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Hello from North Lincolnshire
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Hi

Just joined the site to look round the forum for advice on the Astra GTC. Not looking to buy one until next year, but thought I would get clued up on any issues or what to look for. I will probably go for a 1.4 or 1.6 petrol turbo limited edition. Also looking at Cascadas, but not too many around and prices are a bit higher. Any GTC buying advice gratefully received. Always been a Vauxhall fan and the wife currently has an Insignia Tourer Elite. I think I got the Vauxhall bug because my dad had a nice HB Viva when I was old enough to start getting into cars.

List of Vauxhals I have owned or had as company cars below. Currently I have an Audi A6 company car but looking to pack in next year, hence need a smallish but fun car.

Vauxhall list
5 x Viva HC (one an estate, still think that one looked more like a coupe)
Magnum 1800 with go faster stripes and vinyl roof (loved that one)
2 x cavalier 1600 Mk1
Opel Ascona 1600 Mk1
Nova saloon
Astra A
Astra B
Vectra Mk1
Vectra Mk2
Calibra 2.0L
Tigra twintop
Insignia Tourer Elite

I look forward to joining in the forum and getting advice when the time comes to pick up a car.

Regards
Andy
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#2
Welcome to VXOC.

The big issues on the 1.4 & 1.6 is the M32 gearbox. You may also find fuel consumption high.
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I would go for at least a 1.7 or 2.0 Diesel, I had a 1.7 SRI astra 5 door remapped from 130bhp to 168bhp with the M32 gearbox & that drove ok, I have got now a GTC 2.0 Biturbo with a F40 gearbox which seems a sturdier gearbox, fuel consumption is roughly the same for both cars.
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#4
Welcome to the forum

2.0cdti all the way in my opinion
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#5
Welcome mate
I’m another one in the 2.0cdti camp!!
Check out the torque figures between the 1.6 turbo petrol compared to the 2.0cdti
169 ft/lb petrol
258 ft/lb diesel


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Thanks guys and sorry for the delay, beenoff line for the past little while. Appreciate the replies.
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