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    Default 2009 Astra VXR

    Not a bad little package to be honest, dash, steering wheel and radio etc are all stolen from the vec-c IMO, but nevertheless...

    Strong little motor, 2.0 turbo, 240bhp, 19" wheels, full heated leather recaros blah blah..

    Handling, braking and general chassis set up is very good, albeit a little hard for road use. Not really that much noticeable difference when the "sport" button is on or off though. And the V5 says Vauxhall Astra VXR Racing too.

    The standard exhaust note is amazing when it comes on boost, not particularly loud, but sounds like a jet fighter plane taking off ..worth buying just for that..

    Apologies for the pictures, what actually happened was we went out in the Astra, red lined all gears into 6th, and again, and then some more (private track, of course ) and for a brief moment I thought it was kinda close to the power of my smaller engined bike - so came back and took that out. Unfortunately the VXR cant hit 60 in 3 seconds (glad I didn't take the R1 out)

    All in all, a great car and highly recommended to anyone thinking about buying one.

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    PS - I'll get some detailed pictures of 'just the car' for anyone thinking about buying one.

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    nice car mate, hope you dont have any problems with the keyless entry system my brother in law has a 59 reg sat on his drive at the moment that only seems to let him in to start it when the car feels like it,its been back to the local dealers a few times and they dont know what to do with it.

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    umm there seems to be a motorcycle in the way in the photos?

    Still jealous tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Knox View Post
    umm there seems to be a motorcycle in the way in the photos?

    Still jealous tho
    have to agree, the bikes in the way a bit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobby-tupper View Post
    nice car mate, hope you dont have any problems with the keyless entry system my brother in law has a 59 reg sat on his drive at the moment that only seems to let him in to start it when the car feels like it,its been back to the local dealers a few times and they dont know what to do with it.
    Sorry to hear that, no probs with this one (yet)! As long as the fob is in your pocket it opens the car walking towards it - regarding starting it, it seems you must be in the drivers seat (with fob in any pocket) or it just says no!

    For example, If my mate sits in the drivers seat with the door open and I stand outside with the fob, left arm on the roof and right arm on the top of the door, leaning in slightly it wont start as the fob is just outside the car. throw it on his lap and it will start. I'm guessing there is sensors (each side of the drivers seat, perhaps?) to detect the fob.

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    On seeing the title I was expecting to find pics on new shape astra Vxr, always liked the astra vxrs, mates got a nurburgring edition, kicks out 300 bhp, exhaust sounds immense, the car itself is like a rocket!! So wish I could afford one

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    Better pics coming soon, folks!

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    Will be interesting to hear how the Astra VXR engine sounds when I get round to fitting mine next year in the Vectra

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