Citroen ZX?


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 11:33 AM

Third Gen Astra...

 

Either that, or a Rover 600 or 800.


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:08 PM

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:08 PM

Wigan poor fecker

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:18 PM

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:25 PM

2.5hrs to go!

Er, it's a 1.6 petrol and not very interesting.

Seemingly rarer than I thought though, as on EBay, Gumtree and Auto Trader I could find only one other of the same body style for sale (and it was 3x the price of this one)
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:27 PM

I’m passing through Wigan right NOW, looks orlright from the train

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:31 PM

Is it already night time in Wigan?

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:34 PM

Is it already night time in Wigan?


There is no night and day in collectioning, only relentless miles, snazzy seats and poo counts
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:35 PM

That's brilliant! How wrong they were


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:49 PM

There is no night and day in collectioning, only relentless miles, snazzy seats and poo counts

I can do seats...

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 01:22 PM

2.5hrs to go!

Er, it's a 1.6 petrol and not very interesting.

Seemingly rarer than I thought though, as on EBay, Gumtree and Auto Trader I could find only one other of the same body style for sale (and it was 3x the price of this one)

 

Focus was new in 1998, so I initially thought you'd plumbed the depths and gone for a Mk5 Escort.  But there's still a few of those for sale on Autotrader.

 

Don't tell me you're going all that way for an Astra G estate...Mind you it's a day out I suppose!


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 01:38 PM

I was specifically looking for something that was not a Mk5 Escort (I've had two and neither was good) or an estate because I'm not really intending to replace the Mondeo any time soon. So it's neither of those things.

Only 1.5hrs to go! I think this trip may actually be worse than work. I hope this car gets me back to Brighton...

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 01:48 PM

Is it already night time in Wigan?


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 01:50 PM

Seat looks Fordy. Is it a Ford Probe?


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 02:22 PM

Japanese? Not sure what though.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 02:25 PM

Shit, this is not going well...

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We're supposed to arrive in 30 mins!

FFS.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 02:40 PM

I'm bored of this coach now


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 03:30 PM

Shit, this is not going well...

 

 

Does that contribute to the poo count? 

 

Also is the seat pic you posted the coach seat? 

 

I'm still going with a Ford Probe. 


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