£19k New Astra Elite 21 Plate?

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Elite75
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Re: £19k New Astra Elite 21 Plate?

Post by Elite75 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:04 pm

Coming from a VRX to a 1.2T whether it's a new car, or not, I think you'll be bored of it after a few months. But if you are happy with how things are in other ways, basically paying 7k for a new shiny car that's cheaper to run is tempting though. It's your money, your life, your choice!

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Vayerr
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Re: £19k New Astra Elite 21 Plate?

Post by Vayerr » Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:19 pm

Better to go for a used one - few months old, maybe a year old. You'll save yourself quite a bit of money.
- Peugeot 206 Verve, 1.4 Petrol 2006
- Vx Corsa E Limited Edition, 3dr, 1.4 Petrol (90bhp) 2015
- Vx Astra K SRi Nav, 1.6 CDTi (136bhp) 2016
- Ford Focus ST-Line X, Estate, 1.5 EcoBlue (120bhp) 2019
- Vx Grandland X, 1.5 TurboD (130bhp) 2018 *Current*

Pompeydave
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Re: £19k New Astra Elite 21 Plate?

Post by Pompeydave » Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:31 pm

Some very nice standard equipment there but NO wireless charging ? VX being tight.
In this tech mad world should be standard like a lot of other manufacturers.
It doesn't bother me that much I don't have it in my 68 plate but it was a must in my daughters seat ateca.
That's the younger generation for you.

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Re: £19k New Astra Elite 21 Plate?

Post by Jammers » Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:09 pm

Pompeydave wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:43 am
Ever thought about leasing a car ? Brand new car on your driveway , I may well go this way next .
Lowish deposit , lease over 3 years on some cars make sense against buying new and depreciation.
Or PCP. I put down £500 and pay £190 a month for an Astra Elite Nav 1.4 Turbo which was 11 months old and had done 13,000 miles.

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Re: £19k New Astra Elite 21 Plate?

Post by Pompeydave » Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:43 pm

Jammers wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:09 pm
Pompeydave wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:43 am
Ever thought about leasing a car ? Brand new car on your driveway , I may well go this way next .
Lowish deposit , lease over 3 years on some cars make sense against buying new and depreciation.
Or PCP. I put down £500 and pay £190 a month for an Astra Elite Nav 1.4 Turbo which was 11 months old and had done 13,000 miles.
That's exceptionally good , one quick look on Vx website and I nearly fainted. Astra Sri 1.2 £300+ / month with min £3.5k down as deposit .higher spec models higher !
I'd rather get a little fiesta st-line 1.0 155hp on a 3 yr lease , £1400 down , £170/month. Great fun to drive.

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Re: £19k New Astra Elite 21 Plate?

Post by kamalaggi » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:41 pm

Looking at the latest brochure they have changed the wheels on the Elite Nav Premium to the ones on the SRI and also increased the recommended retail price on all models.

Also looking on Vauxhall website build and price page the Sovereign Silver paint isn't available anymore for the Elite Nav Premium.

The model year is listed as 2021D and theres only 4 trim levels available now.

https://www.vauxhallfleet.co.uk/histori ... oc-id/2356

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Re: £19k New Astra Elite 21 Plate?

Post by nsanderson » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:15 am

@Kamalaggi, I suspect they're winding down the model in order to replace it with a 308 in drag later this year/start of next. That said, all the models bar the base Business one seem to have an AGR seat (2 in the case of the Elite) again?! Looks like the 1.4T Auto has been deleted too? Can't see any mention of the Elite's electric folding wing mirrors either?

@Bigsmoke, I suspect you might be more entertained by tracking down a late 1.6T (68 plate) - not quite as quick as a VXR but quick enough!
1.6T (200) SRi Nav - Power Red, AGR seat, winter pack, parking sensors, spare wheel,

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Re: £19k New Astra Elite 21 Plate?

Post by kamalaggi » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:22 pm

Also looks like the rear seats aren't heated anymore.

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Re: £19k New Astra Elite 21 Plate?

Post by Bigsmoke » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:57 pm

Strange, the Elite Nav Premium I'm being priced for is the one with the older wheels and the extras, they've told me they will change me into it for £7.5k, which is still really tempting! my VXR is 2016 and they say they will throw in mats, tank of fuel, do my private plate transfer

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Re: £19k New Astra Elite 21 Plate?

Post by Boroboy » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:26 pm

I still think for a new close to top of the range car, 19k was not a bad price, If that's what you are looking for.
Regarding the Astra L, may share the same platform as the 308 & possibly PSA's diagnostics, doubt it'll look anything like a 308, styling heading more towards the new Mokka. As you know when a new model comes out you also pay a premium for it, certainly during the first few years from launch. Neither would I buy a new model fresh out of the box soon after release, as a lot the gremlins occur over the first few years from launch. Example, the earlier 1.4t & the 1.6d engine K's. As the model progresses a lot of the the earlier issues seem to have beened ironed out, as customers are the manufacturers guinea pigs these days.

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