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  • [Other Vauxhall] IainW's MK5 Astra 1.7 CDTi

    Here's my new car, an 05 plate Astra H 1.7 CDTi

    Pics to come tonight as photobucket is being stupid

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    Plans are:

    Tidy up the bodywork
    Change wheels
    Lower
    Vxr bumper with xp kit side and rear, and spoiler
    Remap
    Exhaust
    Last edited by IainW; 06-01-2014, 12:17 AM.

  • #2
    Pics!

    Been looking at astras and vectras today. Wanting one in 6-12 months so will watch your progress
    Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi SRi - New Car
    Black 1.2 Corsa SXI Project - Sold
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    • #3
      Tried to do pics again and photobucket keeps failing on the processing part will keep trying until I can get pics on!

      I love the astra personally, it feels so much better built than my C, and also feels huge compared to the C, but it's definitely a much better car. The driving position is also much better and is a much nicer place to be

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      • #4
        Added a link to a pic I just uploaded to the forum

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        • #5
          Does it feel much bigger? Due to been so cramped I'm thinking vectra. Estates ...barges ...haha. with sometimes needing to use five seats and often using four although 90% is motorway/single carriageway alone . Would you recommend a diesel astra for a good size and high mike eco/solid car. Or go estate or vectra ?

          Sorry for big question so early in thread. Can delete
          Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi SRi - New Car
          Black 1.2 Corsa SXI Project - Sold
          Aruba Blue 1.0 Corsa Project - Sold

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Shaggy View Post
            Does it feel much bigger? Due to been so cramped I'm thinking vectra. Estates ...barges ...haha. with sometimes needing to use five seats and often using four although 90% is motorway/single carriageway alone . Would you recommend a diesel astra for a good size and high mike eco/solid car. Or go estate or vectra ?

            Sorry for big question so early in thread. Can delete
            First time I drove it I noticed how much bigger it feels, there is more leg room in the front and the back, easily enough for a baby seat in the back with plenty of room left. The boot is much bigger than the C too I'll get some decent pics of interior size/space and the boot for you yeah I would recommended an astra as an upgrade from a C, especially in your position, and if you still need more space you could always get an astra estate?

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            • #7
              Looks pretty good, really wish i could afford this shape, probably going to end up with the older shape but same engine

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              • #8
                I personally think I like the older shape more, just looks bigger but probably isn't. And these are more expensive.

                But its best to get diesels after 2005/06 for reliability right?

                I've never considered a D/shape one's as they are naturally more expensive, might be worth considering, almost have my heart set on Vectra's though.
                Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi SRi - New Car
                Black 1.2 Corsa SXI Project - Sold
                Aruba Blue 1.0 Corsa Project - Sold

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                • #9
                  Iain how do you find the power and pick up of speed in the astra?

                  Shaggy you can get a good 150 bhp diesel 3 door astra for good money now, But vectras have dropped a lot in price too tbh.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tanktop View Post
                    Iain how do you find the power and pick up of speed in the astra?

                    Shaggy you can get a good 150 bhp diesel 3 door astra for good money now, But vectras have dropped a lot in price too tbh.
                    It's very different to the C in terms of pickup and speed. The corsa felt fast because of being small and lighter than the astra so I find myself accelerating like in the corsa then realising the speed when I glance at speedo haha, very deceiving

                    Shaggy - you can get Astras this shape at decent prices now, just keep an eye out as there are bargains out there

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                    • #11
                      Haven't updated for a long time but made some progress with my car.

                      First of all got some cheap Irmy softstars as temporary wheels

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                      Then fitted my JOM coilovers

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                      Then I managed to find some vectra preface lift sri 17s local with good tyres so got them too

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                      And finally a pic I took the other night

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                      • #12
                        That looks to me like an ex thames valley police car! Looks very nice
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BenWilliams21 View Post
                          That looks to me like an ex thames valley police car! Looks very nice
                          Good eyes thanks

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                          • #14
                            I spent enough time driving them well Herts ones, but they all come from the same place
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                            • #15
                              Haven't been on here for ages!

                              Car now has a remap, cone filter, painted boot strip, irmscher grill, VXR steering wheel, 1.9 308mm brakes painted grey, and painted centre console/dash trims

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