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    Vauxhall need a budget Astra VXR

    Just seen this on Auto Express....

    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/64...speeds_up.html
    (not too keen on the paint job)

    If VW have created an insurance friendly Golf GTI/R-32, I think VXL need to jump on the bandwagon an create budget VXRs to attract the younger generation or those with convictions.

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    Great idea if you want the VXR's values to drop like a stone!

    Vauxhall actually do a lower speed better value version of the VXR, it's called an SRi Sporthatch with an Irmscher bodykit.

    I know I'll probably get slated for this and I'm not a badge snob, but the only way to keep a badges appeal is to make it (semi) exclusive.

    This is the reason they won't sell T8 bits to just anybody. If there were 100 T8 copies, what would that do to the values of the real ones?
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    you'd have any old scrote driving a vxr then
    Car broken- A3 170 quattro s-line

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    Im sure you can actually buy the VXR body kit as an optional extra on Sporthatch Models!

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    I agree - I think VW are lowering the tone a bit - almost heading towards Saxo territory!!! It is aimed at boy racers who can't buy a 'real' sporty car.
    Having a car like this will be one more reason for them to try and race everybody!
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    I liek them. I'd consider one. Hows it for the boy racers? It could be for people, like myself, who like cars but the insurance companies hate us.
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    this is why i put all the gsi kit on my 5 door
    well if they made a 5 door gsi i would buy one
    its a good move to sell more cars
    how many kids have 16k for a car at 17?? not many

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    i quite like that golf but maybe thats coz i am who it is aimed at people who cant insure an R32, i dont see why everyone is slating it i mean how many young chavs could afford a car like that?

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    You can buy a VXR kit for the sport hatch, but it looks nothing like the proper VXR kit. Vauxhall will only sell VXR parts to a person with a VXR the same way BMW will only sell M parts to someone with a M power car
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    Golf Speed
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    They have all been doing it for years. Just now there's more to replicate.

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