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    1.6cc or 1.8cc??

    hi all, just a quick question
    which engine is best a 1.6 or a 1.8? someone once said to me that the 1.8 was a soft engine and the 1.6 was much better.

    any ideas on which is best? i cant go up to a 2ltr or the 2.2 for insurance purposes!

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    both are fine - 1.8 will be more refined higher up the rev range.

    The n/a 2 litre is not much better than the 1.8 - the 1.8 is apparently more sporty

    Is it an SXI??
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    my 1.6 seems to lack a kick that my other cars have had.
    WIth the 1.8, you normally get traction control and ABS, but no TC on the 1.6.
    Can I just point out that the 1.6 litre is actually 1596 cc ... a 1.6cc engine would be struggling to pull your car IMHO.

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    there isnt much between the 1.8 and 1.6 in my eyes M7ACD has a 1.8 16v sport and T17 CAM has a 1.616v SXi both mk4s and there doesnt seem to be much in it although gogs's wee 1.4 16v can keep up with the two of them and annihalate Uge's 1.6 8v GSi Lookalike :shock:
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    My 1.6 seems nippy enough, its 100bhp and the Astra is a light car so pulls well. Once you go past 1.6 this is when petrol is big bucks i reckon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxi boy
    My 1.6 seems nippy enough, its 100bhp and the Astra is a light car so pulls well. Once you go past 1.6 this is when petrol is big bucks i reckon.
    1.8 is 125bhp iirc - yeah - both engines provide sufficient power to make the car nippy - but like i said the 1.8 will be more refined higher up the rev range. But yeah fuel consumption is something to take into consideration!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sxi boy
    My 1.6 seems nippy enough, its 100bhp and the Astra is a light car so pulls well. Once you go past 1.6 this is when petrol is big bucks i reckon.
    petrol only becomes big bucks if 1 you have a led right foot and 2 if the government keep puttin it up!!!
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    Get a 1.6 and use Optimax
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    Buy the 1.8!!!!! sod the 1.6, its about 2 seconds slower and you can really feel it. Regardless of what you chose, you will always want to go that little bit faster after a while. If you dont get the fastest you can afford now, you will kick yourself in the future.

    In my opinion the 1.8 engine is fantastic! it does give sports car performance and at a freindly insurance level. Try and get an SXI model!

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    some of the early astra's had the 1.6 in the later ones had the 1.6 16v's. Stay well clear of the normal 1.6 the 1.4 16v's are just as quick. The 1.8 16v is a great engine and quick for what it is, tuning it is a nightmare though with limited products avaiable. The 1.6 16v is a solid reliable engine with endless tuning potention readerly avaiable.

    SO it may depend on what you want to do with the car.......also the 1.8 is a good insurance group for the engine and spec of the car.
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