As of next week I will be a proud Astra VXR Arctic Edition owner
Ive never owned a sports car before so I decided to jump in at the deep end, why not!
Ive been reading a lot of internet posts and this car seems to attract a lot of car thieves. Im concerned about this and want to protect my purchase! Ive set aside £1500 to protect my purchase. How can I best spend my money protecting my VXR? I live in an apartment block on the second floor so i'm too not worried about being broken into as we have an intercom system and potential thieves wont know which apartment the keys are in. Ive tried googling immobiliser systems etc but cant seem to find anything.
Also... Ive done a bit of shopping around. But including Partners discount & Finance Allowance im getting the car for a little over 16.5k, is this truelly good value?
The Vauxhall dealership offered GAP insurance which will replace the vehicle for £400 quid. Can any fellow VXR owners suggest any comparable insurance providers but that will save me a few quid?
Finally I have been offered the usual 'Permawax' stuff from Vauxhall. Is this really worth it? Im quite a busy chap and dont have a couple of hours spare a week to clean it myself. Therefore my plan is to valet it every other week. But with this in mind, is it even worth getting the permawax stuff? (I forget what its called).