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Paid the balance for my Astra today and signed all the paperwork - drove about 12 miles towards home absolutely loving it - nice smooth derv cruising @ 60 in 6th no problem.

Drive onto a roundabout and indicate to exit it - press the accelerator and the car pretty much stops. One of the warning lights flashes once and the car enters limp home mode.

No turbo. No revs beyond 3000.

Cue a u-turn back to the garage absolutely crapping myself - pulling into laybys to let buses pass me because I can't go beyond 38mph in 4th gear on NSL roads. Very frightening joining large roundabouts at a snails pace.

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2005 (55) 1.3 CDTI with 44k on the clock.

Won't be mine on Monday if it's a major problem though.
 

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:( gutted mate :(
Tell me about it - I just couldn't believe it (still can't tbh) - sat at the side of the road with the hazards on before I turned around wondering if I was still asleep and it was a dream.

The ultimate car buyer's nightmare I guess - not even getting home!
 

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gutted

but the 1.3 in an astra?
It's the 90PS variant from the Corsa D with the 6 speed box. Doesn't set the world on fire but it's fast enough for my needs if it works - I don't need speed I need a car that's cheap to run and doesn't break down (ahem...)
 

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so it was a new car you picked up...not one that you'd got repaired that youd had a few months or w.e??

if you get that lol
 

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sounds like the egr or swirl flaps, although im not sure if the smaller 1.3 has the same problems as my 1.9.

I cant imagine the 1.3 in the astra, ive drove the 1.4 petrol and it was as slow as a week in the jail
 

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Garage is taking the car back - collecting my refund on Thursday.

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Need to find another car now grrrr
 

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After collecting my refund they refused to admit there is a problem with the car. Wnakers imo.

DO NOT BUY SH55 NTL if you are looking for a 1.3 CDTI Astra.

Now bought a 1.6 petrol one, 2007 56. From a different dealer of course.
 

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They denied the presence of a problem when I went back to collect my refund - yet the car - SH55NTL - SH55 NTL - VAUXHALL ASTRA CLUB CDTI 90 - was on the stocklist at an auction house the other day....
 
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