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    SXi to Sport

    I've currently got a year 2000 1.6sxi, I need a five door and have spotted a T-plate 1.8 sport.

    Would I notice the difference in performance?
    Do the 1.8 sport come with rear discs?

    Is it worth my while swapping?
    Any opinions?

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    Is going back a year worth the extra 15hp (at most)?
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    I wouldn't bother to be honest. As ZS said, you'll only be looking at a 15bhp hike as the old version of the 1.8 only had 115bhp. If you need to change to 5 doors you may as well get a newer SXi.

    If you do want a bit more kit and power though, you could try hunting for a newer 1.8 SXi or SRi. They shouldn't be too expensive now so worth checking to see if you can afford one. Not as easy to find as a five door 1.6 though

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    If you really need the extra doors, the new one is in at least as good condition and its not going to cost you anything to swap then yeah why not but there wont be much difference in spec or performance.
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    the t reg sport should have abs,tc as std
    yes the 1.8 will have rear discs on it as well as a leather steering wheel
    also the x18 lump in the t reg dose have more then 115bhp
    more like 120-125bhp as std i was getting 124bhp out of my one 2 years ago with no mods at all

    also the sport is cheaper to insure then a 1.8 sxi

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    I got a T reg 1.8 Sport but thats what i started with. Like the others said, go for the 1.8 SXi, i think that has the 125bhp engine compaired to the 115bhp the Sport has. Still glad i got mine though dont get me wrong

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    the 125 lump was out in 2001 cars if
    but the 115 one is just as fast an its easyer to get more power out of with mods
    ie a new exhaust manifold will work very well an its £400 cheaper then for the z18 as the cat lives under the car
    my 1.8 sport

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    the BHP difference in the 1.8 models is irrelevant as danny has said. Rob had the 125BHP I had the 115BHP and there was never anything in them, side by side on the motorway putting your foot down you would think they were identical. iirc the torque is the same for both anyhow.

    So do you change for the sport?

    Well if your 1.6SXI is a non abs 4 stud car then yes, as the 5 stud with ABS is amazingly different regards braking, and the fact you get switchable TC will make things a bit more fun to drive. Just make sure you shop around as astra G's are a right mind field in terms of cost and quality I have started to notice.
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    Yes I've owned both 115 & 125 bhp 1.8 and found the earlier 1.8 quicker.

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    i have a 1.8 16V sport on a T plate also, rear discs, ABS, TC, Air con, leather steering wheel, easy engine to mod, everything seems to fit it, and i have also been side by side with my mate 1.8 SXi 2001, Z18 and both of use agreed there was very little or no difference, BHP is really to do with your top speed, my dads BMW 320D SE only has 150bhp, but 350lbFT of torque, it is very very very quick!!!!!! Oh yeah the 5 stud hub also means Z20let conversion mad easier and 308mm discs is a doddle to fit!!!

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