Evening all! Been looking at getting a new astra some time in the new year. Gone off the turbo petrol idea now as the running cost compared to the diesel is astra-nomical (you like what I did there?). Seen the SRI diesel (150 bhp version) and everything about it gets me quite excited. Doesn't take much really.
Anyway, from what I understand, the engine in the 120bhp version and the 150bhp version of the same car is mechanically identical. Is this correct? If so, does this mean I can get a 120 bhp model and tune it (or derestrict if you like) up to 150?
I can't seem to find a 150 model with relatively low mileage for less than 6k and I think that may be a push. 5k is more my kind of territory depending on how things pan out