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chrism40
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Joined: Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:43 pm
Astra Model: SRI 1.4T 150 VX-Line
Astra Colour: white

Hello from Devon

Post by chrism40 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:47 pm

Hello guys, Im Chris and have had my Astra SRI 1.4T VX-Line for 2 weeks now. This is my first vauxhall since a Cavalier SRI in the early 90s (which was old then).

So far I'm impressed, it drives much better and seems better quality than Vauxhalls ive driven or been in before. None have appealed much, but this seems smart and well designed.


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Anupanu
Posts: 944
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:04 am
Astra Model: Elite 1.6CDTi 110
Astra Options: Intellilux, Driver & Parking Pack, AGR Power Seats
Astra Colour: Emerald Green
Location: Junction 11, M4

Re: Hello from Devon

Post by Anupanu » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:22 pm

Welcome chris,

Pleased you are happy with your VX Line. What did you come from?
Had
5 Nova/Corsa
4 Astra, including current Elite in Emerald Green 1.6CDTi 110
4 Cavalier/Vectra/Insignia


chrism40
Posts: 30
Joined: Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:43 pm
Astra Model: SRI 1.4T 150 VX-Line
Astra Colour: white

Re: Hello from Devon

Post by chrism40 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:54 am

Hi. I came from a temporary car actually, a 10 year old Focus 1.6. Good handling, but rather harsh ride and quite cheap feeling, it didnt inspire anything in me emotionally, i wasn't sorry to change.

My main car for the last 10 years had been an MG ZT 135+. I adored that car, it was gorgeous, smooth and very reliable.. until one day an injector failed and broke the engine (it had the BMW diesel engine). I was like losing a pet, but financially it just didn't make sense repairing, so I let it go. The Astra is really nice, but cant replace the ZT in that way. Its a head choice, but im happy with it.


danh23
Posts: 114
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:12 pm
Astra Model: Sri cdti
Astra Colour: Metallic mineral black

Re: Hello from Devon

Post by danh23 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:29 am

Hi chrism40 which Astra did you go for? Was there any extras
1.6 CDTI Astra SRI metallic mineral black (110hp)


chrism40
Posts: 30
Joined: Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:43 pm
Astra Model: SRI 1.4T 150 VX-Line
Astra Colour: white

Re: Hello from Devon

Post by chrism40 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:59 pm

Its the 1.4T, SRI VX-line. No extras. Its a lease car and didnt want to wait for a custom model, i got this one in 2 weeks. Its really nice, but doesnt give me the emotional connection my ZT did. Its a common theme on the ZT owner club, people have had to move on since they are getting old now, and while replacements are 'better' cars in most ways, they just dont have that X factor that make owners love their ZTs (and 75s).


24/mk 7
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Re: Hello from Devon

Post by 24/mk 7 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:31 pm

Hi all first timer ,can understand Chris missing his old motor I am the opposite done ford ,fiat,Leyland,and the last 26 years have been with vauxhall good or bad stuck with them.Now more than happy to be driving an astra again top car nice place to be in "smile on chops"good forum ,good pictures n info Bill...


cooldad
Posts: 1196
Joined: Mon May 02, 2016 5:40 pm
Astra Model: 1.6 SRi Turbo 200PS
Astra Options: 18" Alloys + IntelliLux LED Matrix Headlights
Astra Colour: Power Red
Location: SE London

Re: Hello from Devon

Post by cooldad » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:17 pm

Welcome; pleased you're enjoying your car!
Astra 1.6 SRi Turbo 200 PS / 150 kW, Power Red.
'Intellilux' headlights, 18 in / 45 cm bi-colour alloys, driving assistance pack, advanced parking pack.


24/mk 7
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Re: Hello from Devon

Post by 24/mk 7 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:43 pm

Cheers,like urself have a 1.6t 200 granite grey though .........


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