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    astra gsi differences

    Hi, im looking for a mk3 GSi, and seen theres a 2.0 16v and a 1.8 16v. appart from the engine, whats the differences with the two models, EG body kit etc......
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    dont think there is any distinct differences apart from the engine size! although i think the 1.8 doesnt have a sunroof not sure though
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    i'm not so sure there is a difference in engine sizes - howver the outputs do vary from 150-ish BHP in the early models(red top) then 136-ish in the later ones.

    not 100% on that - but iirc thats right.
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    there are even some that only had 115bhp IIRC

    also only the red top valves came with bonnet vents

    and there were a few variations in the spoilers and side skirts IIRC
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    Early ones came with a redtop 2litre (C20XE - 150bhp) and side skirts with bonnet vents, the later ones had either the 2.0 or 1.8 EcoTec (134 and 115 respectively IIRC) and with side skirts & vents. alos the later ones had lower interior spec inside.

    The later ones were just speced-up 'Sports'. IMO go for a redtop, better all round and much more tuning bits available. Or go for a proper professional ready done C20LET (turbo) conversion.

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    As said early 2.0 came with the red top engine, they then bought out a lesser powered 1,8 engine and finally a special edition 2.0 with the ecotech engine

    The early 2.0 had everything

    1.8's lost front fogs as standard, electric mirrors, traction control and had 14" wheels with plastic trims.... Body kit was the same

    The special edition lost the bonnet vents and gained AC

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    thanks guys thats really helped.... but do u have any idew how hard it is to find an early red top......

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    There's 23 Asst'd Mk3 GSi's on Autotrader right now - some early, some late, some standard, some already modded. It all depends on what your after and how far you're prepared to travel to get one.

    There's plenty out there, it's just whether the one you what is for sale.

    Good luck, one your quest

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