I had made my mind up on getting the Astra. Wanted one for ages etc, but in the past 12 month i've been layed off work 22 week, so money is majorly down & fuel prices are majorly up .... hence the consideration of the Golf.
Don't wish to know "which car is better" as that wont help any!!
Simply, i'm just wanting to know how they compare, acceleration-wise (on normal roads). I could go off parkers, but i don't know how accurate it is. Would be better if someone here has actually driven these to compare.
Lets say, 0-30 & 30-60 perhaps? Is there a great deal of difference between one and another? Not really much at all - fractional even?
Also, please no 'go get the GT TDI 150' ... my budget doesn't allow for that. I'd be looking at about 1.2k tops for the MK3 Golf, 3.3k very tops for the MK4 Astra & 2-3K for the MK4 Golf.
As this is an Astra forum, could you throw the 2.0 DTI into the equation also? I've never seen a SXI/SRI diesel & i think all the other trims (minus GSI obviously) look quite boring, but it's worth a consideration.
all 3 are better than the other in different ways for me. Just wanting to find this out so i can work out at the end of the day what's the best option when i come round to buying, as it shouldn't be that far off hopefully.
Much thanks in advance for anyone who can help out.