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    VXR or CDTI?

    If all goes well i will be getting rid of my trusty mk4 and am looking for a mk5 to replace it early next year. Only problem is im unsure which way to go.

    I love the revs you get with a petrol and the noise.

    but on the other hand i love the torque of the diesel's.

    Insurance i dont have to worry about as neither is going to be costly. Not that bothered about mpg either.

    So what i want to know is do i go for a cdti 150 and uprate it 200bhp. Or do i get a VXR and play with that a bit.

    I really dont know what to do. So come on guys. Show me some pros and cons of the two.

    P.S i know next year is a way off but i want to start looking round for a decent number of cars. If i find a nice one i may impulse buy and change it this year!

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    my cdti spent more time at dealers then at home
    but the boot was best thing on that car
    I went back to a z20let

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    all personal choice,

    i went for the CDTi for a few reasons, i wanted somethng cheaper to run than my turbo (as i started to do alot more miles) wanted something more discrete and wanted a 5 door,

    if your really not fussed one bit over insurance costs or fuel costs etc then the turbo would be my first choice, then weigh up if you want a VXR if not why not consider a 5 door SRi-Turbo, (if looking new) could get a 1.6T, cheaper tax and insurance and they are getting very tunable now and mre power than the CDTi out of the box?
    Drives - 08 Astra SRi XP 1.9CDTi 150

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    VXR all the way, but then I am a petrol head lol.

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    Ryan, I'll let you have a little play in mine of you want mate. I've driven a 1.9CDTi and it seems more sluggish than the VXR and the turbo lag is ridiculous. If you can afford to buy, run and isure a vxr, then go for it mate.
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    Bye bye VXR Castle Combe Edition - because it's done more laps of Castle Combe than most Bergs have of the Ring

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckle View Post
    VXR all the way, but then I am a petrol head lol.
    Think this is my problem too. (if it can be called a problem, More a gift i think)

    And Andy i didnt think of the 1.6T. May have to look into one of them. Do they have the same bodywork as a VXR or are they SRI styled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    aif your really not fussed one bit over insurance costs or fuel costs etc then the turbo would be my first choice, then weigh up if you want a VXR if not why not consider a 5 door SRi-Turbo, (if looking new) could get a 1.6T, cheaper tax and insurance and they are getting very tunable now and mre power than the CDTi out of the box?
    The ony thing about the Z16LER is that I've herad they can be even more thirsty than the vxr's on the fuel. I know a guy who had an astra vxr and was getting 30mpg, he's now got a corsa and struggles to get 25mpg from it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gazTD View Post
    Ryan, I'll let you have a little play in mine of you want mate.

    Cheers for the offer. You can take me out in it. Dont drive other cars uninsured though. Its seeing yours the other week at the show thats started all this!

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    they're SRi styled Ryan, so the Xp wuld be the one to look at, but they can be thirsty
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    Bye bye VXR Castle Combe Edition - because it's done more laps of Castle Combe than most Bergs have of the Ring

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazTD View Post
    I've driven a 1.9CDTi and it seems more sluggish than the VXR and the turbo lag is ridiculous.
    have to agree with that, driving a diesel takes a bit of getting used to as the rev range is so different from a petrol, still learning myself now and ive had the car nearly 3 months
    Drives - 08 Astra SRi XP 1.9CDTi 150

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