Hello fellow Vauxhall people!
I currently own a 1.6 16v Astra and love the car but would like a bit more power and a slightly tighter ride.
A few months ago I thought I was in position to buy another Astra and took a test drive in a nice silver 2.2sri. I loved the extra power and the factory body kit looked very tasty indeed. Unfortunately money was a lot tighter than I had imagined and had to let that car slide past me.
I am now looking again and this time I would like to look at both the 1.8 and 2.0 turbo. Looking at the vauxhall technical details it appears the 1.8 takes 8.5 to 60 and the 2.2 manages it in 8.2??? Is this because of the extra weight that the 2.2 is not much quicker? Is there anybody that has driven both the 2.2 & 1.8, and do they feel the 2.2 is worth the extra initial outlay/petrol/insurance?
Im not sure I should really test the 2.0 turbo as I will just neeeeeeeed to buy one which my bank account cannot handle!