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    Default Newbie... Advice and pics please...

    1st of all sorry if this is in the wrong section...

    Ive just come over from astra sport, i'm looking at getting a vec c, has to be silver and the sri... i currently have a astra sri 2.0...











    .... went to look at a 1.8 sri today but had sold. shame... have gone as far as i want with the astra and need a bigger better car, i have no idea on the styling or whats even available for the c's so if anyone would like to show of there silver or even any coloured c's here i'd appreciate it...

    Also what would you suggest to go for in the 1.8 or 2.2 sri, in regards to performance versus mpg/ins/tax etc... i'd prefer the 2.2 but the missus says get the 1.8, she currently has us rolling about in a navy blue mondeo 1.8 lx ...

    Cheers all, lee

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    Ok nice pics of the Astra.....

    Why a 1.8? (Barrage of uppsets here, I know) but from ypur pics I assume you want something with "Go"

    What about a 3.2 GSI?

    Let's be sensible, what about a nice 1.9 CDTI 150, Quicker and nicer than existing vehicle?

    And of course from this website plenty of people will tell you how to mod. it, also Veccys are coming down in price at the moment


    Just athought

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    regards to performance versus mpg/ins/tax then it would be a 1.9cdti 150 but as im not a fan of smokers id go for the 2.2.

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    I assume you have an Astra 2.0T so why not go for a Vectra 2.0T, and maybe remap it to 220bhp or thereabouts from a standard 173bhp? Think you will find a 2.2 a tad less lively than what you've been used to, and the 1.8 even more so.

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    Here's my 2.0T in Silver Lightning:

    Attachment 10214

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    as john stated poss best bet is the 2.0T
    heres a picture of mine


    Attachment 10215

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    Another vote for the 2.0T



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    Get a 2.0T. Only group 12 insurance so is reasonably cheap for the performance, thats why I got mine. BTW John's car and mine are Edition 100's which come with a few extras over the SRi.

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    Just to chuck a curve ball in;

    Does it have to be an SRi?

    Have you looked at a Signum? A Design spec car is basically the SRi level, but has more bits, half leather, sat nav, all round electric windows etc.

    It has the same chassis as the SRi too, so does much the same job. Same engines available too, 1.8 petrol (a bit meek for the weight of car) 2.2 (about right) 2.0turbo (excellent, very tuneable too - search for BSR) Diesel, everything from the 2.0 & 2.2DTi through to the 3.0 V6, which is a superb lump.



    I've had the SRi, and now the Signum and have to say, I much prefer the Signum overall. The SRi was a good car (reliability issues on mine aside) but the Signum has something about it.

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    2.0t vote from me

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