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“astra GTE 16v”

Written on: 14/06/2013

i cant say anything bad about the GTE i got too much to say about it but i can tell you these cars are dangerous (in a good way haha) have a lot of fun good on fuel soo good i have 2 even in this day in age great drive outstanding engine id recommend 1 or 2 lol… Read Full Review

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“a great fast car that handles well for relatively...”

Written on: 27/10/2009

a great fast car that handles well for relatively small amounts of money… Read Full Review

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“Great car. owned my for about 14 months. what a great...”

Written on: 21/01/2009

Great car. owned my for about 14 months. what a great car mine was clean until other week some one tried to nick it, but before that what a smile i had on my face everyday when i was driving it loved it paid about a grand for mine, but it had been fully resored in 2004 got loads of pics thought the stages of it… Read Full Review

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“I owned 2 of these, one F reg non cat in monaco blue...”

Written on: 27/09/2008 by astra man (1 review written)

I owned 2 of these, one F reg non cat in monaco blue which I had for 4 years, and 2 years later I puchased a rare Champion leather addition which I owned for 2 and a half years. I sold it In 2000 for near enough the same money I bought it for (it was ten years old) I cried for the one and only time when selling a car.
I picked up a GTi-6 a few weeks later. I would love to find a good one now and use it for fun. What other hot hatch can get to 60mph in 7 seconds with 156bhp, the cat version I… Read Full Review

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“I've owned 8 Vauxhall Astra GTE 16v's including 2 rare...”

Written on: 18/07/2008

I've owned 8 Vauxhall Astra GTE 16v's including 2 rare champion editions and while I have bought Fords, VWs and Peugeots I've always ended up coming back to another 16v. Rewarding to drive fast and they still turn heads 20 years on… Read Full Review

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“Excellent car if you are lucky enough to find a good...”

Written on: 03/07/2008

Excellent car if you are lucky enough to find a good one mine has 87000 miles, I've had the engine fully rebuilt by merc, all floor pan done and coted in wax oil, still has the original arches with no rust anywhere still has original sills, now that ' s the kind of one to find but I was looking for 12 months till I found this one. I brought it still with the original tyres and wheels. Not modified in any way. Although I ' ve now put a brand new set of 5 spoke alloys, and a full lowering kit… Read Full Review

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“I love these cars, they are much better with a turbo...”

Written on: 30/06/2008 by dan gte vxr (1 review written)

I love these cars, they are much better with a turbo or v6. The handling an the fact the only unnecessary thing on the car is heated mirrors.. but there good any way… Read Full Review

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“I love this Vauxhall Astra I think it is one of the...”

Written on: 25/04/2008

I love this Vauxhall Astra I think it is one of the best retro cars going and i just love them… Read Full Review

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“Just bought my 4th Astra GTE 16v because I love them....”

Written on: 09/11/2007 by ordy (1 review written)

Just bought my 4th Astra GTE 16v because I love them. Got a Calibra 16v red top last one made on a l reg. Great looking cars, but not as much fun as the GTE. Selling it because my lass says you cannot drive 2 cars at once, so bye Calibra, Hello GTE 16v!… Read Full Review

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“I have had my Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V for 4 years and I...”

Written on: 31/03/2006 by spike16vgte (4 reviews written)

I have had my Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V for 4 years and I still love it. It may look old but can still keep up with much more 'newer' so call fast cars. Under rated until you race someone!… Read Full Review

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“I'd just like to say that I've already wrote about my...”

Written on: 28/02/2006 by ASTRABOY (9 reviews written)

I'd just like to say that I've already wrote about my 16v GTE but as I can't find anywhere to add a bit about the 8v I had before I'm putting it here too. The 8v was such a great car that after owning it for 2 years the only car I wanted was a GTE 16v(or maybe a early GSI) The 8 valve was as fast flat out as an RS Turbo of Golf 16V. Mine was a black one and if anyone can't aford to insure a 16V buy one of these instead you'll still be happy. Trust me… Read Full Review

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Calliston's Response to ASTRABOY's Review

Written on: 02/06/2010

I found this review very helpful because there are a lot of differing reviews out there to do with 16v versus 8v and this one seems balanced considering the perosn has owned both. Can't afford a 16v so good to hear the 8v is not a complete waste of time!

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“Having owned a final series Maron 16v, I have to...”

Written on: 12/09/2005 by Waseem Malik (1 review written)

Having owned a final series Maron 16v, I have to honestly say I absolutely loved the Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V . It can definitely compete with todays hot hatches, and for the money you pay you got a whole lot of performance. I am not going to go on about how great the car is as it suffered from a few characteristic prioblems.

The handling was atrocious a Mx5 or a Micra come to think of it would lose you in the twisties… Read Full Review

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“I have owned 2 of these Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V cars so...”

Written on: 16/06/2004 by lburns159 (1 review written)

I have owned 2 of these Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V cars so far and iam looking for my 3rd one at the moment they are good looking cars for there age and a lot better looking then the rep mobiles on the road today. Mine runs about 200 bhp at the moment which is enough to leave most new cars for dead but the most important thing is that it has never broke down and runs like a dream i know some peaple dont like them but thats there loss they would rather bang on about the lag on my so cool escort rs… Read Full Review

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“Having owned 5 Vauxhall Astra GTE 16v myself now, both...”

Written on: 23/02/2004 by Astra2 (1 review written)

Having owned 5 Vauxhall Astra GTE 16v myself now, both standard and modified, I can safely say I know a good one when I see one, or drive it for that matter.

With 156/150* bhp from the box (*=Cat fitted models) and a very lightweight shell, the Astra GTE 16v is an awesome bit of kit, and in terms of bhp/£ there is not a lot to touch it. Top whack you will pick one up for about £2000-2500 but we are talking Leather Edition Champion run-out models (250 Champion and 250 Leather Edition… Read Full Review

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“The Vauxhall Astra GTE 16v gives amazing performance,...”

Written on: 12/01/2004 by Adnansaleem (3 reviews written)

The Vauxhall Astra GTE 16v gives amazing performance, released in may 1988 this was one of the quickest hot hatches about. Excellent acclertion an any gear I can honestly say after owing a dozen of these cars including the champion limited edtion that I am still not bored of this car. Still a head turner and commands respect on the streets the ultimate boy racer car… Read Full Review

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Turbojoe's Response to Adnansaleem's Review

Written on: 26/01/2004

I totally agree. mate of mine bought an old rat for £100, we think it was an 8 valve once upon a time, but now has a 16 valve red top with only minor tuning (cone filter and exhaust) I took it for a spin and was genuinely scared at first: it saw sixty in about seven seconds dead, then in third at sixty I gave it a boot and it just lit up. Then we had some fun, we beat a Renault 5 turbo off the lights, then a 323 beemer, then a Fiesta turbo. then we done an mr2 t-bar, and we only finally got beaten when we met a Cossie. By the way, did i mention it was a bit on the fast side, and I rather liked it?

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