1995 Vauxhall Astra Sport 1.8 16v from UK and Ireland
Have the mods done and it is an absolute flying machine that will say goodbye to turbo cars all day
The only real fault I have experienced is poor idling... which the dealer where I live says is normal for the Sport model... Other than that I have had performance camshafts put in as well as a Superflow head and K&N air filter.
Now the car is super responsive.
I also have had a Magnex exhaust put on.
I urge anybody who owns one to have the modifications done that I have because you would seriously not believe the difference in power and torque, not to mention sound.
It used to do 120mph before, but will nearly do that in 4th gear.
It is like comparing the pull from an Escort 1.3 and a turbo... it really makes that much difference.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd April, 2001
5th Apr 2001, 09:00
When you said it will pull away from Turbo cars, did you include the Cavalier Turbo or Fiat Coupe 16v/20v Turbo in your list? You said your Astra will do 120mph in 4th, the Cavalier Turbo will do 135mph in 4th, 147mph in 5th and then there's a nice 6th gear to really top things off, by which time your little Astra with its 'mods' will have blown up. If you meant Turbo cars such as RS Turbo's and Fiestas, then fair enough though.
24th Oct 2001, 12:27
My 1.8 sport also has idle variations, did the K&N help? Did you fit an element or induction kit, the difference is £35 and did the K&N make much of a difference?
Love the car. Had a Cav V6 before and the Astra accelerates quicker!
28th Sep 2002, 06:29
Hi! I recently bought a sport 1.8 16v and want to put a decent exhaust on it! Any suggestions are gratefully received! As to 120mph I have had 130 clock reading at 5500rpm in fifth! I am very happy with my sport, but have got used to the poke and want a bit more! cheers.