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    Which Engine???

    Been looking at 2 astras today but dont know which one to go for... 1.4 16v and a 1.6 8v, which is the best engine to go for in terms of performance, MPG, reliablity??

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    well if the 1.6 8v is anything like mine then you'll probably get better performance out of the 1.4 16v which is 90odd brake i believe!

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    why not the 1.6 16v? it's only insurance group 5
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    yeah im with Cal, no offence to the 1.68v and 1.4 boys and girls but the 1.6 16v is worth the extra.... and a 1.8 16v is worth the extra again

    1.6 16v is a good enough tho.
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    If your gonna mod the engine then go for the 1.6 16v

    If you want slightly cheaper insurance than that then go for the 1.4 16v, plus you get a little performance as well.

    If you want a slow boring car, with not brilliant fuel economy then get the 1.4 8v
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    go for the 1.8 16v. Not too much to insure and has plenty of go for most situations.
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    well i have the 1.8 16v and i love it

    Try for the 1.6 16v if you can mate as they seem to be very perky for the size
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    wish i went for a 1.8 not alot of difference on the insurance form my 1.4 :roll: only found out after though

    there is quite a big jump in insurance cost from the 1.8 to the 2.0 and above.

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    I got the 1.6 16V and its fast enough for me, insurance is still £1500 but thats cos I got convictions. In 3 years time, when my convictions have expired I'm either gonna go for a second hand GSi (probably be able to find one nice and cheap then) or see what the Astra H is like and maybe get one of those.

    Get a 1.6 16V u won't regret it.

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