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    Angry New car ideas?

    hey people, I had a pretty horrific crash last night . No other parties involved and details and pics shall be posted up here tomorrow. Basically the car, an astra 1.8 16v sxi is a write off and I'll be getting a cheque from the insurance so I'll be looking at a new car. I'll be spending around £6000-£7000 on a new car and I want something similar in terms of performance. Was thinking along the lines of another hatch, 3dr this time with the z18xe engine in it... or a coupe with the same engine. My dad suggested looking at other cars though so could you recommend any similar performing cars which have around group 7-8 insurance? Dont think i can afford any higher insurance now.

    Ideas please people I'll be needing to buy a new car within the next few weeks/months when the insurance comes thru

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    Sorry to hear about the crash and I hope you are ok from it!!

    Civic or Golf mk4 would be my only other choice over the astra.
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    "Pretty horrific" sounds very nasty indeed - glad to hear your OK, but shame about the car.

    I's say Astra or Golf (not fussed on Civics)

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    yes im rather lucky... I clipped a huge treestump and was doing a rather great speed, came out with a slight bruise on my left arm... the car was on fire under the engine (not much) and after closer inspection this morning it appears I'd clipped a grate sunk 3" or so into the ground and spun and the car had rolled 3 or 4 times. All in all the police said that they've seen much less damaged cars where people have died. So to get out with just the injuries i did was particularly lucky. As I say we have photos so I'll post them tomorrow when i get to the camera. Which models of the civic and golf would you recommend? also is the focus any good?

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    Bloody hell - "pretty horrific" was an understatement And another sterling testament to the strength of the Astra G.

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    yes well I was doing a pretty silly speed in all fairness and would have been ok if I'd not have had 2 move over to the left side of the road due to the car coming the other way. I cant do anything but accept full responsibility for the accident even though the grate was there. I dont think the survival rate for an accident at the speed I was doing is too high... nevermind after rolling the car a few times. Mikeseaman3000 should be on here later after work. He's seen the crash site and photo's of the car and he'll tell you all what it was like.

    And another sterling testament to the strength of the Astra G.
    have to agree mate. The interior of the car is fine, the footwells complete, nothing protruding into the car. I think the interior damage is the clutch pedal moved to next to the brake pedal and the gear lever's bent (i think this is the result of the airbag pushing my arm onto it thus creating my only injury). But thats all. My badminton racquets were all fine too not sure where they found my mobile + glasses.. but they were covered in mud. excellent job by the passers by, fire service and police tho.. great guys

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    Glad your ok too mate, your number obviously aint up!

    I'd stick with Vauxhall, but I am biased. Wouldn't go near a focus, the vaux engines are just much better than ford. And the insurance groups are rather kind!

    My g/f has an escort Gti, 1.8, 115ps engine, my astra, 1.8 sport, 115psi. So you'd think they're the same right?

    Her's is group 13, mine group 7! And take my word for it, my G would it that escort for breakfast!
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    Sorry to hear about your accident mate, but glad you`re ok
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_1.816v
    after closer inspection this morning it appears I'd clipped a grate sunk 3" or so into the ground and spun and the car had rolled 3 or 4 times.
    Was the accident just due to the grate cover being too low in the road surface, if so would you not be eligible to hold the local authorities or whoever maintains the road responsible as the road surface was an accident risk
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    yes i believe it was the cause but it's just to the left side of the "edge of road line" while it's still on the tarmac im not sure i have a valid claim. It's roughly the depth of the height of a credit card, as deep as the width at points.

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