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    Im new!

    Heyy there everybody

    Just thought i'd sign up here, I am really interested in buying an astra but at the moment I can't afford to! damn debt . I currently drive an N15 Almera, but i'm thinking about an Astra 1.7DTi or a 1.6 Astra or something for now, i'm 19 and need something cheap to run!

    Just hoping to learn a bit more from being on here, and possibly get lots of advice for what to look for when buying!

    Any members on here from around Doncaster? saw an orange coloured coupe this morning in Tesco's car park on my way to work, looked quite nice with an imscher grill etc, had some form of O.C. stickers but not sure what they said.

    W.C.

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    welcome to the site mate
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    Welcome to AOC.

    First of all get a 1.6 over a 1.7DTI. They are more powerful as Chidley (a user on here) found out . I couldn't believe how much more power I had over his 1.7. If your looking at an estate the later ones came through with the 1.7CDTI engine which is a bit better. I have the 1.6 16v engine in mine and its pretty dam nippy to be honest. But you'll soon crave more power and this is where the Vauxhalls struggle. Without spending alot of cash (as in what the car is worth again!) to improve the performance by a significant amount. But don't let that discourage you the 1.6 is a fantastic engine and I've had no trouble from mine for over 50K (now on 80K).

    Hope your search goes well, let us know how you get on!

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    Thank you all!

    I was originally set on getting a DTi as I was doing many many miles and its costing me a fortune, so the 60mpg and £35 a year tax was quite tempting! They got me into astra's really, but more recently i've decided that by the time I can afford one, I wont be doing as many miles, so I can afford to have a lil more fun, and after looking at the specs on parkers, i'm quite liking the look of the 1.6 16v engine .

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    Welcome to the site!

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    Thanksyou!

    Is there anywhere on here I can learn about the different types of astra? i.e. the difference between LS, Envoy, Sxi etc?

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    Loads of stuff in here! Take a while to sift through it all but its all there.

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/fo...play.php?f=155

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    welcome to the madness
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    Haha thank you.

    Well looking at your 300bhp Zafira it must be madness haha, nice work man.
    What sort of mods are popular on here? Is there much available for the astra/zafira? do the two share engines?

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    hi i just got an astra liked them for a while then thort **** it and went and got one my one is a 1.6 i hi torc

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