For just over a year I've been the proud owner (most of the time!) of an 04 reg MG ZR 160 but I'm starting to get quite bored of it now and want something with a bit more umph...ok, a lot more umph!
Don't get me wrong, theres nothing wrong with my ZR, it handles very well in my opinion and is pretty quick once you go over 4000rpm, but I think its time to move onto something better. In the past few weeks I haven't been able to take my eyes off the the Astra Turbo GSI's, I think they look great with a few simple mods, especially in Arden blue and people I've spoken to say they'll be loads better than my ZR with regards speed, power and excelleration etc which is what I'm after. One little niggling thought at the back of my mind though, is that of the Civic type R. They seem to be the car that most others in this class are compared to and I have read that the Astra GSI can keep up with them, though maybe not on cornering etc. I just dont like the idea of spending say £8-9K on a car and still being made to look like a static display by someone in his civic when I could just get one of them in the first place, except for the fact that I think they look a bit crap and what the car looks like is a big part of it for me. I just dont want looks to get the better of me as that is what did it for me with my ZR.
I'm just looking for a bit of direction before spending all that money. My heart is telling me to go with the Astra but my mind is making me consider the Civic, although I know the sensible thing to do will be to test drive a few of each which I will but any input from you guys on here in the meantime would be great and much appreciated!