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    Newbie.. Help !!

    Hi all ,

    Just looking into buying a Astra 1.6 sxi in prestige blue , 5 dr , 52 plate (jan 2003) , done 3800 miles and its from Network q £7,995

    Is this price good and whats this model of astra like ? i've sold my Focus 2.0l zetec which i thought was crap (slow and rattled like a skeleton having a w**k).

    My m8 has a 2.2 sri (02 plate) which is cool , but to expensive for me on insurance , how does the above car compare.


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    The 1.6 16v engines are fine, test drive it and see how you feel with it.
    I would'nt think it's gonna be faster than a 2.0 Zetec though.

    Try it and see.

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    Heres a quick comparision for you to look at:


    Ford Focus 2.0l zetec
    BHP=130 Top Speed=125mph 0-60mph=9.2 seconds MPG=33.1
    Insurance Group=8

    Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Sxi 5dr Hatchback
    BHP=100 Top Speed=118mph 0-60mph=10.5 seconds MPG=38.2
    Isurance Group=5

    Vauxhall Astra 1.8 Sxi 5dr Hatchback
    BHP=115 Top Speed=125mph 0-60mph=9.5 seconds MPG=36.2
    Insurance Group=9

    Vauxhall Astra 2.0 16v
    BHP=136 Top Speed=130mph 0-60=8.5 seconds MPG=32.8
    Insurance Group=11


    Sxi spec is pretty wicked, i think the only one up from that is the SRi.
    Hope that helps!
    (As for price, no idea... but that don't sound bad)

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    Thanks for the replies m8's..

    don't think my focus does 0-60 in 9.2sec ?????

    test drove astra today its a lot smoother and quieter and seemed just has quick without really having to push it.

    Is the price its up for good or should i look out for 1.8 instead ?

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    I think there was something wrong with your focus then if it was slower than 9.2!

    I used to have a 2ltr zetec which when standard on a RR had 147bhp.
    Its not as fast as my astra but it was a far better car to drive.[/quote]
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    Price sounds reasonable to me. X plates sell for around £7k. Offer them £7500. Whats the worst that could happen!
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