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    Default What to look for when buying VXR

    Hi Guys!

    Im new to this so i don't know if I'm doing it right! Any guidance would be appreciated.

    So I currently own a Astra H SXi and this saturday I'm and going to view and possibly buy a Astra J VXR. However i was hoping you might be able to help me. I want to know if there is any common problems or other problems i can look out for and check when i view/test drive it. Please Let me know anything you think i should look for

    Thanks

    Will!

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    depends on the age your looking at. Is it dealer or private buy
    gearbox whine at low speed:- gearbox oil change and filled to 2.3 lt
    2nd gear may jump out ;- GIVE IT A LITTLE IN 2ND GEAR. if happens may need realignment or new box.
    Other wise enjoy the drive.
    mac

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    whats your budget? I might be selling mine soon if interested.

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    Don't forget the cost of brakes and tyres which are far more than the h

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    As Imac said you want to check the gearbox for whining. Give it full lock and drive slowly and see if you hear a whine. If you do then get them to replace the gearbox oil. If that solves it then you're sorted, and if you buy it make sure you get it changed every year.
    If the car still has original diamond cut wheels, check for bubbling in the paint. You can have these replaced under warranty at Vauxhall if its less than 3 years old.
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