Hello and forgive the first post for jumping right in, but thought i would share this with you all.
I currently own a late astra G exclusiv cabrio on a 55 plate. bit underpowered but a reasonable car to drive and looks great.
Anyway live in cheshire and girlfriend lives in ruthin in northwales. We just come back from europe in the car, and this was on tuesday the 6th but Coming back from ruthin after dropping my girlfriend home, i spotted one of the new astra's wearing one of the LxxVXL plates. nice, only to be followed by what seemed like a procession all the way if i recall to L30VXL and all on new astra's in all different colours, 2 door, 4 door all different variants.
Did anyone else spot these ? if i recall there were 2 people in each of the cars. maybe press demo cars or something ?
they looked great and i hope these are a great success. However i will reserve judgement after driving one.
Contravertial but i personaly never found the Mk5 a great car to drive. the 1.7 diesel was rubbish, slow and laggy on the throttle and laggy coming off the throttle too. steering felt a bit dead wet or dry so you never really know if its gripping or breaking away (until its too late) however the 1.9 CDTI in the SRI is a flyer. i dont think i have driven a diesel as quick as that. It would certainly encourage me to change this astra G cab for a 4 door SRI model.
Anyway enough drivel. be curious to know if anyone else saw this load of astra's and what they were doing ? or was it someone here driving one ?