Got my Astra!

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    Got my Astra!

    Finally got my Astra. It is a MY06 CDX 1.8 5 speed in Sapphire Black with Holden by Design body kit, spoiler and sunroof. It's a very restrained body kit, but I think it finishes the look of the car nicely.
    It is a beautiful car to drive, very easy. I haven't owned a manual transmission car for a dozen years and am enjoying zipping around changing gears!
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    another
    Current Holdens.
    VH Commodore Vacationer 253 V8; AH Astra CDX 1.8; VF Calais 3.6V6
    plus U12 Nissan Pintara SuperHatch.
    Previous Holdens.
    69 HT Kingswood 186; 75 HJ Premier 202; 77 TC Gemini; 85 JD Camira SL/E 1.8i; CG06 Captiva LX 3.2V6, CG09 Captiva LX 3.2V6, 2012 VEII Commodore SV6 3.6sidi.

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    again
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    VH Commodore Vacationer 253 V8; AH Astra CDX 1.8; VF Calais 3.6V6
    plus U12 Nissan Pintara SuperHatch.
    Previous Holdens.
    69 HT Kingswood 186; 75 HJ Premier 202; 77 TC Gemini; 85 JD Camira SL/E 1.8i; CG06 Captiva LX 3.2V6, CG09 Captiva LX 3.2V6, 2012 VEII Commodore SV6 3.6sidi.

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    and again
    Current Holdens.
    VH Commodore Vacationer 253 V8; AH Astra CDX 1.8; VF Calais 3.6V6
    plus U12 Nissan Pintara SuperHatch.
    Previous Holdens.
    69 HT Kingswood 186; 75 HJ Premier 202; 77 TC Gemini; 85 JD Camira SL/E 1.8i; CG06 Captiva LX 3.2V6, CG09 Captiva LX 3.2V6, 2012 VEII Commodore SV6 3.6sidi.

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    Re: Got my Astra!

    Congratulations. Black is my favorite choice too (and red). Is that the 125hp engine or the new with 140hp?

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    Thank you.

    90 kw Family II engine, not sure what that translates to in hp. Not a powerhouse but it is geared well and has ample oomph to get along very well in urban conditions. Australia is mostly covered by speed limits of upto 110 kph, I'm sure I won't find it wanting.
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    90kW = 122PS or 120hp. That is more than enough even in Germany on the Autobahn (average speed 120-140km/h).

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    Man, I can't wait to buy one of these from Saturn...they can't get them here soon enough!

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    Congrats! and welcome to the Astra owners club!

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    Re: Got my Astra!

    Congratulations on a very nice car!

    I wouldn't agree with you concerning the thing around the front windows, whatever you call it, though

    The 1.8 is absolutely more than enough for the Astra. Happy motoring!

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    Thanks all, I love it!

    Bravada, I think you are talking about the weathershields? The purpose of these is to allow you to have the windows open a bit even though there is some rain. For instance, when my wife is sitting in the car waiting for the kids to finish school, or sport. She can be there with the car off, window down a bit and not get wet for whatever time the kids keep her waiting while they dawdle, daydream etc . It's more a practical item than a decorative piece - unlike the spoiler etc, or the sunroof - which I've been told is my "midlife crisis" piece!
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    plus U12 Nissan Pintara SuperHatch.
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    69 HT Kingswood 186; 75 HJ Premier 202; 77 TC Gemini; 85 JD Camira SL/E 1.8i; CG06 Captiva LX 3.2V6, CG09 Captiva LX 3.2V6, 2012 VEII Commodore SV6 3.6sidi.

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    Re: Got my Astra!

    I know what these are for, I just didn't know the English name for those. I understand how practical they are, I just hate the way they look. Does your Astra come with airco?

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    Very nice RedVee8.

    My mother came very close to buying a New CDX Astra, But the lack of power put her off. Need that power to get past all these road trains.
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    Re: Got my Astra!

    Wow, what a beautiful car. Enjoy!

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    Re: Got my Astra!

    Very handsome car congratulations! Yea I can't wait to see these here as Saturns. Astra or new 08 CTS I can't wait to decide. Oh all you need now are some nice 17 or 18 inch wheels to really set it off.
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