As it's getting closer to the Escort's MOT time, that means it's getting closer to sourcing a replacement & i'm looking into the MK4 1.8 SRI.
***** Firstly, i know from reading on here they're not THAT fast. If i COULD afford anything higher - the 2.0, 2.2 etc then i'd go down that route. But due to personal circumstances, the 1.8 is as high as i can afford.
What i'm wanting to know is how it compares to my current drive (a '99 1.8 TDDi Escort).
Looking on parkers...
The Astra is quicker in a 0-60, but then, how much overtaking is done from standstill? (by me, not much tbh)
What i'm looking at is something like, from 30mph/40mph/50mph+ (comparing the two cars).
If the Escort is going to come out on top here, then i'm possibly looking at the wrong replacement car & might have to look elsewhere??!
Oh, NOTE .... i'm asking this because i know feck all about cars you see