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    thinking in a few months perhaps changing from a GSI to VXR is their much difference in performance and sound and is the understeer as bad as silly clarkson says.
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    Only had the vec b GSI, now i have the vxr.....and........i love it.

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    Sound I find much better than the 3.2 (which sounds lovely I might add) after owning a veccy VXR and now a Saab Aero with the 2.8 in. Performance is I find better by a long way, and according to a lot of people they took out the active suspension (cant think of the right name for it) fuse out when they did the VXR test drive.

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    I've got a Vectra C GSi and have driven the VXR. The VXR has blistering performance compared to the GSi but I think the GSi handles it's power better. Also the GSi generally speaking tends to be a lot more generous on equipment compared to the VXR. The VXR however does stand out more in the crowd and is a real head turner where as the GSi as more subtle and refined.

    So if you want manageable power from a refined car - GSi.
    BUT if you want raucous, in your face, full on power - VXR.

    Obviously that's my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvr View Post
    Hi Guys
    thinking in a few months perhaps changing from a GSI to VXR is their much difference in performance and sound and is the understeer as bad as silly clarkson says.
    Cheers
    Paul
    My last car was a modded GSI which was remapped and running 227.4bhp when RR'd and my car now is a modded VXR running 310.4bhp.


    Std 208bhp GSI vs std 276bhp VXR is no contest the VXR will leave it standing upto 60 m8 and after that it will just dissappear into the distance, even my remapped gsi wouldn't keep up, the difference is that big, remember though the GSI is an older breed and the VXR is it's replacement so it's designed to be faster.


    The GSI is a very good car and has a lot more toys than std VXR's if you go for an early 54plate or older and is fairly quick car with a N/A lump.....I loved mine

    The VXR doesn't suffer from torque steer any where near as bad as seen on TG, the car on Topgear had fuses pulled to try and switch of the traction control and by accident they had pulled the fuses for ESP and ABS making the car handle terribly.

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    vxr paul,you wont regret it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvr View Post
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    thinking in a few months perhaps changing from a GSI to VXR is their much difference in performance and sound and is the understeer as bad as silly clarkson says.Cheers
    Paul
    Yes it is

    (really, they are both good cars, however the vxr will be faster )
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsi.vxr View Post
    I've got a Vectra C GSi and have driven the VXR. The VXR has blistering performance compared to the GSi but I think the GSi handles it's power better. Also the GSi generally speaking tends to be a lot more generous on equipment compared to the VXR. The VXR however does stand out more in the crowd and is a real head turner where as the GSi as more subtle and refined.

    So if you want manageable power from a refined car - GSi.
    BUT if you want raucous, in your face, full on power - VXR.

    Obviously that's my opinion.


    This is the Best way to look at it I'd say!

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    Taking into account whats been said is it quite a handfull?
    Thanks for the replies
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    No its not a handful, its the first turbo car ive owned and by far the fastest car ive owned by a mile. Very easy to drive and i havent been able to push it to its limits yet, i dont class myself as a good driver but i find the vxr pretty easy to handle to be honest. The clarkson thing did worry me but once your behind the wheel you soon find out its no where near as bad as clarkson made it look....it handles really well for a big car.

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