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Discussion in 'General' started by Tim S, 23 Aug 2005.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Picked my new baby up last night...

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    04 reg Vauxhall Astra SXi 1.6l 16v 3dr 'Sport Hatch' (as they call it) - just over 100BHP and it tops out at around 116MPH if the stats are correct.

    It's a bit of an upgrade from my old 1.1l Peugeot 106, and I'm really happy with it so far - I love the way it corners and its really positive and responsive, even at 80MPH.

    It's completely stock at the moment and I'm not sure whether I want to do anything to it yet. I might change the skirts to match up with the rest of the car and maybe change the lighting in the dash board, too. :)
     
  2. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Let the ricing commence! :D
     
  3. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    I thought rice was some kind of food? :worried:


    :D
     
  4. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    Looks nice mate :)
     
  5. ViRuZO

    ViRuZO What's a Dremel?

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    reasonable car for relatively low price imo!
    congrats :D
     
  6. P2D

    P2D 99.999% Pure Spam!

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    do it up Bigz then you can have your own thread at barryboys.com :D lol

    Looks nice tho!
     
  7. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Looks good bigz, they're a nice car.
    How old is it out of interest? It looks very clean.
    Just watch out for the traditional boring Vauxhall syndrome. :p
     
  8. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    It's an 04 reg - about 15 months old AFAIK. It's got 11k on the clock, well it did when I bought it - I went out for a bit of a road trip last night. :D
     
  9. P2D

    P2D 99.999% Pure Spam!

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    [OT] BigZ, Could you have found a more useless link for your sig if you tried? [/OT]
    How many miles you put on it last night?
     
  10. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    uhm, I got the car at about 5pm, then did about 300 miles, had some tea, went to see some of the family and ended up home at about 9:30pm :)
     
  11. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    Cant see it, there's an Astra in the way :)
     
  12. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    Yay another Astra driver.
     
  13. MonkeyTurnip

    MonkeyTurnip What's a Dremel?

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    Car looks good, seems like you got a good deal


    Ricing is the Jap equlivant of Chaving up your car, ie: Under car neons, Wahser jet neons etc
     
  14. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    also known as w*nker lights

    http://www.suxeh.net/bigz/******lights.gif

    :hehe:
     
  15. Dayains

    Dayains Notamodder

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    Nice car my mum has one in black and I'm insured on it :D
     
  16. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    They look good when you remove the chrome bits from the front.
     
  17. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    It's already got eyelids by the look of it. Or is that stock as bigz says? The Holden Astras in Australia (rebadged Vauxhauls) don't have them.
     
  18. Darv

    Darv Bling!!

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    Nice car :thumb:

    They're stock AFAIK, it's just like a bit of frosted glass IIRC.
     
  19. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    They're just stock frosted glass eyelids - the rear lights are also slightly frosted too, so that the orange hazard lights aren't so harsh. I'm tempted to replace those too at a later date.
     
  20. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Minimodder

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    Not bad mate, The SXIs are too bad :)
     
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