In autoexpress this week the new astra sport (3dr H) has been put against the following cars:
Citroen C4 coupe 1.6 VTR
Ford Focus Ti-VCT Zetec Climate (bloody mouth full!!)
VW Golf 1.6 FSI S
the astra used was:
Astra Sport 1.6 SXI
Guess what the astra came last! With the Focus came first foloowied by the Golf then the citroen then the astra. However its not all bad from our point of view the comments on the astra were as follows:
If you rate looks highly the astra will fit the bill however its the most costly to run, least practical (I think they missed the point there) and rides too firmily. To finish off though autoexpress felt that the 'playing it safe' by the Golf and focus package will mean they lose sales to the astra and citroen.
Hopefully the VXR will rate more highly but I doubt it as the Golf is already proving a great package.