New lucky owner of a 1.6T

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GreedyGoblin
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Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:37 am

New lucky owner of a 1.6T

Post by GreedyGoblin » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:50 am

Hey, I am new here, so this is an introduction.

I used to have an as ASTRA GSI, which by far was my favourite car (up until now) then the GSI “died” – when I got the cambelt replaced the garage never replaced the water pump so it blew its rods wasn’t worth the fight with the garage and I didn’t have the funds to rebuild it. Life has gone by getting married and having two small children.
My local Vauxhall dealership I noticed had an Astra Elite 1.6T (with the turbo badge) so gave them a call and ended up purchasing right after the test drive. The Astra K suits my life style now, a real sleeper car, 5 doors cheap running costs (tax, insurance etc) and it ticks all the boxes to keep the wife happy. Whilst something practical and safe to drive the kids around in.
Comparing to the GSI I used to have the K seems so much more grown up than the GSI and I thought the K wouldn’t live up the GSI. As I have now owned the car for a couple of weeks I have really started to fall in love with it.
I do have a question, what tyres are recommended for the K, after I brought it I noticed it had a odd tyre on passenger right hand side and turns out in the paperwork it had a puncture from the previous owner so they have brought a cheap tyre so running on odds on the front.
I am tempted to get both fronts replaced with a decent recommended tyre.
I am very lucky and happy to be the owner of a 1.6 T 😊


Markot1989
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:49 pm
Astra Model: 1.6t 200 SRI
Astra Colour: Black

Re: New lucky owner of a 1.6T

Post by Markot1989 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:30 am

I'm assuming given we bought our 1.6T SRI with 10k miles on it the other week at 11 months old that we are still on the factory Bridgestones. They seem decent enough but have noticed they aren't so sure footed through the rivers of water currently on the roads. We had a Mini Clubman previous, factory tyres also Bridgestones, and noticed they faded quite rapidly in wet conditions as they aged but still remained strong in the dry.

I swapped the Mini onto Michelin Pilot Sports and really noticed the difference in all conditions, they come in at around £100 per wheel on the Astra according to Black Circles. Our other car which is a 1.4 Ibiza we use as a runner is on Michelin Cross Climates which are fab in the winter, makes alot of the "4x4" crossovers look silly in the snow.


nsanderson
Posts: 463
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:30 am
Astra Model: 1.6T SRi 200 Nav
Astra Options: AGR seat, winter pack,parking sensors, spare wheel
Astra Colour: Power Red

Re: New lucky owner of a 1.6T

Post by nsanderson » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:41 pm

I'd add a vote for the CrossClimate+ tyres - great in the summer and winter with low noise and great grip plus very capable in the snow.
1.6T (200) SRi Nav - Power Red, AGR seat, winter pack, parking sensors, spare wheel,


gordon1
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Joined: Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:57 pm

Re: New lucky owner of a 1.6T

Post by gordon1 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:55 pm

got the original bridgestones on mine from new, now done 17k and they are due for changing, looks like their around £85 a corner


MOOGLEYS
Posts: 179
Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:39 pm
Astra Model: 1.6T Elite Nav Sports Tourer
Astra Colour: Deep Sky Blue

Re: New lucky owner of a 1.6T

Post by MOOGLEYS » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:17 pm

gordon1 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:55 pm
got the original bridgestones on mine from new, now done 17k and they are due for changing, looks like their around £85 a corner
The Bridgestone Turanzas are truly horrendous replace them with some PS4 it will transform the car.....


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