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Hi everyone, i'm currently looking into buying the antara. Have an astra vxr at present but want something bigger fir the kiddies etc and towing. Im looking at probably purchasing a 2.0cdti around april/may time. Are there any common faults with them to look out for, looking at some of the reviews online i have to say there are some right horror stories and bad feedback. But i really like the look of them, and am a vaux man through and through really.
 

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Welcome to the forum.

Apart from the poor MPG they are fairly reliable but your are always going to get good and bad ones like most cars.

If you can find a low mileage one with a service history and a warranty in your price range you should be okay.

One thing to look out for is rust on the tailgate around the chrome trim
 

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Brill thanks for that, whats the mpg like for everyday driving then, im only getting 28 from the vxr lol. What is the 2.0 cdti engine out of? Ive had the astra cdti before but that and a lot of the others was the 1.9, and was a fiat engine
 

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Don't read too much in the reviews, s with any car, there are good and bad examples. I read everything I could about them before I bought mine and came to a conclusion that reviews are filled in by those that have a bad experience and ignored by the majority of users.

I have had mine now for 6 months, its a 58 plate which I bought with 29,000 miles on the clock. It now has 40,000 and only had one hic-up when I put the racechip on it and got an emmisions warning light. This was reset by disconnecting the battery and no issues since.


Its in for a service this week and the only thing I am expecting is the brakes need replacing. Average 38 mpg and this is acheived with a 80 mile trip driven between 20 miles A+B roads and 60 miles motorway. ( I live in Glossop and work in Bradford)


Love the Antara and love driving it and at the moment cannot complain about anything about it other than the heated seats are too hot on full whack!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Hi and welcome to the forum

hope you get a good antara has said good and bad in all cars, I read alot of reports on this vehicle with poor reports' before I brought one, must say I'm not disapointed with it so far runs and drives well, again the only fault is how much fuel they use saying that you should get around 28 town driving which is not bad for the size of motor. mine is a 2lt auto diesel cdti 150 bhp but had it remapped to180 bhp. for better mpg and torque alot of people on here use racing chip to get better mpg
 

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Thanks guys, i had a tuning chip on my old astra 1.9cdti and it transformed the car, so was thinking of doing that to the antara if i bought one anyway. I came to the same conclusion about reviews, thats why i joined up here to see what they were like in real terms instead of people that have only had bad experinces. Im looking at 58 or 09 plates in my sort of budget, and will probably opt for the manual, as they seem to acheive a little better mpg. So long as i can improve on the vxr mpg im sure i'll be happy!
 

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Lol, its gonna kill me selling it, had it 5 years from new, and i love it, but time to be sensible
 

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Thanks guys, i had a tuning chip on my old astra 1.9cdti and it transformed the car, so was thinking of doing that to the antara if i bought one anyway. I came to the same conclusion about reviews, thats why i joined up here to see what they were like in real terms instead of people that have only had bad experinces. Im looking at 58 or 09 plates in my sort of budget, and will probably opt for the manual, as they seem to acheive a little better mpg. So long as i can improve on the vxr mpg im sure i'll be happy!

I have a 2008 2.0 CDTI with 78,000 miles on it. it is running fine with no major problems. We only got 28mpg on the manual, but now get around 32 - 33 with a racechip fitted. It is a nice car to drive and is excellent for towing.


Some things to check
No knocks on the steering or suspension knocks. (drop links seem to go, but are easy to change)
Rust on the tailgate, (common fault).
Uneven tyre wear
No transmission noises


Not much else really.


Good luck
Andy
 

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Thanks for that, i may look at the chip, or possibly even a remap and dpf delete, as i dont do a lot if ling journeys for the regen etc
 
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