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Postby PACMANIA » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:32 pm

My friend just drop me home in his 64 Astra I cannot believe so many buttons on the front dashboard. You need a PhD to understand what each one does :lol: i said what does this button do. He said that for the nuclear codes. I believe him. He had the car 2 years and he doesn't know all the buttons. There was one what caught my eye. But was afraid to push it. Look like a parachute button for the passenger :roll: . For those of you rave on about it. Nothing special cluster and cluster of buttons. You think I have time to read the manual on that. That be like reading the bible the uncut version. Whatcar maqazine gave that car a coma out of ten he still sleeping poor chap. :lol: That car so bad I'm not sure if it BC or AC before coronation street or well you figure that one out :roll:
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Re: Astra j

Postby cornishtaz » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:40 pm

I had 2 J GTCs and nothing confusing about it, but yes you are right the centre console does have a fair few buttons I think the K isnt too far off having the same amount there just alot smaller.
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Re: Astra j

Postby Razormatt » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:21 pm

My gtc had lots of buttons too but soon figured them out
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Re: Astra j

Postby cooldad » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:17 am

cornishtaz wrote:I had 2 J GTCs and nothing confusing about it, but yes you are right the centre console does have a fair few buttons I think the K isnt too far off having the same amount there just alot smaller.


Absolutely agree!

When I test drove the 'K', initial impressions were that they'd considerably de-cluttered the 'cockpit', but you soon realise that most of the 'j" buttons are still there, but configured differently.

Furthermore, I certainly didn't find my 'J' confusing at all, you just get used to the layout :) :)
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Re: Astra j

Postby M1chaelR » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:18 am

My dad has an Astra J and while there are a boat load of buttons, they're easy enough to understand in the end. I still like the design of the J. I drove it again a while ago and the steering was notably heavier.
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Re: Astra j

Postby cooldad » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:56 pm

M1chaelR wrote:I still like the design of the J. I drove it again a while ago and the steering was notably heavier.


Yeah, me too, Michael! :)

Sitting in front of the 'J's' instrument panel rather reminded me of being in an aircraft cockpit (and I've sat in quite a few of those too!). Interesting that you found the steering heavier on the 'J' :o :)
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Re: Astra j

Postby M1chaelR » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:31 am

That's pretty awesome, I've never been in an aircraft cockpit, although now I have some idea of what it's like :lol: .

I know, it wasn't massively different but it did feel heavier, my Dad's J is the SRi trim with the sportier suspension so maybe that had something to do with it.
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Re: Astra j

Postby cooldad » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:29 am

M1chaelR wrote:That's pretty awesome, I've never been in an aircraft cockpit, although now I have some idea of what it's like :lol: .



Ha, ha, Michael!! :lol:

Just to clarify, although I wasn't uniformed, part of my job was to work closely with the RAF, Army and the Royal Navy helicopter squadrons (among others) and I used to get chances to 'ponce' loads of flights - all in the line of duty! :) :)

Anyway, boring, boring. To be fair, their instrument panels were a touch more complex than an Astra, but there's nothing like a bit of exaggeration to make your point :lol: :lol: ;)
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