NEw Astra Owner - Impressive Car!

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Gus1855
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Astra Model: Vauxhall Astra 1.6 CDTi SRI
Astra Colour: Asteroid Grey

NEw Astra Owner - Impressive Car!

Post by Gus1855 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:10 pm

Hello all,

New to the boards having got our new Astra a few months ago. We were going to get a 1.6 CDTI Elite, but given the waiting time (and a slightly impatient better half) we opted for the SRi. A bit of a shame perhaps given the lack of electric seats and parking sensors, but no great shame.

Overall, we're so impressed. It's a great drive and infinitely better than old Astras. Amusingly we got a hire car on a recent trip with was an Astra J...it was rancid in comparison. We've used Zipcar a lot so driven Focuses and Golfs and this Astra K suits our purpose far better.

The interior is super for a car of this class. It has plenty enough grunt and is so efficient.

Only minor grumbles are a few rattles from what appears to be the front seat belt housing on either side. The occasional glitch with the Infotainment (odd noises from the speakers and the radio getting stuck on channels). I'd love if there was a steering wheel mounted button to flick between Carplay and the radio too.

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James 33
Posts: 346
Joined: Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:37 pm
Astra Model: Elite Nav 1.4 turbo (with a drink problem)
Astra Colour: Emerald Green

Re: NEw Astra Owner - Impressive Car!

Post by James 33 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:24 pm

Gus1855 wrote:Hello all,
A bit of a shame perhaps given the lack of electric seats and parking sensors, but no great shame.
FYI the Elite doesn't come with parking sensors as standard either.
Emerald Green Elite Nav 1.4 Turbo

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cornishtaz
Posts: 861
Joined: Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:54 pm
Astra Model: 1.6CDTi SRi Nav 136bhp
Astra Options: To many to list
Astra Colour: Power Red
Location: Swindon, 1.6 CDTi 136bhp SRi Nav

Re: NEw Astra Owner - Impressive Car!

Post by cornishtaz » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:28 pm

Welcome glad your happy with your new car

Don't forget to get some pics up in the members gallery. Also if your on Facebook we've got a Facebook page here

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cooldad
Posts: 960
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: NEw Astra Owner - Impressive Car!

Post by cooldad » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:53 pm

Welcome, Gus!

Delighted you're pleased with your car.

I used to have an Astra 'J' 1.7CDTi diesel, which I liked, but the technology on my 'K' is amazing (if a little haphazard at times! ;)) :D :D 8-) 8-)
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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christ_106
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Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:59 pm
Astra Model: Astra SRi Nav 1.6i Turbo (200PS) S/S (MT6)
Astra Colour: Carbon Flash

Re: NEw Astra Owner - Impressive Car!

Post by christ_106 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:23 pm

Welcome buddy, sweet ride, SRi's are better than elites anyway ;) :lol:
Astra SRi Nav 1.6i Turbo (200PS) S/S (MT6) - MY16.5
Carbon Flash

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Anupanu
Posts: 639
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:04 am
Astra Model: Elite 1.6CDTi 110
Astra Options: Intellilux, Driver & Parking Pack, AGR Power Seats
Astra Colour: Emerald Green
Location: Junction 11, M4

Re: NEw Astra Owner - Impressive Car!

Post by Anupanu » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:44 pm

Welcome Gustav,
Pleased you like you SRI, anything to keep the better half happy eh?
Did you end up with a car from stock? Any options ticked tends to extend lead times. What colour did you end up choosing?
Had
5 Nova/Corsa
4 Astra, including this one
4 Cavalier/Vectra/Insignia, including this one

Chris
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Joined: Mon May 09, 2016 8:08 pm
Astra Model: Elite Nav
Astra Options: Driver Assist and Parking Pack
Astra Colour: Emerald Green

Re: NEw Astra Owner - Impressive Car!

Post by Chris » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:08 pm

christ_106 wrote:Welcome buddy, sweet ride, SRi's are better than elites anyway ;) :lol:

shhhh - don't let Pac hear that!
Chris
Astra 1.4. Turbo Automatic Elite NAV with Drivers Assist and Parking Pack. Emerald Green

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