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  • Top Gear Mag Shoot Out

    Anybody read the latest Top Gear mag with the shoot out of the hot hatches, think the Astra VXR surprised them in a good way (seeing as they don't like it ).

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    Re: Top Gear Mag Shoot Out

    Originally posted by Toddy
    Anybody read the latest Top Gear mag with the shoot out of the hot hatches, think the Astra VXR surprised them in a good way (seeing as they don't like it ).
    Yep they seem too grudgingly admit they might be wrong about the VXR as the track time didn't tie up with a car that supposedly torque steers into trees at 20 mph :wink:
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    • #3
      My thoughts as well, comes 14th out of the top 29 hot hatches but the say...and I quote "Very capable, very quick. Will worry any of the top 10 in every area".

      If that's the case why isn't it in the top 10....oh yea cause they don't like it

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Toddy
        My thoughts as well, comes 14th out of the top 29 hot hatches but the say...and I quote "Very capable, very quick. Will worry any of the top 10 in every area".

        If that's the case why isn't it in the top 10....oh yea cause they don't like it
        It's a Vauxhall.... says it all. If it had a ford badge on the bonnet..... now thats a diff story

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        • #5
          who cares !!!!

          you guys know the truth....

          one day just one day they may have to admit it.....

          let them do there worst, then wonder why... the VXR's pass their puny GTI's in the Real world on the Road....

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          • #6
            First Vauxhall I've owned and it don't bother me one bit what Clarkson think's, The old Focus RS had horrendous torque steer and he they hardly mentioned it.

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            • #7
              I havn't seen it yet, the joys of being stuck offshore.
              What was number 1?

              Wayne

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              • #8
                Originally posted by waynecoluk
                I havn't seen it yet, the joys of being stuck offshore.
                What was number 1?

                Wayne
                Civic Type R I think

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                • #9
                  Is that the new model or old? I'd be surprised if it was the new model as its not rated that hight by other mags.

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                  • #10
                    Yeah got it here in front of me now,its the new one, but they do say the list was done over a bag of crisps and a pint or five

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                    • #11
                      They'd have needed more than 5 pints to choose that. 5 bottles of vodka more like. Still wouldnt have chose the type R even then. Rather have the old one.

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                      • #12
                        Guy across from me had the old one, it sounded awesome and it was standard. I must admit I have a soft spot for the ST, I did order one in black last year but cancelled a few days later, just couldnt sit behind the ford badge, glad I stayed with the griffin

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                        • #13
                          Yeah, I have to admit that I considered the ST aswell. It's menat to handle a bit better than the VXR and is almost as quick in a straight line though it didnt hold a candle to the VXR in the looks department. A guy in the office onshore has one in orange but thought it looked a bit sickly. Not a bad car though.

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                          • #14
                            What's the list then guys, from 1 upwards??

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Puzzler
                              What's the list then guys, from 1 upwards??
                              [b]*NOT THE REAL LIST*[b]

                              but knowing top gear/general motoring mags, i imagine it to go like this

                              1. civic type R
                              2. Golf GTI
                              3. Audi S3
                              4. Golf R32
                              5. Focus ST
                              6. BMW 130
                              7. Alfa 1 whatever number
                              8. Mini Cooper S
                              9. Focus RS
                              10.
                              11
                              12
                              13
                              14. Astra VXR

                              How my list goes

                              1. ASTRA VXR
                              2. nothing
                              3. nothing
                              4. nothing
                              5. nothing
                              6. nothing
                              7. nothing
                              8. Focus ST
                              9. Golf GTI
                              10. my old mk 3 astra 1.4

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