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    Default Which Astra ?

    Going with a mate looking at cars on saturday who's after a newish Astra.

    I've recommended him getting an SRI XP - CDTi 150 sport hatch & he's open minded on what model to have. (Not a vxr though).
    He's a diesel bloke but a petrol engine is also an option.
    His budget is £10k cash + a Peugeot 406 2.0 HDi estate on a Y plate in px.
    What model would you recommend he should look at getting ?


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    SRi XP 2.0T,thats what i'd have.......

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    wouldnt bother with the px he'll get a better deal without it with a car of that age

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    I would suggest the 1.6 turbo engine. Thats a superb engine and easy on the fuel. One like this http://search.autotrader.co.uk/es-uk...leRegLetter=57

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    The 2.0 Turbo has been discontinued for a good while and there are not many about anymore, the Sporthatch 2.0T is a restricted engine to produce just 167bhp (170PS). Only the 5dr is available with the 200PS engine.

    The 1.6 Turbo is a gem and is 177bhp (180PS) and has a 6 speed box. The only other I would consider is the 1.9 CDTi 150.
    I had a Sporthatch 150 for a year and did 32000 miles in it.

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    He'd be better negotiating hard with no p/x and slapping the Pug on e-bay.

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    Sri if he wants the looks externally. Design if he doesn't care what it looks like outside, but would like half leather seats, auto wipers, auto lights, auto dipping mirror, MP3 stereo, etc, etc.

    I had a Design Sporthatch with the 1.9-150.

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    a bit far but the car people in manchester has the diesels sri and xp versions for about £8500 on 08 plates a big selection of cars http://www.thecarpeople.co.uk/

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    Trim : SRI NAV XP

    Engine : 1.9 CDTI 150

    Year : 2007

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    The 2.0T would get my vote, then get a BSR remap to 240bhp.

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