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    Default sorry to astra converts!

    to all the members that have decided to trade the vectra for an astra especially the sportshatch you have my condolenses! i can honestly say that i have a 1.4 sxi sportshatch courtesy car whilst my baby is in for repairs and i can honestly say after a lenghtyy test drive, what a 5hit car! i wholeheartedly 100% miss my vectra! i seriously cannot wait to get my car back! this car might appeal to some people b ut not me ,its so small and claustrophobic and handles like a blancmange ! i must admit i fancied a wee blast today, guess what i picked to have some fun in? yes thats right, my 1998 rover 416 ls, what a hoot as for the"sportshatch" its sitting down the side of my house where it shall remain till i get my vectra back! PS to all the chaps on here that have traded their vectras for astras you have my sincere condolences! and remember this club is for vectra c,s pure and simply because, its a much better car! END OF

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    and it's not soley for owners

    if you like or aspire to a C then you're more than welcome on here..

    I had a new astra as a hire car when we went on holiday..nice.. but would i buy one??? maybe not..

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    Ditto the above. While my cars been ' indesposed ' I have had an Astra - which I hated, A 1.8 Vectra - which I wasn't too impressed with, Currently a Mondeo Estate - which understeers, wobbles, has unbelievable torque steer and is giving me chronic back pain, A Primera - the less said the better, But the best so far, was a Zafira CDTi.

    Don't bother with the Astra, get the Zafira. This coming from me, who hates MPV's or overly family oriented cars is quite some praise!

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    are they really that bad?

    Must get a go in one...

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    ...nice to see this site mellowed and moved on over the astra sporthatch thing a while ago

    handles like a blancmange
    WTF are you on, the astra out handles a vectra full stop.
    Mainly because its a smaller car -why do you think they use them for the btcc and not the vec?

    If you don't like the Astra fine but don't tell me my car is **** because I (and others) know better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyb
    ...nice to see this site mellowed and moved on over the astra sporthatch thing a while ago
    The 'site' in general has mate, or at least i'd like to think so...


    Quote Originally Posted by cyb
    WTF are you on, the astra out handles a vectra full stop.
    Mainly because its a smaller car -why do you think they use them for the btcc and not the vec?
    My old Astra G SXi and the wife's current Bertone rag top both outhandle the Vectra by a mile, hence my suspension tinkering. I also drove an Astra H a while back with standard non-sports suspension and that's far better than the standard Vec C set up.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyb
    If you don't like the Astra fine but don't tell me my car is **** because I (and others) know better.
    I have suspicion that what killed the fun for Mr Pogo was the small 1.4 engine, get him a drive in one with a bit of kick and he'd probably have a little more respect for it.

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    *lmao* Get ovet it Dude !!!! If you are going to compare it to a vec do it like for like and try an Astra SRi , Or try a VXR, outhandles, out performes and outclasses a vectra, imho, and I have owned and lived (for a short time, still got a huge grin every time I turn the key) with both ...

    Jeezus I thought the astra bashing had stopped ....

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    Dude....

    A 1.4 Astra has no power. Neither does the 1.6 IMO. Now the new 1.8 is a zippy little ******. BUT compare a Astra Design to a Vectra Design and the Astra runs circles around it.

    Compare a Astra SRi to a Vectra SRi and the Astra runs circles around it. My Vectra SRi needed a spring upgrade to handle well. Love my Vectra to bits, but safe to say my new Astra will run circles around and around any Vectra any day

    Astra-Bashing has stopped.

    It's a club, I am here cos of the people, the cars are a nice to have

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectrapogo
    and remember this club is for vectra c,s pure and simply because, its a much better car! END OF
    I'll say this ONE LAST TIME. This club is for anyone who wants to join and has an interest in the vectra C or signum, whether future, current or past owner. The Next person to say something along the lines above will get a two week ban. Just quit it, your not doing yourself or the forum any favours. I really hope this is the last time we have to clarify this matter.

    Its perfectly fine to offer your opinion on a car but commenting on who this site is for and making other members feel unwelcome is not on.

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    Well said Andy, you get my full support. How's your 'project' car coming along?

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