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    gsi\sriturbo\coupeturbo reliable?

    I really want a turbo and with my new job I think i can afford one in a couple of months.

    I'm warey of all the stories I hear everywhere about the turbo's always going? Is this when they are modded or are they just unreliable cars in general.

    Also I'm torn between the three. I'll be spending about 9k on one, possibly more.

    Are the engines exactly the same, as i know the sri t is 10 bhp less than the gsi?..

    I need a turbo

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    Think they all run Z20LET's, if it was me and I had the money (£9k) I would
    set myself up with a coupé turbo and do a few bits to it with the spare cash!

    If your a standard kinda guy! Get the GSi, got all the goodies you would need!

    SRi-T is nice but not my cup of tea (although I have stolen the rear skirt!)

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    Ive had two and neither runs properley

    Does that answer your question

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    I know what u mean darren, the coupe turbo just looks like a standard coupe though. Thats what gets me thinking the gsi sri-t are a better choice.

    I thought with GSi being the newest they might of fixed a few of the probs found in the coupe turbo and the sri-t.

    Which two have u had Al?...

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    standard kinda guy with a GSI?? Darren -

    make sure if you get a GSI it has had the water pump replaced, that's normally one of the things that goes.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by sxi boy
    I know what u mean darren, the coupe turbo just looks like a standard coupe though. Thats what gets me thinking the gsi sri-t are a better choice.

    I thought with GSi being the newest they might of fixed a few of the probs found in the coupe turbo and the sri-t.

    Which two have u had Al?...
    Both GSi's

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    do what i did, pic up a cheaper one and do bits to it. the problems they genrally suffer from are faulty water pumps and airflow meters. when i buy anycar i change the waterpump, timing belt, idlers and tensioner to be on the save side.

    the airflow meter was £90 i think from autovaux
    and the genuine waterpump and belt kit around £100 from vaux in the trade club.

    other than that they are nice engines, mine runs sweet with 98k on the clock ***touches wood***
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    My coupe seemed better screwed together than the GSi ever was, I prefer the coupe shape now anyway. Not convinced on the GSi seats, that top Recaro leather bit tends to dig in your back and the rest of the seat is a bit baggy and unsupported.

    Would defo be a coupe it it was my choice and I've owned both

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    i would go for the coupe turbo mate ive had one and got a sri turbo now for sale i liked the coupe loads more than the sri they have both been good cars but the things to look for are the water pumps,front wheel bearings,rear breaks

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    Defo go for the coupe, they have a more rigid chasis, a sleaker look, and have a higher top speed. Oh and there made in Italy in the Bertone factory, Bonus . Only bother I had with mine was the air flow meter, had it replaced under warranty, also the coupes are cheaper so you can spend the left overs on mods,
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