I'm constantly eyeing up the replacement for the current Astra. Not because i want rid, but because i want to know what i'm going for when the time comes & know as much as i can do about what's on offer.
For a bit, i was eyeing up the MK4 GSI -vs- a MK4 Golf GT TDI (130) dependant on income-vs-outgoings.
Just fuelled up with some V-Power now & it was 1.24.9 -vs- "normal" fuel @ 1.17.9
Had me thinking .... what about a MK4 2.0 turbo diesel.
I know they're an "older" car now & wont be as sought after as the Golf, but i'd like to know what to expect from one.
1. How would the 2.0 TD compare to my 1.8 SRi (obviously i'm not talking about fuel economy here)?
2. I'm assuming i should buy as late a spec as i can afford?
3. I'm guessing the Golf (MK4 GT TDI 130) will be superior, but will it be THAT much better? Will it be THAT much quicker? Is it worth the price difference?
4. Anything to look out for specific to this engine? I'm assuming it still retains the trust reliability of the thermostat i've experienced with my 1.8?
Seen a few SRi versions on auto trader, so has had me considering.