I would agree with you! These vans are first class! My company runs 6 of the 1.7 TD 16V and do they shift. I have even out performed Saxo VTR's!! They do break down but it's normally only minor things that go wrong (these vans do about 40k a year, each).
Too right they shift, I had a Cavalier GSi try and overtake me on a straight between 2 roundabouts coming out of Dorchester a couple of months ago and he just could not get past! Unforunately though the engine has wrecked a cambelt and cam pulleys twice, so the vans gone back and I'm waiting for the replacement.
Has anyone been thinking of installing either a Powerlink or another device to monitor engine noise?
I have the Opel version, it rips...
Oh dear! I wondered how long it would take for a boy racer in his VTR to get all huffy puffy.
Yes a VTR's quicker - but only when you're doing laps round the town centre trying to impress the schoolies. It's not bad on the B-roads either. I was contemplating buying an Astra or a Saxo, but ruled out the Saxo as in real life, most drivers rarely spend all their time driving on farmer palmer's country roads, or the car-park at McD's.
I have just got a y reg 1.7 dti, but it seems gutless. I went in my mates one and it went like a rocket. whet I put y foot down it seems to hold back can someone tell me what might be wrong?
I'm on my 5th Astravan. I'm looking forward to the new model coming out later this year. 120BHP is mighty tempting. Just what the Astravan needs to make a good van a great van.
120BHP is tempting?! How much does this van weigh?? The van I drive has a 3.0L with 150 horsepower, and is it gutless! It does get great gas mileage, though. If you want something that will definitly blow the doors off anybody, get a 395hp Trailblazer SS, THAT is tempting. Since everbody seems to think this van is so fast, I'm curious, what are the torque specs on it?
Not everyone's a boy racer. Some of us have grown up a little. 120BHP is plenty in everyday, realistic conditions. I'm not concerned with racing people at traffic lights or trying to impress pedestrians by squealing around corners on my door handles. I want a vehicle that's comfortable to drive & has enough power to make a journey pleasing. The Astravan is a good, realistic workhorse. The extra 20BHP of the new model will simply provide more ease when carrying heavy goods.
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