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    Hi i am currently looking into buying an astra. I have been looking for my first car and wondering did they make a 1.6 coupe if so how easy are they to find.

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    They definately did a 1.6 convertible, so i would imagine so, they are miserablley slow, but from an insurance perspective would make sense! Nice Irmscher goodies and they look tops too
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    yep the ydid do a 1.6 coupe but as said above very slow. probably quicker than my heap though
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    welcome.. yes they did make a 1.6... but not a cheap entry as you might expect. this is the cheapest one on ebay today.

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    First off welcome to AS mate. I wouldn't really recommend a coupe for you first car for insurance purposes. Maybe you could get a 3door hatch and put coupe bumpers on it like Ffoeg has.
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    cheers for the help and all the welcome
    Not really after speed but will probs do veccy c mod and a induction kit and a back box
    Talking of the de-restriction mod someone told me u cant do that and an induction kit is this true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by astralad
    Talking of the de-restriction mod someone told me u cant do that and an induction kit is this true?
    Yup - essentially the airbox is removed if you fit an induction kit, whereas the airbox intake is modified for the derestriction - fitting a performance filter further improves the situation.

    There have also been mixed responses from some induction kits - in some instances it has worked, in others it seems to raise the air intake temperature and has caused a loss of response and power.
    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

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    is would be a good alternative to the coupe....

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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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    Hello and welcome newbie person

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    Currently considering a hatchback to , just like the look of the coupe's

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