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    Mk4 Astra GSi vs Astra Coupe Turbo

    Looking to purchase an Astra GSi as have always wanted one since owning my Mk4 Astra SRi.

    Now have the opportunity to buy one as have taken a career change within the motor trade and now longer selling, so have lost the company car and time to get me a toy again.

    However, overnight I have wondered if a Coupe may be a better option, you can pick one up a lot cheaper than a GSi.

    Experiences and pros and cons of both??

    GSi in my opinion has nicer interior, but coupe is a good looking car especially with frameless doors.

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    i just bought a coupe turbo, and i love it compared to my 2.2 hatch...

    only thing is, the GSi's look special standard, where as all the coupes look pretty much the same, bar wheels etc... but ive always prefered cars with a 'boot' saloon shape ...
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    It's really down to personal taste, they are the same car with different styling.

    I love the shape of the coupe and the pillarless doors, I find it a more classy car. The GSi has the better front bumper and interior, but I cannot stand big rear spoilers so thats another reason the coupe wins for me.
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    imo...get the gsi (i could be bias though, seen as i've just brought one)

    Agreed the coupes are also good looking. Stick a gsi front bumper on it, if you were to get one.

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    Coupe every time for me - a more timeless design imo.

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    There both great cars in there own way but if you buy a coupe over a gsi you will only end up trying to make it look like one anyway.
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    I like the coupe better, think it looks much better.

    My mates picking up a GSI today, and just PX in his Coupe Turbo, so ill see what he makes off the difference (except the looks wise) if it feels better to drive etc

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    I prefer the GSi, and as this thread quite clearly demonstrates coupes are common as muck.

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    I prefer the Coupe. So I bought one.

    But yes, I will end up fitting a GSI front bumper. That finishes them off i think.

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    tbh i prefer a gsi only because i prefer hatch's to coupes.
    but then in some cases coupes can look really good when modded properly!
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