Hey, my first post
Currently have a Focus which I am in the process of selling, have been looking around for a replacement and stumbled accross the MK4 Astra which I have never even considered before.
Seems to fit what I need perfectly, has more or less the same spec as the Focus, reasonable price, extremely reasonable insurance, and nearly 2 seconds quicker to 60 than the focus
I went to the dealer earlier and they had an SXi which was very nice indeed, was new than I wanted (X,Y, 51 plate) but still got a chance to look around it. Seemed nice enough, similar size to the focus, styling is good and I can see it looking better with a few subtle mods. Compared to the other cars I have been looking at, this seems to be the one
Looking on autotrader there seem to be more SXi's than SRi's, I have had a search and have noticed a few small differences such as a spoiler, but what other advantages does the SRi have? I have about £5500 to spend, preferably less so I will have some cash to throw at it, but have around £6500 in total which I hope will get me a decent one.
Going to call another local dealer and see what they have and may go down there tommorow, I just want to compare the driving experience with the focus before I can totally make up my mind. I have always been a Ford man (was considering getting another fiesta zetec-s but would rather an astra) so I have come over to the dark side as it were
Edit: Am after the 1.8 version if that makes a difference