Been meaning to post since last week, as some of you may have gathered the Zafira is up for sale to make way for a new car. I had every intention of keeping the Zafira for a long while (Honest Guv). But as with all best laid plans something came along and melted that idea. Basically back last year when the 5-door Astra was launched we had a preview of the Sports Hatch, at the time I fell in love with the car, just the looks were stunning, however as the months went past, that feeling past, and any feelings of a sports hatch's melted into distant memory......that is until we received our 4 pre-launch cars, 1 of which was put on as my demo to drive. Now the car is nothing mind blowing performance wise, its a 1.6 16v SXi in ultra blue, but after 10min of looking at the car, all those lost feelings came flooding back. Still I tried to fight it, but after driving the car for 24-hours, and some quick sums on the calculator the fate of the Zafira was sealed and my Astra love affair began all over again.
So last Tuesday 12th April, I placed my order for a New Astra SRi-Turbo Sports hatch......yes I can hear someone at the back shouting "why not wait for the VXR", well the reason was 4 fold, 1. I have no patience, 2. I wanted something thats going to be a bit individual and special, 3. I wanted certain options and 4. the price that the SRi is costing along with the £99 insurance I would have been mental not to go for the SRi T.
The car will becoming with the following spec:
Astra SRi Turbo 170 ps (in the process of getting a 200ps ecu, and hopefully later a VXR one)
Full leather interior
Adaptive forward lighting
Electric folding wing mirrors
18" Alloys (these will be replaced with 19s)
CD30 MP3 headunit
Hands free telephone kit
I also took delivery of the bodykit for the car on friday and there are a couple of other bits to get sourced before the car arrives in early June. Unfortunately it wont be ready for PV, but it will be on the road ready for .
However I am becoming incredibly impatient at the wait and theres still about 6 weeks to go....never mind