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    I was up at VX today getting some warranty work done, (as you do),

    Looked at the Vectra and the Astra vxR`s ,

    I have to say the Astra did it for me, I want 1 !!!
    They had a few colours in stock but I have to say, Silver still is the nicest, They had a Silver Sporthatch on 19`s, it was stunning, I think to get the same effect with the Vec they should have put 20`s on it ... They had a silver Vec vxr, and to be honest it wasn`t as striking, from a distance it could be an SRi , not so with the Astra, stands out of the crowd ..

    Thats my opinion anyhoo,

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    well theres only one option for me and thats the vec... couldnt get the pram in the boot of the astra sport hatch when i had one.

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    Haven't seen either in the flesh yet, but from pics etc. I've seen so far, I'd agree. The VXR Astra looks something quite different, as you'd want it to. The Vec VXR, as you say, doesn't look all that different from an SRi etc. I haven't looked at the specs, but is the Astra on par with the Vec (on performance), better, not as fast?

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    Me too, mate. I'd have the Astra over the Vec any day. Only reason I've got a Vectra is coz I couldn't afford a 3 door Astra!!

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    See where you are coming from, but the actual spec on the Vectra is allot better. Also the room in the back is far to small on the Astra as the seats are so big. If you are only two, then its very fine as it goes like stink, even without the sport button pressed. The vectra is far more of a grown up car over the Astra where its place is truly on the circuit and if we where allowed as a street racer. The Astra has loads going for it, but is just a little too much hard work and like Poppie pumped up on steriods. The Astra, as far as I am concerned is better fettled in the suspension department, where the Vectra relies on electronics, which in fariness it does very well. Don't get me wrong, the Astra is excellent and looks terrific, but the Vectra is for me, well I have no choice now!!!

    It all comes down to what you like and I did order an Astra but once I saw the Vectra I was hooked. Anyway its sounds , far far better than the Astra tee hee

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    Check you fit in the Astra VXR, I'm 6'0" and reports that with a high backrest style of driving (as I do) is very tight on headroom.

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    I am 6' and I found the head room lacking in the Astra VXR.

    But having driven both the Astra and Vectra VXR's my thoughts are :-

    Noise - V6 far out weighs the 2.0 from Astra - Vectra Wins
    Looks - You can't beat the aggressive looks of the Astra - Astra Wins
    Performance - Astra is quicker off the line, but past 80mph the Vectra is awseome - Draw
    Handling - Astra has a great chassis in it's own rights, and as Mark has said, Vectra relies on electronics, both handle brilliantly, but the Astra is the better 'hooligans car - Draw

    If they were as practical as each other then I really don't know which way I would go. but I have become very fond of the Vectra VXR.

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    Give it 12-18 months. Vectra VXRs should be available at very tempting prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLC
    Give it 12-18 months. Vectra VXRs should be available at very tempting prices.
    Only problem with this is that mine will be worth B****r All as a trade in by then ........

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