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    Question Girlfriend needs a new car...but what?!

    Hey guys

    My girly is looking at getting a new motor, as, after driving the same car for the last 6 years (a 1.4 GLX Pug 206) she's bored senseless. Now she doesnt want to spend mega money so shes looking at 3 to 4 grand ideally but has a few criteria:

    1) needs to keep up with my Sport which she thinks is the mutts nuts
    2) HAS to be 3dr and have aircon
    3) not make her look like an old get

    she likes the Astra Sports/Sri but is a bit -ooo is it too big for me..?- so we need options
    52 plate 1.8 Bertone Coupe
    Now where did I put all of those Irmscher bits?

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    Focus Zetec 2.0 16v
    Astra 1.6/1.8 SXI
    MG ZR 120 (Cant believe im listing that!)
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    206 GTI (Not 180)
    106 GTI
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    106 gti lovely
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    personally out of turbo Scotts list i would go for the 106 GTI newer models produce 130bhp (look for two prongs at the front of the engine just below the rocker cover but above the manifold to tell if it's the 130bhp engine) it's small light and nimble, doesnt take much to get the BHP increased either

    As standard they'll wipe the floor with a SXI 1.8 Sport/SRI all day long aswell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Lad
    aircon
    iirc that rules out the 106.
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sten
    iirc that rules out the 106.

    yes it does i just read the 3dr bit but why have aircon imho it's useless in this country it never gets hot enough
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    1.8 Tigra (the new ones).

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    Seat Ibiza 1.6 SE

    http://atsearch.autotrader.co.uk/WWW...00533204283231

    2000 SEAT IBIZA 1.6 Sport 3dr Hatchback,
    Petrol, 50,500 miles, . Seat ibiza 1.6 sport, yellow, 3 dr, 5spd, 50K, 11 mths MOT, 4 mths tax, climate control air con, pas, abs, e/w, e/mirrors, remote c/l, 4 airbags, alloy wheels, 4 speaker fm/cass with 6 disc cd changer, alarm/immobilizer, rear headrests, rear spoiler, front foglights, sports interior, sports dials, onboard Vw computer diplaying mpg, temp and distance, service history, lady owner, showroom condition. Cheap parts, running costs and insurance ( Grp6 ). A rare model. Was £4700 reduced for quick sale due to timewasters and lack of driveway!!. £3,995. ovno.
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    my 2nd option..... a tad over 4k tho.

    2001 Y Reg TOYOTA Yaris 1.5 16v VVTi T Sport3 Doors, Manual, Hatchback, Petrol, 27,000 miles, Red. Full service history, Immaculate Condition, ABS, Adjustable seats, Adjustable steering column/wheel, Air conditioning, Driver airbag, Electric mirrors, Electric windows, Foglights, Folding rear seats, Head restraints, Passenger airbag, Power assisted steering, Remote locking, Rear headrests, Side airbags, Sunroof, Warranty and Finance Available, HPi Clear. Insurance Group:7, Reduced This Weekend WAS £5495 NOW £4,495 p/x welcome
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    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

    2958cc was 175BHP @ 4000rpm, 370Nm (273lb.ft.) @ 1900rpm NOW 230BHP/469Nm (344.9lb/ft)!! www.IUsedToOwnTwoAstras.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skipz
    why have aircon imho it's useless in this country it never gets hot enough
    you tell me mate - the missus refuses to look at any car that does not have aircon cheers lads - will let her have a read of the comments and see if she spots something she likes. Point of interest, she was very interested in the 106gti till she found out about the lack of aircon! The things you put up with for love!
    52 plate 1.8 Bertone Coupe
    Now where did I put all of those Irmscher bits?

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