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Old 09-24-2009, 05:42 PM   #1
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Hi All. Im Shaun from Sydney Australia. I drive a 2007 HSV VXR Astra. Also known as an Opel OPC Astra and a Vauxhall VXR Astra which is Arden Blue in Colour.

Current mods are a Whiteline Rear Sway Bar. Miltek Exhaust imported from the UK. TMS (Thorney Motorsport) / Superchips Bluefin Stage two Software in the ECU.

Ill post some pics up shortly (once i hit 15 post)

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Old 09-24-2009, 09:50 PM   #2
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Hello and Welcome, now get to posting.

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Old 09-25-2009, 05:37 PM   #3
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Im working on it.

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Old 09-25-2009, 05:56 PM   #4
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you do know that after one model year they are no longer selling the astra in North America. i read on this forum less then 12,000 made it to the shores of Canada and the US. now even if that number was 15,000 it would still be sailing on the fail boat.

Astra=Titanic in north America

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Old 09-25-2009, 07:46 PM   #5
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That Astra is no longer sold in Australia either.

Im glad i purchased my VXR when i did. Although romours until recent have been floating round of the VXR insgina Coming to australia .

Its a Shame as that was going to be my Replacement. Now it may have to be a HSV E Series 2 with the LS3

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Old 09-25-2009, 08:20 PM   #6
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And the Cruze being the Astra replacement? What do you think of it all around. What kind of U.S. HP and Torque is this 1.8 putting out if you have that info.

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Old 09-25-2009, 09:03 PM   #7
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Cruze...... Not as good as the astra as there is no preformance model in the range.

However from the reports im hearing they arent that badly built and are value for money in terms of money. GMDAT has raised the bar with the Cruze and being on the delta platform its a well rounded car.

However romours are floating that we will be getting a Hatch of the Cruze in Australia and that there is a possablity HSV (Preformance arm of Holden but owned by Tom Walkinshaw) are evaluating a business case for a HSV Cruze .


Preformance is as follows for the Cruze :
140 HP ( 104 KW @6200 RPM)
129 LB-Force FT (176 NM Torque @ 3800 RPM)

Unsure if thats the right torque conversion . More information can be found on the Holden site.

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Old 09-25-2009, 09:42 PM   #8
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As is, nothing to offer the US market in torque and hp. A sedan is appealing and it's good looking.

Thanks for your opinion.

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Old 09-25-2009, 10:16 PM   #9
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I have no idea why GM is stuck on the idea that we need 1.4L turbo or how thats the answer to all of our prayers. The Cruze, Astra or any car under 3,000lbs would be great with a 2.4L DI VVT. Again I think Daewoo did the body good I like the look. You'll get your hatch, and I hope you get your HSV.

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Old 09-27-2009, 04:53 AM   #10
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Holden has alot of input in the design of the cruise.
Anyway ill post up my pics of my VXR

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Old 09-27-2009, 04:56 AM   #11
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[img width=800 height=531]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j47/VXR-001/large.jpg[/img]

[img width=800 height=531]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j47/VXR-001/large10.jpg[/img]

[img width=800 height=531]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j47/VXR-001/large2.jpg[/img]

[img width=531 height=800]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j47/VXR-001/large3.jpg[/img]

[img width=800 height=531]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j47/VXR-001/large7.jpg[/img]

[img width=531 height=800]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j47/VXR-001/large6.jpg[/img]

[img width=531 height=800]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j47/VXR-001/large5.jpg[/img]

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Old 09-27-2009, 10:06 AM   #12
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Holden has alot of input in the design of the cruise.
Anyway ill post up my pics of my VXR
Well I didn't spend any time looking into who all was involved with the design and it doesn't matter to me. It's all GM one way or the other. Now get busy and get to posting so your pictures show up on the page. By the way...you have a sweeeeet sweeeet car.

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Old 09-27-2009, 09:38 PM   #13
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:27 AM   #14
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Old 11-07-2009, 04:42 AM   #15
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Is it right hand drive?

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Old 11-08-2009, 12:51 AM   #16
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Welcome! My fiancee is Australian, so I'll be moving to Australia from America within the next year. I'll certainly miss owning a Saturn, but hopefully I can find a decent comparable car there.

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