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Q: Advice on buying a used Opel Astra

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I'm looking to buy a used Opel Astra anywhere between '98 and 2002. I'm wondering about the reiability.

A: My old Opel was really reliable but it was ...

My old Opel was really reliable but it was a '67 and it was a long time before that. They haven't sold Opels in the United States for a long time other than those Cadillac Atheros, which were just re-badged Opels. They were pieces of junk and I would never buy one of those.

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