Time to bid goodbye to the "K"

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davie24
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Time to bid goodbye to the "K"

Post by davie24 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:06 am

Today is our final day with the Astra. As of tomorrow morning we are changing to another car.
We are staying with Vauxhall though.
Moving to a Grandland X. Hopefully it will be easier for the wife to get in and out of.
Astra 1.4 150bhp Sports Tourer SRi 66 plate
Lava Red
Parking sensors front and rear.


Jamboseven
Posts: 22
Joined: Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:07 pm
Astra Model: 2018 1.4T SRI VX Line Nav
Astra Colour: Silver
Location: Scotland, near Dundee

Re: Time to bid goodbye to the "K"

Post by Jamboseven » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:10 pm

My wife has a 1.2T Grandland X, which model you picking up?
Really nice car to drive, can't through it about like the Astra but its got all the gadgets you need.

My wife though thinks it looks ok but she was more interested in the heated seats and steering wheel


davie24
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Re: Time to bid goodbye to the "K"

Post by davie24 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:38 pm

It's a Grandland X 1.2. SE. Originally hoped for a Tech Nav,however the build time was forecast to be around late this year at the earliest.
Astra 1.4 150bhp Sports Tourer SRi 66 plate
Lava Red
Parking sensors front and rear.


Jamboseven
Posts: 22
Joined: Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:07 pm
Astra Model: 2018 1.4T SRI VX Line Nav
Astra Colour: Silver
Location: Scotland, near Dundee

Re: Time to bid goodbye to the "K"

Post by Jamboseven » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:11 am

Nice,

It took me a few goes in her Grandland to sort myself out with the electric handbrake but apart from that its fairly decent motor to drive.
The 3 pin socket in the back I still find a bit weird. does make it easier to hoover it though.

I feel its got better brakes than the Astra as well


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

Re: Time to bid goodbye to the "K"

Post by Markot1989 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:53 am

Glad to hear you are enjoying it, my dad has the Grandland X on his shopping list at present. He's got a '13 plate Outlander which they've had from new that is getting far too long in the tooth now given the issues they've had and its plummeting RV.

Do they all come with electric handbrakes or can you get a "proper" lever? I'm assuming they auto release if you try to drive off but won't if you don't have the seatbelt on?


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