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    New (sort of) Astra Coupe

    Is see Vauxhall have started selling the 1.6 16v Coupe in the UK which was previously only on sale in Spain.

    Who would want a 1.6 coupe?

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    I thought you could only get the 1.6 convertible :?

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    Depends on if the 1.6 coupe is lighter or heavier than a hatchback. I've never thought about that.

    If the coupe is lighter and the engine can handle it, then they're gonna sell a lot more.

    It may be more insurance friendly aswell.

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    I hope they dont sell a 1.6 coupe. Its downgrading to to all the coupe's with a proper engine in it. At the moment you can look at a coupe and be pretty certain that its gonna leave your average car for shit. If they start puting an underpowered 1.6 in them then you lose that reputation. :?

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    i didn't know they had a reputation for speed? i'm not tryin to diss the coupe (i like them) but you don't normally see them powering about.

    9 times out of 10 they just have some dissy blond pottering about in them :roll:

    if the 1.6 is insurence friendly then i can see it being quite a popular car. it's not fast enough for petrol heads, but from vxls point of view, thats not their target.
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    atleast now i wont have the slowest coupe... :roll:
    na, but seriously, they should have followed the calibra route and dropped a v6 in there! if you compare engines to the calibra they are similar
    2.0 8v similar power to 1.8 16v
    2.0 16v(red top) " "2.2 16v
    the good thing with the cally, is that even the 8v had a good reutation!

    i suppose vauxhall will end up selling tons of them...
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    erm it's been on sale for a while, just look at the vauxhall website.

    LINK :arrow: 1.6 coupe

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    Been on sale a month tops.

    I'm guessing GM want to shift all the Coupe bodyshells they have before the car goes off sale.

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