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28th Dec 06 at 19:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well been on about getting a Corsa C now for a while, been looking at the 1.4 sxi/sri or the 1.8 sri.

now though ive thought about the Astra G 1.8 sport/sxi/sri

Dont really know anything about the astras, ive never been in one so dont really know what they are like inside or performance wise and extras.

any advice would be great

[Edited on 28-12-2006 by Bullet Proof SRi]
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28th Dec 06 at 19:38   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Astra.

Doors clunk better, Dash feels better, seats are better, car is more practical, car has less stupid little annoying faults.

No contest for me.
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106gti, no contest at all
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what are the differences in the astra models, sxi/sport/sri, any differences in performance at all.

and how do they compare performance wise to the corsa 1.8
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muppet please dont put 106 gti. i want a corsa or astra. so i can at least fit in it and feel safe in it

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quote:
Originally posted by Bullet Proof SRi
muppet please dont put 106 gti. i want one of the above


sorry, just my opinion. overall a better car than the 2 options you posted
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The Corsa will obviously be quicker, but the Astra will be nicer to drive, and you'll want to keep it for longer.
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Astra
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ive heard that the corsa is slightly quicker accelerating but the astra is quicker top end
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I'd go for the 1.8 Corsa.
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quote:
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ive heard that the corsa is slightly quicker accelerating but the astra is quicker top end


ok, but how often do you actually do 0-60mph and sit at 134mph on the motorway?
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Day to day driving the Corsa will be the more capable car. Unless you need a mid sized car the Corsa is the better option.
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if you say you cant fit in a 106gti, how is the corsa an option?

astra if its the space that matters
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but you won't need to replace half the suspension/steering on the astra.
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im not sying i cant fit in a gti, but my sister has a paxo, and its a bloody squash / no foot room either.

mmm im not sure and im in know rush to buy either yet, just really trying to find out abit about both.

i plan to put irmy goodies on either one i buy

but back to the astra

what are the differences in the astra models, sxi/sport/sri, any differences in performance at all.





[Edited on 28-12-2006 by Bullet Proof SRi]
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the earlier 1.8s had less power than the later ones. I think it was 115bhp and 123bhp, so the later ones are better.

the sri had better seats than the sport IIRC, and may have had the irmscher bits, but I'm not 100% sure, I can't remember.
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anyone else gopt any knowledge on them
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i often find robins knowledge a bit vague aswell
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It is a little bit
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I know the old Vectras were 115bhp then 123bhp for the new shape.
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hardly any differance between 1.8 sxi and 1.8 sri mostly just badge's no differnce engine wise and performance, sri's came standard with a spoiler silver dash insert leather wheel and the later sri's came with grey seats insted of the red square pattern
sport is just a earlier verison of the 1.8 /1.6 sxi i belive differnt wheels? and earlier less powerfull x18xe i think?

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quote:
Originally posted by Bullet Proof SRi
what are the differences in the astra models, sxi/sport/sri, any differences in performance at all.



I know it's obvious, but try searching Auto trader for each model and you should get a good idea of the differences between the different specs.

Another thing to consider is if your bothered about Fuel economy or not, as strangely the Astras are better than the Corsa! (due to the astra having a longer ratio gear box than the Corsa - which is annoying as hell on the motorway!)
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what about buying prices.

is the astra going to be more money to buy then the corsa, lets say they are both 01 to 03 plates.

some 1 did suggest to me to get a focus but they are even slower arent they
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whats annoying rob h, the gearbox or the the fact the corsa uses more fuel
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dont go near a focus lol


i woudl say the astrs would be cheaper than a corsa 1.8 sri cos the corsa is rarer

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