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    The new astra sport van

    Well I picked the new van up, lots of pics I am afraid (some pics are crap bloody camera on the wrong setting yet again!)





























    Its LWB 2.4 TDCI 115 PS/310Nm RWD LX

    Features are:
    Moondust silver paint
    Electric windows
    Electric heated mirrors
    Automatic wipers
    Automatic Lights
    Disks all round
    wheel trims
    Body coloured front bumper/grille
    Front fog lights
    Trip computer
    Steering wheel controls for the stereo
    CD player
    Tinted windows
    6 Speed
    Over head Storage unit
    Ply lined.

    These are some of the nice features over my old Mk6:

    Alarm (as standard I believe).
    Horn beep if you try to lock the van and a door is not fully open.
    Door Ajar message in instrument display.
    Door and key fob all in one, with self charging battery when in the ignition.
    Stereo has a phone mute button on.
    Stereo has an Aux out on it for example to connect an MP3 player.
    Auto lock of all doors once van starts moving.
    6 speed box is fantastic.
    Clutch is position better so that you can take your foot off easier (a problem I had with my Mk6).
    Suspension is brilliant, its not as firm as the old mk6 which does mean in slightly worse handling but the ride is very very comfortable, really impressed with it.
    Engine noise is minimal (if it sounded like the old Mk6 I wouldn't have brought it).
    Audible noise when the fuel tank is low.
    All seats have adjustable head rests which also means you can take them out for longer loads.


    Basically I am very happy with it, the auto lights and wipes are brilliant and a very handy feature, you really don't have to worry about them at all As is the trip computer, very handy indeed! Apart from it telling you 24 miles to the gallon I will have to improve on that

    I just need to start the build in the rear, and a few mods to make the van a little bit more special
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    very posh, my dad is only willing to spend soo much on a van, atm we have a L reg luton painted with dulux and a roller!!!!! lol

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    The boss just got a new Transit

    Only 1 thing that bug's me about it though, you can hear a click everytime the window wipers move

    Good Van's though, we just got rid of an old mk4, 283k and it was still going strong, until the ORIGINAL clutch went...lol
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    mmmmmm she's a looker Mat
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    I can confirm this thing shifts
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    Impressive actually. Drove a transit for the first time a few months back (05 plate) and was impressed by how well it went, really punchy when not carrying a lot of weight.

    Hadn't even realised they facelifted it tbh, nice spec and I'm liking the jewel rear lights Bet it surprises a few car drivers with the 115 engine!

    Any mods planned?
    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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    I went to the launch of the new transit van. Must say I was really impressed.
    Ford have certainly made sure that the whole driving experience is very car like.
    Nice purchase.

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    Just realised they have moved the gearstick up off the floor - much better.
    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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    ummm nice I like that, I should hopefully be getting a box van one.

    Only 115 though mat, thought you would be a 135 man myself?
    Whats the engine like though as the mk6 is diabolical. My company van has only done 74k on a 04 and the clutch is on its way out, its been pissing oil out every were and is just dodgey. but handles really well for a box van.

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    erm...electrically heated mirrors ?? !

    I see you've followed the police directives and gone to silver van man !

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