It amazes me how many Opel fans there are in Europe and the UK. There are numerous forums and fan-sites in the UK as well as Europe. There is one forum in Australia of Opel lovers and it has been more than helpful when diagnosing problems with my car. Australia just doesn’t get it. Most car nuts are too into their Commodores or Falcons and their V8 cars. From observations I can surmise that are are 2 main kinds of car freaks here (1) Bogan Commonwhore lovers with their V8s and their Maloo fetish and (2) riceys with their Mugen powered Hondas.
I fall into neither category but still like working on my car and modding it.
Anyways found a few great websites selling Opel Astra parts – one of them being this website – more than helpful customer service and relatively cheap postage rate. The parts are not expensive either.
Paid for 2 front grills, door pins and tacho gauge today – now the waiting begins….