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iceman
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18th Feb 08 at 15:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Are they really worth the cash??? Local dealer has offer me a 08 plate for 16.5k full loaded bar full leather, then i decided to look on courtenays website and they do some lovely upgrades
1) 300bhp & 300 lbs
2) massive 6 pot brakes with 352mm disks
hoses etc
could spend up to 21k on a bloody astra lol

My question is 21k for an astra lol im not convienced 300 bhp in a front wheel drive car.



[Edited on 18-02-2008 by iceman]
Scotty C
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18th Feb 08 at 15:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Why dont you get the nurdburger edition?
iceman
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ive seen that just dont the the ghay strip
iceman
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18th Feb 08 at 15:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its just a lightweight version and its 21k
LeeM
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18th Feb 08 at 15:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i'll take a tuned escos or a p1 over one anyday
iceman
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had a P1 just want something brand new lol
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18th Feb 08 at 15:39   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

They are stuidly quick for a fwd car, but like you say ccan you justify spendin 21k on an astra, weigh up your options first mate as you may regret it.
LeeM
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18th Feb 08 at 15:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

a new p1
IvIarkgraham
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i'd get a 2.5 p1
iceman
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quote:
Originally posted by red_top
They are stuidly quick for a fwd car, but like you say ccan you justify spendin 21k on an astra, weigh up your options first mate as you may regret it.


this im doing already a standard vxr wont be quick enough i know this already hense me looking to modify a standard 1
iceman
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If i was going to get another P1 i would get my old 1 back, but they are 8 years old now most of them abused its really hard finding a decent 1

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i'd get a 2.5 p1
DannyB
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Wouldent you get a fast as tits little hatch back for about 5k and get an older astra gsi or is it the fact you want a new car?
iceman
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i just want something brand new... even considered S3 and evo but the evo i would need 28 to 30 lol which i dont have lol
Tom
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Any sort of decently specced up s3 will be 30kish also robbo looked into it a while back.

Why not just buy something like 2 years old? Save yourself the massive loss of the forecourt but still pretty new.
iceman
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18th Feb 08 at 15:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

tom,
i've even looked at lease lol but thats like renting a house lol dead money
Daimo B
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quote:
Originally posted by iceman
its just a lightweight version and its 21k


its not lightweight?
Its 17k as far as i was aware?


Dry, yes, the cars are fine, TC is needed to be on though on the road or it spins up the lower gears.

Crappy boot space
No cup holders. Mofos.

Getting averages of 27mpg.

300bhp tuning is a stage 3 at least. Thats full exhaust system, remap, IC upgrade.

6 pots arn't needed, the 4 pot upgrade from VXR Center is fine.

You can spend 21k on an astra just speccing it up, Sat Nav, 19"s, exhaust system etc..

Putting 300bhp down in the wet though will be a task. Don't get Conti 3's (the "claimed" better and upgraded tyres from the Conti 2's that come standard) they are really really really bad.


I wouldn't buy another new Astra VXR, 2nd hand yes, but not a new one.
Ian W
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18th Feb 08 at 15:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I haven't driven the VXR or either of these 2 but I would rather have the new megane sport of Golf GTi, not a fan of the new VXR's really.

Golf is the most 'classy' hot hatch out at the minute IMO
iceman
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18th Feb 08 at 15:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its on there website:

http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/vx/vxr/flash/index_main.html

click on Nurburgring then spec's

20995 on the road

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quote:
Originally posted by iceman
its just a lightweight version and its 21k


its not lightweight?
Its 17k as far as i was aware?


Dry, yes, the cars are fine, TC is needed to be on though on the road or it spins up the lower gears.

Crappy boot space
No cup holders. Mofos.

Getting averages of 27mpg.

300bhp tuning is a stage 3 at least. Thats full exhaust system, remap, IC upgrade.

6 pots arn't needed, the 4 pot upgrade from VXR Center is fine.

You can spend 21k on an astra just speccing it up, Sat Nav, 19"s, exhaust system etc..

Putting 300bhp down in the wet though will be a task. Don't get Conti 3's (the "claimed" better and upgraded tyres from the Conti 2's that come standard) they are really really really bad.


I wouldn't buy another new Astra VXR, 2nd hand yes, but not a new one.
Daimo B
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18th Feb 08 at 16:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Funk me, your better off buying an Astra VXR and speccing it up yourself. I though the dealers were claiming it would actually be about 17k-18k

Nurburgring is a blatent rip off media pun to blag a few more sales. Not worth it at all.
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18th Feb 08 at 16:06   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

http://pistonheads.com/sales/349430.htm

id get that
iceman
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18th Feb 08 at 16:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ive looked at p/heads and this was 1 of 3 i really liked
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Suprised thats still up, 3 days old.Thats alot cheaper than a vxr, same engine and i prefer that shape anyway.
atz_49
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18th Feb 08 at 16:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

http://www.astonvauxhall.co.uk/vauxhall-dealer-new-cars-vxr-range.htm

18K for a brand new Nurburgring
iceman
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18th Feb 08 at 16:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

aye thats the online price didnt see that nice spot there chap
Colin
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What about a Focus ST

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