What I ordered:
Car: Astra K 5 door Hatchback
Trim: Elite Nav
Engine: 1.6 Turbo Petrol
Colour: Cosmic Grey
- IntelliLux matrix LED headlight pack
- Keyless entry and start
- Drivers ergonomic sport seat pack
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Space saver spare wheel
- Dark tinted rear windows
The power from the 1.6T is instant with pulling power even in 6th gear. This engine, along with the headlights, was what made me choose an Astra over the Focus. The IntelliLux headlights work as they should and are very entertaining to watch working at night. I'm really pleased I went for keyless entry, purely because I think it is quite useful to have if your hands are full or if, like me, you are just very lazy. The parking sensors so far have been quite good, I didn't have them in the previous car so getting used to them may take some time. The infotainment system (Navi 900) is very, very nice to use. The display in the instrument cluster is really helpful, especially the speed display what with having a more powerful engine. Android Auto/Apple CarPlay are very nice to use, although I have only used Android Auto once which was on the way back from the dealer. Moving on to the seats, I went for the ergonomic seats which as someone who is 6'2" and has a f**ked up back, the extendable leg rest and adjustable lumbar support is a God send.
The Bad Bits
There are a few points which I have picked up on already that annoy me. Firstly, the paint quality. I know a lot of people have had this problem but I seem to have picked up a stone chip or alike which has gone through the clear coat by the looks of it so I will have to look at repairing that soon. Secondly, the visibility out of the rear passenger doors isn't great as the door sweeps up to join the glass on the 'C' pillar. Thirdly, this is small and slightly pedantic, I wish there were more cubby spaces.
What would I change?
Other than the cubby spaces, there isn't much I'd change about the car. I'd want it to come with two boot lights for one, I've got a second one on order so I should be fitting that soon and I'd choose the power seats, I did try to amend the order but unfortunately it was too late.
If you are looking to buy one and are struggling to choose options, etc. I would definitely recommend the IntelliLux headlights,I'd recommend the ergonomic/power seats and I'd recommend getting an SRI/Elite Nav purely for the infotainment system.
Overall, in the short time I have had this car, I have fallen in love with it. Would I recommend anyone buy one? Hell yeah I would!
As soon as I have given the car a proper wash, I'll get some pictures taken and posted.