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    Might be getting new astra

    But first Has anyone got a 1.9 cdti (i think) basically I want to know how noisy the 150bhp sports hatch diesel is? i.e. is it really annoying when accelerating hard? Because its either this engine or the 1.8 petrol.

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    oh yeah thats MK5 by the way
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    Very refined for a diesel tbh, especially because you don't have to use high revs because all the power is low down. The only thing you do get is a bit of diesel clatter on tickover but you get that with any diesel.

    Much better engine than the 1.8 in terms of performance and economy.
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    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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    thanks mate I thought that might be the case i did drive a diesel signum think it was a 3 liter not sure and that didn't sound bad so i didn't think the astra would but its nice to know for sure
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    great engine which will keep you smiling As long as you do plenty of miles it will work out cheaper to run as well. You thinking of a sports hatch or 5 door?
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    Mines pretty much silent on the move. As Sten says its only the start-up and general tickover that you know its a diesel. I went from a Z18XE and even in the 160bhp mine has without the sports but is alot noticeable in terms of power. Around town the trip computer shows average of 42mpg ( just done 3400 miles now ) set at 70 on Mway shows 48mpg and giving it some stick ( showing civic type r's up ) gets around 38mpg.

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    As the others have said, they are remarkably refined, ok, you get the diesel noise on start up and tickover, but other than that they're pretty quiet engines TBH. Trust me, if you get a 1.8 and later drive a 1.9 CDTi you'll regret not getting the diesel. Just make sure you get the 150 bhp version.
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    i was on Dave Dempseys 888 TDI last week and it was silent

    you wouldnt even know you were in a diesel
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    I will be getting the sport hatch don't really like the 5dr. Trouble is i will be getting a second hand one and I am very picky so I might not find the one I want for ages especially as there arn't many about at the moment. I want a black SRI basically so I will be hunting for a while. But it doesn't matter I still have my silver 1.8 coupe with all the irmscher trimmings to keep me happy for now.
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    happy hunting then, its nicce to have the time to find the right car! Just dont get put off and play the waiting game
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