Vauxhall Astra GTC 1.6T 16V Sri 3Dr Petrol Coupe

£6,500

12/12 Reg | 38,560 miles | Petrol | White | Manual

Ford Birmingham

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Performance (BHP)

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CO2 (g/km)

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Number Of Seats

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"This 1.6 turbo Astra GTC features the very rae and desirable VXR styling pack and 19" turbine alloy wheel option worth over £1000 when new. this car has been very well cared for by its previous keepers and then reconditioned in our fully equipped workshop o you can be confident you are buying quality. Call today to arrange a test drive at the original Bristol Street Motors , Ford Birmingham"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Low Mileage
  • CD Player
Specification
Body Glass
Electric front windows
Rear wiper
Dark tinted rear windows
Chrome effect window side mouldings
Brakes
Traction control
ESP
Hill start assist
ABS + EBD + EBA
Driver Aids
Cruise control
PAS
Driver Information
Rev counter
Service interval indicator
Low fuel level warning light
Multi function trip computer
Exterior temperature gauge
Driving Mirrors
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Entertainment
DAB Digital radio
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Exterior Body Features
Stainless steel exhaust tailpipe
Body coloured bumpers
Exterior Lights
Front fog lamps
Interior Features
Reach + rake adjustable steering column
3 spoke leather covered steering wheel
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
Leather gear knob
12V power in rear centre console
Centre console cupholders, storage tray and ashtray
Interior Lights
Ambient interior lighting
Packs
Sight and light pack - Astra GTC
Safety
Side airbags
Seatbelt warning
Dual horn
Curtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Seats
Sports seats
Rear headrests
Isofix system on outer rear seats
60/40 split rear seats
Front seat back storage pockets
Security
Immobiliser
Remote central deadlocking

The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.

Ten Second Review

Look at it. Just look at it. If there's any better reason for buying Vauxhall's stunning Astra GTC three-door hatch than its sassy styling, I've yet to hear it. Yes, in 1.6 Turbo form it certainly drives well, is solidly built and is well equipped but do you really care? Just look at it.

Background

Correct me if I'm wrong but I think it was Vauxhall who were the first to cotton onto this particular idea. For years hatchbacks had been getting bigger and bigger, but Vauxhall realised that this didn't need to be so. With its Meriva and Zafira MPV vehicles catering to those looking for ultimate practicality, the Astra didn't need to start shopping at Jacamo just yet. The latest Astra five-door is undeniably handsome but those looking for something that will have grown adults sighing in admiration, little can touch the Astra GTC three-door hatch. When it was first unveiled the GTC Paris concept in 2010, most figured that by the time the production car arrived it would be fatter and frumpier. It isn't. Let's check it out in fastest mainstream guise - this 1.6 16V petrol Turbo variant.

Driving Experience

If you expected the Astra GTC to be just a re-skin of the existing Astra five-door, close inspection will reveal that the changes go rather deeper. Even in entry-level trim, the GTC adopts the sophisticated front suspension from the Insignia VXR, featuring Vauxhall's HiPerStrut (High Performance Strut), combined with the clever Watt's link rear axle for stability and handling precision. Break out the tape measure and you'll discover that both front and rear tracks are wider than the five-door car by 40 and 30mm respectively and the wheelbase is 10mm longer. The ride height is also 15mm lower, helping the big alloys fill the wheel arches. The most powerful engine in the range is the 1.6-litre Turbo I tried, which produces 180PS and allows the GTC to hit a top speed of 132mph. Before I drove this car, I wouldn't have thought it possible for an Astra - any Astra - to offer a more rewarding drive than a rival Megane Renaultsport or a sporty Focus ST. I was wrong. Better still, you don't have to spend extra money on Vauxhall's hi-tech FlexRide adaptive damping system to really enjoy it, so well-judged is the ride and handling balance, especially tuned for our appalling British roads. Those who do opt for FlexRide get the option of switching from the standard set-up to a more comfort-orientated 'Tour' setting. Or opting for a 'Sport' mode, which stiffens up the suspension to a point you won't enjoy on your everyday commute. At the same time, selecting this mode adds more weight to the steering, sharpens the throttle response and changes the instrument backlighting from white to heartbeat-pulsing red. Each of these elements you can select or de-select via an on-board configuration menu.

Design and Build

Aesthetics are a distinctly personal thing yet after a quick office straw poll, we could find precisely no people who found the Astra GTC unattractive. It's not as if it's blandly attractive in a news anchor fashion. It's just flat-out sassy. "Credit for the styling job goes to the team working under Mark Adams who noted "We didn't want emotion to get in the way of functionality: the Astra GTC still needed to be clever, affordable and practical." The GTC's signature design touch is a prominently arced blade, a crisp line that sweeps up from the rocker at the front of the door, running the opposite way to other Astras. A second line strikes through the door handle, stretching to the rear, while a third line follows the roof's profile, guiding the eye to the sharply integrated spoiler. There's a 370-litre boot which underscores Adams' claims of practicality although the rear seats have typically compromised headroom. The use of an electronic parking brake frees up space on the centre console for additional stowage.

Market and Model

Standard equipment is generous no matter which GTC model customers choose. Even in entry-level Sport trim, the GTC comes equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, DAB stereo and USB functionality. Move up to the SRI, and buyers get as standard tinted glass, onboard computer, leather-trimmed steering wheel and fog lamps. Bi-Xenon Advanced Forward Lighting (AFL), which offers nine separate light beams, is optional across the range. A range of new colours and materials, bespoke to the GTC, set the car apart from others in the Astra range. Morello Red, a leather trim, is also available as an option and brings with it six-way adjustable front seats. As for options, well I don't see too many GTC buyers going for the auto gearbox that's an option on the top 1.4-litre petrol Turbo and 2.0-litre CDTi diesel engines. A key decision all GTC buyers will have to make though, will be whether to find an extra £800 for the FlexRide adaptive damping system that enables you to set the suspension up to suit the mood you're in and the road you're on. Many will feel that the standard UK-developed damping set-up is good enough not to need it and may be more tempted to spend a similar amount on Vauxhall's clever Adaptive Forward Lighting system. Here, a set of bi-xenon headlamps will adapt thenmselves across eight different settings tailored to different roads and light conditions. Other key options include the heated, leather ergonomic six-way adjustable sports seats I have here and a 315W 7-speaker Infinity Premium Sound System.

Cost of Ownership

Day to day running costs are not going to be markedly different from any other Astra model. In fact, when the higher residual values this GTC model will enjoy over a normal Astra hatch come into play, it's likely that this car will be cheaper to run than its ordinary stablemate. Unfortunately, this 1.6-litre petrol Turbo variant does without the start/stop set-up that's standard on other mainstream models, one reason why its CO2 showing is down at 168g/km and fuel economy is 39.2mpg on the combined cycle.

Electric front windows, Traction control, Cruise control, Rev counter, Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Stainless steel exhaust tailpipe, Front fog lamps...

Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)8.3
Engine Power - BHP180
Engine Power - KW132
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT170
Engine Torque - MKG23
Engine Torque - NM230
Engine Torque - RPM2200
Top Speed137
Green Stats
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)168 (g/km)
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg)39.2
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)47.9
EC Urban (mpg)30.4

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You choose the car, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. You will then receive a quote for fixed cost motoring for the length of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the car outright for an agreed lump sum (the GFV or final balloon payment), or hand the vehicle back to the lender.

HP

Hire Purchase allows you to take ownership of a car once all payments are made.

This is one of the most popular methods to buy a new vehicle. You pay an initial deposit, then pay off the balance in monthly payments over an agreed period of time, when the payments are complete the car is yours.

One of the main benefits with Hire Purchase is the ability to buy a high value vehicle on monthly payments.
Hire Purchase allows you to tailor your finance package as deposit, length of time and monthly payments are all flexible.

Lease

Personal contract hire is very similar to normal contract hire, but is exclusively for private individuals. This is one of the most common form of leasing.
With a personal contract hire agreement you take control of a car for a contractual period – usually referred to as the ‘lease period’. You will make fixed monthly payments for the duration of the contract – when the contract expires you will simply return the car and take out a new personal contract hire lease. PCH means you never have to worry about resale values of your car.

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