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Old 08-26-2007, 06:07 PM   #1
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sorry for posting pics in this section but in the absence of a pic thread for the Astra i guess for now it will have to do

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Vauxhall Astra Estate ( Wagon )
1.9 CDTi Diesel
150 BHP standard
green box added
now runs @ 200BHP and 327 LBS FT Torque
60 mpg if careful
Variant .... SRi ( UK popular sport type in the Vauxhall range )
the colour in the UK is known as Moonland

it has also been lowered by approx 30 mm all round and has VXR ( sports 3 door ) 18" wheels added
body kit in the UK is known as the XP Exterior Pack which consists of front lower spoiler , rear lower spoiler , tailgate top spoiler and side skirts all are factory options when ordering the car OR can be purchased afterwards and added either by the dealer or yourself if you can find it cheap enough as i did

anyways , enough waffle , heres my car









and one of my car on the rollers at a recent charity rolling road day


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Old 08-26-2007, 07:44 PM   #2
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Very nice.

I like.
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Old 08-26-2007, 11:55 PM   #3
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Super-nice car! I'd love to add one to my garage. Thanks for sharing your pics!
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Old 08-27-2007, 02:59 PM   #4
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thanks guys , i have a feeling this part of the forum may well get very busy in the near future
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:05 PM   #5
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Very nice.

Personally i like the new 19 inch bi-color OPC rims.

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Old 08-27-2007, 10:11 PM   #6
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wow, that is one very nice looking car. Hey, I am curious, I heard somewhere that some respected British car experts think Americans change their oil too frequently (there's a rule of thumb here, every 3000 miles, about 5000 kilometers I think, change your oil). Does that ring true to your ears? How often do people typically change their oil in the UK?

It could be we (in the US) have higher sulfur oil or something.
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It could be we (in the US) have higher sulfur oil or something.
You have higher sulfur fuel. I think the oil is the same. Not totally sure, though.
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Old 08-28-2007, 02:38 AM   #8
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wow, that is one very nice looking car. Hey, I am curious, I heard somewhere that some respected British car experts think Americans change their oil too frequently (there's a rule of thumb here, every 3000 miles, about 5000 kilometers I think, change your oil). Does that ring true to your ears? How often do people typically change their oil in the UK?

It could be we (in the US) have higher sulfur oil or something.
well i have mine done every 10K with full synthetic oil for diesels , but it is actually recomended to be longer intervals

alot of the peeps in the know , now use the DTUK tuning box which gives the diesel owners an extra 50 horses , so changing the oil at 10K is prudent

never heard of oil being changed every 5k ?? if the oil is the same and lets face it , it will need to be , its the same engines..... then 10+ K is fine without a DTUK tuning box

air filters are being changed to K&N and we are finding slight increases and better air flow into the engine as well , induction kits dont seem to help with diesels for some reason

the near future will be bringing larger Turbo`s also

with your cheap fuels i`m guessing though that the VXR or OPC sports 3 door petrol version will be a big seller and the most tuneable , although getting more horses from a petrol is always more costly
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WOW!! Absolutly great looking car.
It is now my favorite wagon, knocking the Volvo V50 T5
off its podium.
And 200bhp and 327lb ft of torque is amazing, especially considering your fuel economy.
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Very nice! The only thing missing is a picture of the engine.

Wish we could get that engine here.
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Very nice.

Personally i like the new 19 inch bi-color OPC rims.

Those rims remind me of the factory rims on my 71 Volvo 1800:

BTW - I love the wagon - that would be a great replacement for the LW wagons that are now gone. I know it's a bit smaller, but still - would love to see them come over.
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