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MartynWheeler
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Posted Sun May 11, 2014, 9:17am
Subject: Gaggia Classic - Pre 2009 machines are they better
 

Hi,

I am looking to buy a gaggia classic.  I am happy to buy second hand and fix problems myself - however, my question is this - are there any real significant differences between the pre 2009 models and those built more recently by Phillips.  I have found one locally for 50 but it is a newer model - should I take the plunge or wait it out and find an older model on ebay?  I'd appreciate a few opinions before buying...

Thanks very much in advance,
Martyn
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Posted Sun May 11, 2014, 6:41pm
Subject: Re: Gaggia Classic - Pre 2009 machines are they better
 

Welcome to CG.  

Sorry, I do not know that there are any differences. I believe that all of the parts cross reference, so any repairs will be with existing parts.  Mine is made 2011 and seems fine.  If I found a local one for that price, I would go inspect it and see it heat.  If it seems good, you got a great deal.  Most ebay stuff will be site unseen.

 
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Posted Mon May 12, 2014, 8:38am
Subject: Re: Gaggia Classic - Pre 2009 machines are they better
 

I think it's just minor things with the solenoid valve. Mostly its just a matter of 'who' makes it. I've generally heard that Gaggia made them a little better than phillips but I don't know if it's worth the markup.

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that being said, I do have the older model and it's built like a rock.
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