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by Finston Pickle
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: What has happened to the corsa range ?
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: What has happened to the corsa range ?

I would have thought the Corsa griffin would have had the 3 cylinder turbo petrol - or the GSI 150 HP engine.

I would also have thought that - as the Vx adds claims it to be fully loaded, by inference - the engine choice would be the only option.
by Finston Pickle
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: New Astra 1.6T Elite Nav and MPG
Replies: 13
Views: 713

Re: New Astra 1.6T Elite Nav and MPG

Could the new 1.6 T petrol engine fixes have hit petrol economy? - e.g filter backpressure/ECU tweaks? I think that it has hit 0-60 performance, so why not economy.

44.6 mpg over the life of my MY 17 SRI Nav.
by Finston Pickle
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First post here !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: First post here !!!

The SRI Nav 1.6 T was a cheaper insurance band than the Elite, when I got mine - it's down to the standard safety kit, missing on the Elite.
by Finston Pickle
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to this forum - happy owner of an Astra SR I
Replies: 26
Views: 1280

Re: New to this forum - happy owner of an Astra SR I

Looks a bargain - go for it!
by Finston Pickle
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to this forum - happy owner of an Astra SR I
Replies: 26
Views: 1280

Re: New to this forum - happy owner of an Astra SR I

How much PCP or £ to change - roughly - is it so little as to be a no brainer, or expensive?
by Finston Pickle
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: My Astra does not rev to red line in auto mode
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: My Astra does not rev to red line in auto mode

I wish the Astra 1.6 Turbo auto was available in the UK - the auto changeup is probably when the engine drops off max torque (it's not worth revving out SIDI petrol engines).
by Finston Pickle
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to this forum - happy owner of an Astra SR I
Replies: 26
Views: 1280

Re: New to this forum - happy owner of an Astra SR I

Out of interest, what is the approx delta to upgrade from the SRI K to the Elite Nav K?
by Finston Pickle
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Emergency braking system
Replies: 14
Views: 1112

Re: Emergency braking system

Yes, I meant auto brake assist. I think that I was concerned that in a false positive situation (many have had several of these) and you touch the brakes, the car will respond with an emergency stop, perhaps causing danger to both the driver and traffic behind. I have never dared to try the brakes i...
by Finston Pickle
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Emergency braking system
Replies: 14
Views: 1112

Emergency braking system

Am I right that if the emegency braking system starts chiming and you get the red flashing light that the brake pressure is automatically elevated.

Also, that If you then brake - the car will not respond the way that you are used to and will in fact feel dammed dangerous.
by Finston Pickle
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Navi 900 setup
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Navi 900 setup

A query about traffic avoidance alerts: When I first got my car the Sat Nav (Navi 900) would verbally advise of an upcoming road problem with a graphic showing the hold up section on the planned route and the suggested workaround - which I could select to use if I wanted, or dismiss. Now it alerts m...

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