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DrStrangelove
Posts: 87
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:10 pm
Astra Model: 1.4 turbo 125ps
Astra Options: Ordered
Astra Colour: Granite gray

Hello Astra World!

Post by DrStrangelove » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:21 pm

Greetings!
I am waiting for 1.4t 125ps model, granite gray.
It is supposed to be my2017 model so they still have troubles confirming delivery date.
This will be my first Opel ....
1.4 turbo 125ps
Granite gray

cooldad
Posts: 973
Joined: Mon May 02, 2016 4:40 pm
Astra Model: 1.6 SRi Turbo 200PS
Astra Options: 18" Alloys + IntelliLux LED Matrix Headlights
Astra Colour: Power Red
Location: SE London

Re: Hello Astra World!

Post by cooldad » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:47 am

Greetings to you and welcome to the forum!

I hope you're as happy with your Astra as I have been with mine - I'm sure you won't be disappointed!!

This is my second Astra; I had a 1.7CDTi 'J' before. Good car, but I wanted more power this time :)

How many models did you test drive and, if you don't mind my asking, which country are you from? I assume, as you mentioned 'Opel', that you're not in the UK.
Astra 1.6 SRi Turbo 200 PS / 150 kW, Power Red.
'Intellilux' headlights, 18 in / 45 cm bi-colour alloys, driving assistance pack, advanced parking pack.

DrStrangelove
Posts: 87
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:10 pm
Astra Model: 1.4 turbo 125ps
Astra Options: Ordered
Astra Colour: Granite gray

Re: Hello Astra World!

Post by DrStrangelove » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:58 am

Thanks for nice words! Good eye for details!
I am from Serbia.
Tbh I didn't test much, just took this one for a short spin. I was looking for a new car to replace my old Alfa 156 2.0 JTS 165ps with something reliable (but as Jezza said "you cant be petrolhead if you never owned Alfa"), better mpg, and at least a bit fun to drive. Car history before Alfa: Punto, Xsara VTS 167ps, Civic 130ps.)
So I am going the opposite way from you power wise :). My great love is Honda, but since they are insanely expensive here ....
Regarding Astra K, Diesels and stronger petrols were more expensive, wasn't sure about 1.0's grunt and here I am.
1.4 turbo 125ps
Granite gray

cooldad
Posts: 973
Joined: Mon May 02, 2016 4:40 pm
Astra Model: 1.6 SRi Turbo 200PS
Astra Options: 18" Alloys + IntelliLux LED Matrix Headlights
Astra Colour: Power Red
Location: SE London

Re: Hello Astra World!

Post by cooldad » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:39 pm

Serbia, how interesting! My daughter's visited your country and loved it, sadly, I haven't been yet. I'm afraid I don't speak Serbian (only a little Russian!)

My 'petrol head' moment was with my old Subaru Impreza 2.0 litre AWD Turbo, which is why I was perhaps always going to be disappointed with the CDTi 'J'. My present Astra 'K', however, is very nearly as quick as the Subaru - amazing performance for a 1.6!

My younger son used to have Honda Civic Type R, he really enjoyed that car - he now has my old Impreza!

Anyway, make sure you post some pictures when you get your car!
Astra 1.6 SRi Turbo 200 PS / 150 kW, Power Red.
'Intellilux' headlights, 18 in / 45 cm bi-colour alloys, driving assistance pack, advanced parking pack.

DrStrangelove
Posts: 87
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:10 pm
Astra Model: 1.4 turbo 125ps
Astra Options: Ordered
Astra Colour: Granite gray

Re: Hello Astra World!

Post by DrStrangelove » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:23 pm

I am very glad she liked it. Please feel welcome to visit yourself.
I respect Subaru too, but sadly never driven one. Impreza is legendary (RIP Colin)
It ll take some time for me to get used to turbo petrol since all my all previous cars were normally aspirated. I have only driven Focus 2.0 cdti 136ps and PUG 308 1.6 HDI 92ps but those are diesels....
Of course I ll post pictures, hell I'll notify you when I learn delivery time!
1.4 turbo 125ps
Granite gray

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JJ-Yorks
Posts: 501
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:40 pm
Astra Model: 5-door SRi 1.0Turbo
Astra Colour: Power Red
Location: Hilly West Yorkshire

Re: Hello Astra World!

Post by JJ-Yorks » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:45 pm

I'm sure you will love the petrol turbo...and you will end up with a big smile on your face :) maybe not as big a smile as cool dad who has 200ps under his right foot but you will still have a big smile on your face as none of the new petrol turbos are slow...loads of torque from low in the rev range.
Welcome and enjoy your new car when it arrives
1.0Turbo Power Red (105PS/175Nm Torque....for now :D )

DrStrangelove
Posts: 87
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:10 pm
Astra Model: 1.4 turbo 125ps
Astra Options: Ordered
Astra Colour: Granite gray

Re: Hello Astra World!

Post by DrStrangelove » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:14 pm

Thanks JJ.
I am sure it ll be joy to drive. That's why I went for it.
1.4 turbo 125ps
Granite gray

cooldad
Posts: 973
Joined: Mon May 02, 2016 4:40 pm
Astra Model: 1.6 SRi Turbo 200PS
Astra Options: 18" Alloys + IntelliLux LED Matrix Headlights
Astra Colour: Power Red
Location: SE London

Re: Hello Astra World!

Post by cooldad » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:03 am

JJ-Yorks wrote:I'm sure you will love the petrol turbo...and you will end up with a big smile on your face :) maybe not as big a smile as cool dad who has 200ps under his right foot
Thanks, JJ! I do enjoy that 200PS on occasions. I had a Merc right up my backside on the North Circular in London the other day and he was really getting on my t*ts, so I floored it and left him like a dot in my mirror - loved it! Fortunately, it was on a section between speed cameras and I didn't have my partner in the car, otherwise she would have gone mad! ;) ;)
Astra 1.6 SRi Turbo 200 PS / 150 kW, Power Red.
'Intellilux' headlights, 18 in / 45 cm bi-colour alloys, driving assistance pack, advanced parking pack.

DrStrangelove
Posts: 87
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:10 pm
Astra Model: 1.4 turbo 125ps
Astra Options: Ordered
Astra Colour: Granite gray

Re: Hello Astra World!

Post by DrStrangelove » Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:06 pm

I have got provisional date.
It's mid September. .... and patience game begins ....
1.4 turbo 125ps
Granite gray

cooldad
Posts: 973
Joined: Mon May 02, 2016 4:40 pm
Astra Model: 1.6 SRi Turbo 200PS
Astra Options: 18" Alloys + IntelliLux LED Matrix Headlights
Astra Colour: Power Red
Location: SE London

Re: Hello Astra World!

Post by cooldad » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:48 pm

DrStrangelove wrote:I have got provisional date.
It's mid September. .... and patience game begins ....
My sympathies; I had to wait from early Feb until the end of Apr and it seemed endless! It'll be worth waiting for, however! :)
Astra 1.6 SRi Turbo 200 PS / 150 kW, Power Red.
'Intellilux' headlights, 18 in / 45 cm bi-colour alloys, driving assistance pack, advanced parking pack.

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