Hi, I'm new to the site, just joined as I'm hoping to be an astra owner in the next week or two.
I've just sold my beloved 206 GTi as I've had MANY problems with it in the past and got fed up of spending all my spare cash fixing various her.
I don't really want to go from a fun car like that to a cheap runaround (as suggested by my family), so wanted to go for the astra of the 2.2 sri variety
Thing is, everyone keeps telling me it's a bad idea - the petrol consumption, the insurance, tax etc.... apparently it's "not a sensible choice"
Perhaps someone who owns (or has owned) one of these cars could give me some insight... tbh I kinda just want to know if they're reliable or not!
Would it be more sensible to go for the 2.0, 1.8 or even 1.6?
Any advice would be appreciated, thanks