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New Astra

Post by CHR15E » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:24 pm

We've been looking for months and ended up ordering a new one as we couldn't find one used with the right options in it.

It's a 1.6 turbo petrol which is the largest engine available these days.

It's a Nav version and we had a few extras added to our taste.


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Re: New Astra

Post by Richard Moss » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:29 pm

I'll be interested in your impressions of it. I've had a couple of Corsas and an Astra as hire cars lately. I liked them - a LOT more than an Insignia I hired previously (a real nanny car that kept stopping you doing what you wanted by deploying "safety features")
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Re: New Astra

Post by CHR15E » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:42 pm

So far we're very happy with it. Only had it since Thursday though.

It does have safety bits in it but so far nothing's been a problem.

The boss said no to an Insignia as they're a lot larger. This Astra is only 4" shorter than the Mondeo I had which I think is mad.
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Re: New Astra

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:27 am

CHR15E wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:42 pm
This Astra is only 4" shorter than the Mondeo I had which I think is mad.
Glad you're pleased with it Chris, i also think it's mad that cars these days are a lot larger than they used to be - a new Fiesta is now about the same size as the Mk1 Granada was when the Fiesta was first launched - so much for being a "super-mini"! :shock:
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Re: New Astra

Post by SJG » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:19 pm

Hope you enjoy it Chris, I now have a new Peugeot 3008. Really impressed with it, so much better than the 308 I had previously.
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