At last back in an Astra...Sri 1.6t nav VX-line

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Pompeydave
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Astra Model: Astra Sri nav VX-line 1.6t
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At last back in an Astra...Sri 1.6t nav VX-line

Post by Pompeydave » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:22 pm

Well it's been a couple of years since I sold the earlier k 1.0 Sri , now back in a 68 plate 1.6t Sri nav VX-line. Pick it up on Monday and can't wait. It's in metallic silver and looks great. Engine lovely and smooth and I would say on par if not slightly quicker than my fiesta st I had.
So decision to go for the Astra was purely on price / value for money. I was 99% sure on getting another seat Leon but equivalent was over £2k more. The Leon is a cracking car and can thoroughly recommend it but slightly pricey on the 2nd hand market. So I've got the Astra for probably 2 years now so on this forum for at least another 2 years lol.
Did notice the seats are electrically operated and loads of adjustments so think this could of been an extra from factory.Standard cloth Sri seats but with loads of adjustments.....great ! The wife sits completely different to me so possibly a nightmare though.
All in a cracking car to drive , tight engine and gearbox as very low mileage so will prob loosen up as time goes on.
So another member of the 1.6t club , one thing I did notice NO Onstar......never mind did know it was going .


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danx55
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Re: At last back in an Astra...Sri 1.6t nav VX-line

Post by danx55 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:16 pm

congrats Dave :) enjoy .... are you going to have ST seats retro fitted ;)

....the 1.6t sounds the bomb! :D

cheers
dan


Pompeydave
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Re: At last back in an Astra...Sri 1.6t nav VX-line

Post by Pompeydave » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:28 pm

Thanks very much Dan
ST seats in an Astra lol , might take some modifying ! As you know I've liked these Sri seats ever since I got the 1st Astra k , this time round feel similar but with electric adjustment all round. Will be interesting .
And yes 1.6t a cracking engine , very smooth acceleration .


MrSM82
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Re: At last back in an Astra...Sri 1.6t nav VX-line

Post by MrSM82 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:08 pm

Welcome back! (Not that you really left :p)


Pompeydave
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Re: At last back in an Astra...Sri 1.6t nav VX-line

Post by Pompeydave » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:58 pm

Thanks MrSM82
Yeah didn't really leave , Was on the forum every day despite owning a SEAT lol


tuglet
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Astra Model: 1.6T 200 Elite Nav
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Re: At last back in an Astra...Sri 1.6t nav VX-line

Post by tuglet » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:51 pm

Engine’s a cracker isn’t it. Much prefer it to my old Mk5 Golf GTI.


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Re: At last back in an Astra...Sri 1.6t nav VX-line

Post by Pompeydave » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:04 pm

Yes tuglet quite tight at the moment , hopefully will loosen up abit over time. I reckon a "cautious" driver has had it and driven it like miss daisy.not a bad thing I suppose , rather them than a rental car firm lol.


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Re: At last back in an Astra...Sri 1.6t nav VX-line

Post by tuglet » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:50 pm

How many miles does it take to loosen up you reckon? Mine had 2000 miles on it when I picked it up last month. Got 3500 now. Averaging 43mpg which I’m chuffed with.


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Re: At last back in an Astra...Sri 1.6t nav VX-line

Post by Pompeydave » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:23 am

I think by 20k it's loosened up , remember once when I went on a training course years ago they talked about engines at their peak and engineers said 20k onwards is when they perform best. That's stuck in my head for years and going by the amount of cars I've driven seems about right.


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Re: At last back in an Astra...Sri 1.6t nav VX-line

Post by tuglet » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:05 am

20K! Had my Suzuki Swift Sport for 7.5 years and only had 39K on it when I traded it for the Astra, so might take me a while to hit 20K lol
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