Took an Astra Sport SRi out for a test drive yesterday. It was the 1.9 CDTi SRi. This is a diesel engined car, but it delivers 190PS. Man it didn't have go, it was hard to believe that I was driving a diesel!.
I must say that it looks just great and this demonstration model had 18” alloys fitted. The interior looked good too. The space inside the car is about the same as the existing Astra, but the boot size seemed to be smaller and not as wide.
Anyway, after I was driving it around for a while, I noticed that it has a button on the dash marked "SPORT", so I pressed it and the consequences were astronomical. The car transformed into a bit of a monster, and all because of this little button. The sports mode, enhanced throttle response, adjusted the steering response and the chassis to give a firmer ride. The car handled extremely well and felt positive.
I am impressed with the Astra Sport, and I really can’t wait until September so that I can test drive the 240BHP VXR version.