....like many thousand astra owners, I tuned into TG last night in eager anticipation of the VXR arriving on the scene with a BANG!!... Out pacing, out handling, and out pricing its nearest rivals!! After the review by JC it left me feeling a little flat!!
Like others I currently have this car on order and without physically driving it, I weekly hunt across the internet looking for news, reviews and pictures of the final production vehicle!!! to keep me afloat that ive actually made the right decision!!....
...Now.....ive read across a few forums on how the VXR was slated by JC in last nights program and how people have'nt expected anything else. I also understand that JC week in week out drives every kind of car from superminis to supercars!!! And in some areas may agree on his comments (Only from what Ive read elsewhere about the car. But nothing has put me off). Ive also read that the VXR on last nights TG didnt have the correct suspension and dampers setup as TG were eager to do the review with the other hot hatches(Someone please shed any light on the truth behind this!!!)
Surely VXL wouldnt let this happen considering the interest TG generates!!
I also appreciate Mr Clarksons love of VW's and his dislike of VXLs in general, to tbh it was no shock on some of his comments!!
I do find it hard to believe that VXL would be pushing a brand as expensive and as big as the VXR range, to rejuvenate its perception as a car manafacturer, and fail in a way JC suggests!!
I must admit I still woke up this morning feeling quite happy that I was still purchasing a Astra VXR.
Anyone else have similar views??