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    2.0 Sri to Coupe Turbo?

    I currently have a '99 2.0 16v Sri, I like it, it has all the electrics, Irmchser pack and does its job well.

    However everyone at work just got a payrise, and Evos and Skylines are appearing.

    Now I dont want one of these, despite easily affording one I trying to buy a house.

    However there is 2.0 16v Turbo Coupe for sale near me.

    Am I going to notice much difference between the performance of this and my current Astra? The insurance is only a few groups more. Im guessing its more easily tuned, and I have always fancied a turbo motor- plus it has leather??

    Views and opinions on changing when I dont really need to?

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    I would say go for it
    it should have all the same toys as your car + a few more like ESP an a Trip computer
    the turbo is a lot better then the 2.0 sri 140bhp vs 200bhp turbo

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    ESP?

    I have the trip Computer, full electrics, Cruise Control and Switchable TC, Air Con and a sunroof for some reason?
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    ESP = Electronic Stability Program
    Now drives : 2002 Astra SRi Turbo in Black
    PREVIOUS ASTRA'S : 1990 GTE 2.0 8v | 1993 1.4 GLS | 1994 1.6 Cesaro | 1995 1.8 16v Sport

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    go for a test drive in the coupe turbo see how you like it mate

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    I think thats the plan.

    Obviously would need to speak to the insurance company aswell.

    Failing that the Sri is getting some new boots and a remap
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    gotta be the coupe turbo......its head and shoulders above the 2.0 sri in terms of performance, spend some money on a remap and you'll never look back

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    I might be down in or near Peterhead sometime soon if you want to take mine for a blast?

    Just had it mapped (all is perfect now, I hope!) and it has the precat replacement, vectra c intake and 2.2 airbox mod. Its so much quicker and stronger than its ever been. How it should have left the factory IMO.

    I would change. I noticed a massive difference between my 2.2 astra and turbo.

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    Im gonna go for a looksie tomorrow, its 7k but should only really cost me around 3k to change.

    I'm not the most mechanically minded, im an electronics man, so Turbo ownership does scare me a bit.

    Anything to look for turbo wise? Im guessing there is alot.
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    Hmmm. Make sure it sounds healthy for a start. Hard one to explain, but if its standard, there should be very little 'whistle' off it. Power should come on smooth etc etc.

    Leave it idling for a few minutes to see if the seals are gone or going, there should be no smoke at all. Ask when the timing belt was changed, the water pump should be done at the same time, regardless. (I would put that as number 1 thing to do after buying anyway...)

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