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Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:01 PM

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Hi Guys,

I find Astra GTC is quite funky and energetic but Golf 1.4 TSI is popular among buyers.
Under the boot, GTC churns out less 20 horeses than its counterpart Golf 1.4 TSI.
There are quite a number of Golfs on the road but find that Astra GTC is hard to spot on.

What are your opinions on these 2 cars?
Would like to hear pros and cons from serious ownership's view.


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Edited by Lazydala, 17 August 2012 - 12:07 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:57 PM

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Hi Guys,

I find Astra GTC is quite funky and energetic but Golf 1.4 TSI is popular among buyers.
Under the boot, GTC churns out less 20 horeses than its counterpart Golf 1.4 TSI.
There are quite a number of Golfs on the road but find that Astra GTC is hard to spot on.

What are your opinions on these 2 cars?
Would like to hear pros and cons from serious ownership's view.


Between these 2, definitely Astra....Golf is more expensive + boring design + common (as what you said) + gearbox problem. Although Astra less powerful and less torque, it may not affect you much unless you want to drive like backside on fire :) i am a bit concerned by the stock 20" rims though....

Or maybe you can consider Hyundai Veloster Turbo, nice design also, more powerful, more torque and yet cheaper than both of the above....

Edited by Kar_lover, 17 August 2012 - 01:12 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:11 PM

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Astra will be a good choice. Stands out among others.. biggrin.gif

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:19 PM

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Resale for opel sucks.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:26 PM

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Resale for opel sucks.


the VW brand is more popular here. opel seems like a niche maket brand to me

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:41 PM

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opel for sure.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:51 PM

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For Resale value: Golf
For Good Service Support: Astra
For Looks: Astra
For Driving Feel: Unsure
For now, I will go for Astra! smile.gif

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:12 PM

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I've a Golf TSI very nice car, great engine, excellent FC, feels "much" car than it supposed to be but be ready for terrible service from Volkswagen and reliability issues with VW cars is not urban legend.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:16 PM

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SOrry...OT again:

I heard some horror stories on Opel cars...although most are commercial vehicles but got 1 fren whose dad owned an old Opel and he complained alot, stalled on the roads before..

Anyway the current Opels looks good but I'm only interested in 1 Model

The Opel Corsa OPC! Think local stopped this model liao...

Saw alot of these in UK (They called it Vauxhall Corsa VXR) and they good really good in flesh...

So far I only saw 1 in SG, a blue color one. I also saw it listed before in SGCARMART but cannot find it already.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:20 PM

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golf for sure...

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:44 PM

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got 1 fren whose dad owned an old Opel and he complained alot, stalled on the roads before..


and Golf haven't stalled on roads before? laugh.gif

prease google DSG problems sly.gif


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:57 PM

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SOrry...OT again:

I heard some horror stories on Opel cars...although most are commercial vehicles but got 1 fren whose dad owned an old Opel and he complained alot, stalled on the roads before..

Anyway the current Opels looks good but I'm only interested in 1 Model

The Opel Corsa OPC! Think local stopped this model liao...

Saw alot of these in UK (They called it Vauxhall Corsa VXR) and they good really good in flesh...

So far I only saw 1 in SG, a blue color one. I also saw it listed before in SGCARMART but cannot find it already.
Only Evidence.
http://www.vxronline...-from-Singapore


This blue Corsa OPC is a rarity. Looks cute from side view. Ideal for city driving.


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:15 PM

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Astra GTC is very very nice, and you must get it with the extra big windscreen!
20" wheels are optional extra. I say don't get it and save the $5K or $8K now... save the weight and enjoy the better performance on stock 17".

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:17 PM

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and Golf haven't stalled on roads before? laugh.gif

prease google DSG problems sly.gif


Yup I know...this one so famous dun need to say....just want to highlight Opel also got their fair share of issues...

Edited by Pocus, 17 August 2012 - 03:17 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:18 PM

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Not sure about Golf, most opel are local leather and rims.

Get a Mito or Giulietta

Used Mito

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:22 PM

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Not sure about Golf, most opel are local leather and rims.

Get a Mito or Giulietta

Used Mito


Maybe its just me but i find the interior especially the centre console not nice.....given that we spend a lot of time looking at the inside of the car than outside, interior is very important to me....a nice interior, even in a traffic jam, you feel better and not so agitated/impatient...

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:34 PM

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I'm driving the Astra AH 1.8 for the past 7 years. No stall at all. No big issues. Current mileage is abt 170,000 KM. Can drive till scrap. Only repair the wear and tear parts such as the brake pads, engine belt and water pump, tyres, wipers. Replace one big ticket item that is the air con compressor that cost $500 for a recon set. So far so good. tongue.gif

Don't hear the old rumors abt opel sucks, expensive maintenance and replace parts, stall on roads. Those are the past history dated in the 90s.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:44 PM

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Golf more popular.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:15 PM

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Astra gets my vote.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:22 PM

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Go for a test drive of both to make a choice.


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