Astra 1.6t v Audi A3 has anyone got honest thoughts no badge snobs allowed

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Finston Pickle
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Astra Model: 1.6 Petrol Turbo SRI Nav Sports tourer
Astra Options: AGR seats;Wntr Pk;Sp Whl;S/Rf;Tints;CD plyr;P/Sens
Astra Colour: Flip Chip Silver

Re: Astra 1.6t v Audi A3 has anyone got honest thoughts no badge snobs allowed

Post by Finston Pickle » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:12 pm

We had an Audi A3 as an insurance claim, fill in car.

The A3 was very drab, dowdy, dark and cramped - neither of us liked it - not a patch on the A4 cabriolet we had at the time.

I would say that the Astra ST is as large as the Audi A4 - and BMW 3 series
1.6 SIDI Petrol Turbo SRI Nav
AGR seats; Winter Pack; Spare Wheel; Sun Roof; Tinted Rear Windows; CD player; Parking Sensors


Steg
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Re: Astra 1.6t v Audi A3 has anyone got honest thoughts no badge snobs allowed

Post by Steg » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:07 pm

That’s what I thought so the A3 is well over priced I think all you are paying for is the Audi badge in this size of car will stick with my Astra 1.6T have been trying to justify a change but can’t beat the Astra saw a seat Leon fr 18 plate looked good for a glimpse but no The astra beats it IMO for this size of car can anyone beat the Astra 1.6t for size spec and tech most importantly price looking forward to your input 🧐😊


Alanw
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Astra Model: Sports tourer 1.6t
Astra Options: Ergonomic seats,mudflaps,spare wheel
Astra Colour: Power red

Re: Astra 1.6t v Audi A3 has anyone got honest thoughts no badge snobs allowed

Post by Alanw » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:38 pm

My 1.6t tourer is nearly 3 years old though only done 10k miles has given me great pleasure with no issues at all and still not a squeak or rattle. I have been searching for a possible replacement but nothing as yet, I have searched most makes for a suitable fastish estate but for an Astra type budget it’s proving VERY challenging, I would be reluctant to go the VW group route because of the dishonesty and global issues they are responsible for plus the mechanical maladies their offerings are suffering at present,so any ideas anyone?
Power red 1.6t 200 sri nav. sports tourer, agr seats, spare wheel,mudflaps.


u697040
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Re: Astra 1.6t v Audi A3 has anyone got honest thoughts no badge snobs allowed

Post by u697040 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:14 pm

My 1.6t easily keeps pace with a 2lt tfsi.

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cb543
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Joined: Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:11 pm
Astra Model: Elite Nav
Astra Options: Intellilux headlights

Re: Astra 1.6t v Audi A3 has anyone got honest thoughts no badge snobs allowed

Post by cb543 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:01 pm

When buying the astra is the better deal, value for money, standard kit etc. But the rapid depreciation means unless I was going to run it until it dies I wouldn't buy one again, so Audi vote for me


Steg
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Re: Astra 1.6t v Audi A3 has anyone got honest thoughts no badge snobs allowed

Post by Steg » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:18 pm

That’s bang on didn’t think about depreciation when I bought mine so unless I’m willing to take at least a £3k hit I better stick with it till it dies shit😙might paint it orange to make it look different 🧐🤣


PACMANIA
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Re: Astra 1.6t v Audi A3 has anyone got honest thoughts no badge snobs allowed

Post by PACMANIA » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:02 pm

My thoughts are this they are German cars build design and constructed in Germany opel. Vauxhall just follows suit. Just used cheaper material. Had it had a bmw badge and the car cost £35k would you still buy it. If you Put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. :shock:


Steg
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Re: Astra 1.6t v Audi A3 has anyone got honest thoughts no badge snobs allowed

Post by Steg » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:37 pm

Confused me what’s the pig the Astra 1.6T or the A3 my thinking it’s the A3 and the lipstick is the badge is that what you mean🧐


PACMANIA
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Re: Astra 1.6t v Audi A3 has anyone got honest thoughts no badge snobs allowed

Post by PACMANIA » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:26 pm

My bad yes the audi :lol:


AJB123
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Joined: Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:10 am
Astra Model: SRI 200 Petrol Hatch
Astra Colour: Black metalic

Re: Astra 1.6t v Audi A3 has anyone got honest thoughts no badge snobs allowed

Post by AJB123 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:33 pm

I like the Astra SRI petrol 200's 'wolf in sheep's clothing' appeal and it's overall practicality and value for money compared to VAG. Shame that this Astra engine has reportedly been phased out.


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