Well having just gotten off the phone to the insurers for the third time today, they've been in contact with the engineers who have the Coupe and surprise surprise they think it's going to be a write off
Can't say I'm surprised when you see the pics of the car on the transporter...
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Anyway, as it looks like it's a cut & dried case I need to find a new car as I doubt I will have the courtesy car long before they call me to make me an offer.
Ideally I want to stay in the Astra fold, and have been looking at MK5s. I would need either a 5dr or an estate, and as I was quite fond of my old estate I'm leaning towards this option.
Given a choice I'd look for a 150hp 1.9 CDTi, but chances are they will prove beyond my budget, so I'm broadening the horizons. I've stumbled upon a couple of 100hp 1.7 CDTi estates within budget, so does anyone have any gen on them?
What's the 1.7 like for tuneability? Are there any tuning boxes out there, and if so what sort of power does it take them up to? Anywhere near the 150hp I'd find from a standard 1.9 would suit me perfectly Of course if they aren't that tuneable or aren't suited to a bigger car like the estate then I'll have to start looking for the 120hp 1.9!