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Is the Opel Astra 1.3 diesel a good engine?

I am looking to buy a 1.3 Opel Astra diesel: is that a good engine?

Ken Lee (Cork)

Aug 2020 Filed under: diesel

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Hi Ken,

You've not mentioned the year, but in general, that 1.3-litre CDTi engine was a decent powerplant, mixing good economy with surprising performance. It's not the most refined in the world, but it has proven to be quite robust.

Shane O' Donoghue - Complete Car Advisor

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