Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: 1.6 sports hatch automatic - help

  
  1. #1
    Status
    Offline
    nb12v07's Avatar
    AOC Newbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Thumbs Up 1.6 sports hatch automatic - help

    Hi all,

    Im 21, have 0 no claims bonus & auto license, start (first!) job in Oct where I will be doing 8,000 motorway miles per year.

    Im looking to buy a 1.6ltr sports hatch astra auto (to keep insurance down & better fuel economy) for around £5,500.

    Does anyone know where I can find more information on this model's variations? I think I want SXi model as 45mpg combined but I've also seen Easytronic on autotrader, so I'm not really sure of all types. Also, I've read some worrying reviews about Easytronic type.

    Presently in 1.8ltr asta auto..I'm going to miss the sports mode!

    Thanks for helping to clear up my knowledge gap!

  2. #2
    Status
    Offline
    DURGAMAN51's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    2,572
    Mentioned in
    27 Post(s)
    Quoted
    87 Post(s)

    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by nb12v07 View Post
    hi all,

    im 21, have 0 no claims bonus & auto license, start (first!) job in oct where i will be doing 8,000 motorway miles per year.

    Im looking to buy a 1.6ltr sports hatch astra auto (to keep insurance down & better fuel economy) for around £5,500.

    Does anyone know where i can find more information on this model's variations? I think i want sxi model as 45mpg combined but i've also seen easytronic on autotrader, so i'm not really sure of all types. Also, i've read some worrying reviews about easytronic type.

    Presently in 1.8ltr asta auto..i'm going to miss the sports mode!

    Thanks for helping to clear up my knowledge gap!
    the easytronic is a manual box,that uses a slave clutch control system to do the automatic changes.only drawback is that it is very lumpy when it goes into first gear.can be quite offputting,and takes a while to get the change smooth,by getting the revs right.you have to"back off" the gas pedal to do this.you can also use it in the manual option
    ,just by flicking the lever up or down.mpg is good as it is almost same as a normal manual box.

  3. #3
    Status
    Offline
    nb12v07's Avatar
    AOC Newbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Thanks!

    A lot of people online have warned me about 1.6 easytronic. They say the gearbox is really problematic and not smooth.

Similar Threads

  1. sports mode button flashing & automatic gearbox selecting 3rd gear
    By rogerac in forum Astra Discussion & Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 19-02-2011, 15:28
  2. 1.6 sports hatch automatic - confused!
    By nb12v07 in forum Chit Chat and a Warm Welcome!
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 22-08-2010, 16:50

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •