it didnt go into the astra till 2007the vvt engine came out 1st september 2006,here is the details from parkers for the Z18XE astra http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/specs/Detail.aspx?deriv=28626
Yep.. I've a March 2007 car (07 plate) with the VVt. I waited for the VVt to reach the Astra before I ordered, so it had been available for a couple of months by then. I *think* it arived at the same time as the minor facelift????it didnt go into the astra till 2007
Have a drive of my diesel then say that :lol:. No as i said the 1.8 is a good car, i just wanted a little bit more. It was the figures for road tax that were being mentioned for the 1.8 that put me off, i think they said it was going up to almost 300 quid at one stage (that never happened in the end).I have the non VVT 1.8. They are actually 123bhp book figure, which for a 1.8 is quite low anyway but also the new astra is a very heavy car too! I find mine is not overly thirsty considering my driving style.
Look into getting the most from your 1.8 with simple cheap mods such as a new panel filter first, i had 128bhp on a rolling road, totally standard!
At 19 you can be in far worse and far slower cars!
Dont listen to them who moved over to the dark and smokey side.... enjoy your 1.8 and do what im doing, ignoring road tax, MPG etc and save for a VXR.... your only young and mortgageless once mate! Thats my way of thinking anyway!