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post #35 of (permalink) Old 10th January 2008
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In my old Mk1 Astra esate, a oldish chap ran into the back of it. Made a mess of the back bumper and caused the tailgate to not quite work properly. Was miffed. I vividly remember unfolding myslef from the drivers seat to go and have a chat with the bloke (I'm a fairly hefty chap) and remeber him hunched down in his seat.

He ran into me in a mk4 Astra, and there was no damage done to his. I let him on his was as I felt sorry for him, and couldn't be arsed with the insurance issue, after all the car was worthless.

Anyway... The tailgate was a bit fubarred so when I managed to get it open I took a sledge hammer to the bit inside the car where the tailgate shuts/locks (don't know the technical term.

I made it worse as the tailgate would fly open at seemingly random intervals.

The Vauxhall Cavalier - one of the safest cars you'll bump into
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2015 '65 Vauxhall Astra SRi, and a variety of "lovely" buses
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