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Old 09-18-2018, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default Goodbye Astra :(

I purchased my Astra XR brand new a little over 10 years ago and sad to say today it's officially gone. I was up to 270K KM's and things were starting to wear out and not worth the cost to fix. I couldn't bring myself to sell it to a scrap yard but fortunately I found a mechanic who can fix it up for cheap and keep it on the road for a while longer.

I won't lie, after I dropped it off I was a little misty eyed, remembering the 10 years we rode together!

Goodbye Astra, you served me well.

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Old 09-27-2018, 11:03 PM   #2
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Sorry to see your Astra go.

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Old 10-01-2018, 06:22 PM   #3
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Sorry to see your Astra go.
Me too, but it was time

I still love hatchbacks so I decided to upgrade to a GTI

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Old 10-04-2018, 09:26 PM   #4
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A great car, have fun with that!

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Old 10-04-2018, 11:53 PM   #5
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Me too, but it was time

I still love hatchbacks so I decided to upgrade to a GTI
How is the GTI? I have been thinking about getting one of those here in the near future(keeping the astra as a daily). But I was worried that they only make 200 hp. I wanted something with a little more pickup, like the Focus ST.

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Old 10-08-2018, 10:24 AM   #6
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How is the GTI? I have been thinking about getting one of those here in the near future(keeping the astra as a daily). But I was worried that they only make 200 hp. I wanted something with a little more pickup, like the Focus ST.
I love it! I can't compare it to the ST as I haven't driven that, but from everything I read, the GTI is more refined. I like the look of the GTI more as well. Has plenty of pickup for me.

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