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    Default The new 1.8 Engine....

    ... it's a little cracker TBH. 138bhp i think it is. Got it in an Astra 5 door SRi and with the Sport button I was really surprised with how quick it shifts

    Looking forward to a good blat home tonight in it. Big improvement on the older 1.8 engine. Gets to 3000 rpm and seems to suddenley get a new lease of life and pickups again. The cams obviously are altered to get the best setting here but boy can you feel it.

    Nothing like a VXR though

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    My vecb was a 1.8 & it was a great drive, surprisingly sporty & nicely weighted on the front.

    This new one sounds even better John.

    I would imagine the C would still be a bit heavy for a 1.8 though.

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    At a guess mate the C is still too heavy for it but this Astra really does fly Was pleasantly surprised. We have a 1.6 at work and it sucks.

    Corners really really well too. Why does Astra SRi's have 18" wheels as standard and Vec have 17"

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    Astra Sri's should have 17's as standard. Guess it's an option that someone specced.

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    My Vec C 2006 1.8 is like that ..... flies along nicely and then really picks up between 3 and 6 thousand revs. Obviously not as good as a 3.0 V6 but still enjoyable.

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