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    Howdy from the new lad.

    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!

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    Welcome to the site!!

    You know you want to test drive the Turbo !

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    Welcome to AS!!

    Drive the Turbo!! You will regret it if you don't
    MINXY BUTLER-HENDERSON

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    your not supposed to encourage me!!!! Nice be on a forum with quick responses. Minx you also live on OCUK?

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    Hiya mate, welcome to the AS community
    My Project Auto-Biography Thread: Skin of an Astra - Heart of a Monaro - Click here to read more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCake
    your not supposed to encourage me!!!! Nice be on a forum with quick responses. Minx you also live on OCUK?
    Bugger I've been recognised!!
    MINXY BUTLER-HENDERSON

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    hi and welcome


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    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. LOL Minx I thought I remember seeing your name probably in one of the Vauxhall bashing posts usually lead by a TDI barge owner

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    we had an 1800 coupe then we test drove a turbo for a laugth now we have a turbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCake
    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. LOL Minx I thought I remember seeing your name probably in one of the Vauxhall bashing posts usually lead by a TDI barge owner
    I have no idea who you are talking about!! Someone has to stick up for the Griffin!

    Enjoy the site!
    MINXY BUTLER-HENDERSON

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