NEw Astra Owner - Impressive Car!

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NEw Astra Owner - Impressive Car!

Postby 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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Re: NEw Astra Owner - Impressive Car!

Postby 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.
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Re: NEw Astra Owner - Impressive Car!

Postby cornishtaz » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:28 pm

Welcome glad your happy with your new car

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Re: NEw Astra Owner - Impressive Car!

Postby 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-)
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Re: NEw Astra Owner - Impressive Car!

Postby christ_106 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:23 pm

Welcome buddy, sweet ride, SRi's are better than elites anyway ;) :lol:
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Re: NEw Astra Owner - Impressive Car!

Postby 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?
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Re: NEw Astra Owner - Impressive Car!

Postby 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!
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