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    Difference between two Astras

    Im lookin at getting a astra for my second Car i aint got alot of money to spend so i want the fastest car i cant get (0-60) for the money

    i dont wanan go below 2001 if i can help it.

    been lookin at the 1.8 astra hatchback 3 door

    question is it says on the parker website that the astra 1.8 SXI is 8.5 sec 0-60 and the 1.8 SXI AC is 0-60 in 9.5sec. Yeh the 1.8 SRI AC is still 8.5 sec.

    Does this mean with the AC turned on or just in general??

    and whats the difference between the SRI and SXI engine wise?

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    The timings with AC are probably with it turned on. AC also makes the car marginally heavier which also contributes to the slower time.

    Why do you want quick 0-60 times? are you a traffic light grand prix driver?

    IIRC... The differences between SRI and SXI are mainly exterior and interior trim (looks) and suspension. although the SRI may have a close ratio gearbox... others may correct me as i maybe wrong.

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    Hello and welcome....

    Air Conditioning can slow a car down - but being honest you wont normally notice a difference.

    No difference in engines for SXi & SRi (as long as they are both asme sized engined) - they're trim level varients

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    Quote Originally Posted by d_ghedia
    The timings with AC are probably with it turned on. AC also makes the car marginally heavier which also contributes to the slower time.

    Why do you want quick 0-60 times? are you a traffic light grand prix driver?

    IIRC... The differences between SRI and SXI are mainly exterior and interior trim (looks) and suspension. although the SRI may have a close ratio gearbox... others may correct me as i maybe wrong.
    well i dont want to get a car thats going to be Slow for my second car as i think ive put up with enough of the 1.2 8v that i have. just want to make sure i get the best engine for its size and the best car.

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    the later 1.8s are 125bhp and IMO its the best size engine for the hatch with the best mixture of performance and economy

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    yup.. z18xe is a fantastic engine.. quicker than the 2.0 they made in the early years too

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    There is slight differences on the ECU between the 1.8 z18xe engines, equivalent 1.8 Astra seems lots more sluggish, and lots more economic, steer clear!

    Get 1.8 SXi, or 1.8 SRi, if funds allow, the SRi is also lower again over a SXi, and although these books quote figures, try test driving 2 cars, 1 SXi and then 1 SRi, you will then see the difference and fall in love with the SRi!
    Zafira B SRi Turbo

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    The SRi and SXi share the same suspension, so there is no difference in ride height

    As correctly stated above - the only difference between is trim and toys.

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    Ffoeg, the ride height on a SRi is lower, please reconsider you answer.

    I have had both cars.
    Zafira B SRi Turbo

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    I've reconsidered................... and my answer is the same.

    Vauxhall state (and always have) that both the SRi and the SXi are -20mm over the non-sporty models: LS, club, envoy etc.

    Manufacturing tolerances are never 100% and so some individual cars will sit lower than others even straight off the production line. And general wear and tear on the suspension will further accentuate any differences

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