very nice mate them seats look well comfy lol how you gettin on with out a handbrake must be weird feelin havin a button insted.
Yup the handbrake does take a bit of getting use to, especially doing a hill start.
Tasty. Liking the look of those seats
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if I had an option I would prefer manual, I never feel as if I have complete control of all situations. After driving vehicles of all types for many years with a conventional hand brake I doubt whether I'd ever get completely used with the new system, a bit like changing the rotation of the pedals.
I like your pictures Paul, may I ask which camera you used....I notice the lack of DoF, wouldn't get that with a run of the mill digital camera.
looks a nice J that..interior is stunning
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Hi Paul, just placed an order 2.0cdti elite auto in the same colour, but i have wait 8/12 weeks for delivery . Can you tell me what you think of the car ?, had a test drive in a 1.6 auto se and was impressed, hoping the 2.0 elite will blow me away
Regarding hill starts, my 2.0 cdti Elite Automatic selects "hill start assist" when stopped on an incline. When i release the footbrake, the brakes remain on until i touch the accelerator and a smooth start is achieved. It's a brilliant bit of kit. Not tried it yet but i think the same sort of thing happens with the leccy handbrake.
I've had my car for a week now and i am more than happy with it.
tbeirne, the manuals do that aswell.
wil7985, you will be blown away by the 2.0CDTi, it's a very capable engine, and at the moment I'm seeing about 47mpg.
*desk*, judging by the watermark at the bottom of his pictures, I'd say he's using a mkII Canon EOS 5D.
Paul, very nice car mate. Tech grey looks mint when polished up. How you loving the 2.0?? trick for you for hill starts, push the clutch to the floor and stick it in gear. Build the revs up to about 1500 without moving the clutch at all, then bring the clutch up and the back end will bob down, then pull away with a bit more revs. Takes a while to perfect, but you just need to keep your foot planted on the clutch otherwise as soon as you put any revs on it'll take the EPB off and you'll roll backwards.
No longer owns an Astra
Bye bye VXR Castle Combe Edition - because it's done more laps of Castle Combe than most Bergs have of the Ring