The Used Vauxhall Astra VXR

by admin on August 1, 2012

The Used Vauxhall Astra VXR is a fun and sporty car that is sure to please those that are looking for some power under the hood and still perform well in terms of gas mileage. If you are looking for a used car – Astra VXR is one that you need to truly consider carefully. The turbo tuning in this vehicle is especially appealing to many people that prefer a car that has some muscle.

Vauxhall Motors

Vauxhall is a British auto maker that began in 1897 having been founded by Alexander Wilson. The company actually began in 1857 as the Alex Wilson and Company, but it was building marine engines and pumps when it first opened for production. The company did not actually build its first vehicle until 1903. It was in 1925 when the company was bought by General Motors and at this point the company began producing several models since its only focus was automobiles.

The Used Vauxhall Astra VXR Design Looks

The Astra VXR has a lot to offer in terms of its design that will appeal to a large audience. The recent design and functions are somewhat after that of the Astra GTC, but the VXR ups the torque to 276bhp and 295lb ft, which is greater than the GTC. This of course makes it that much more appealing to many consumer, especially the young car buyer.

The looks of the Astra VXR is what appeals to those who like sports cars since that is just what it looks like. While this isn’t a German car and General Motors has in the past had often lacked the respect because of this, the VXR will definitely be changing people’s minds. It has bi-coloured alloy 20 inch wheels that look fantastic and adds to its sporty look.

The inside of the Vauxhall Astra VXR is impressive with lots of buttons on the dash as well as the steering wheel, which is definitely different than Audi or VW. In addition, the size of the console gives it a look of ‘buttons’ to push everywhere, which may or may not appeal to consumers. The steering wheels offer cruise control and the entire music system, which is not so uncommon in European designs. There are quite a few buttons and controls on the steering wheel so that everything is at your fingertips while driving. Leather interior completes the look that the manufacturer was going for.

The VXR has a rather large boot, which is good for passengers but the overall backseats do not offer much leg room and would be better for children, and the boot could serve as space for adults. You will also find an electronic handbrake, which gives drivers more convenience than manually engaging the brake. Armrests in front is typically not found in performance cars but it is nice to see this feature in the VXR. Six airbags are also standard with this vehicle for that everyone inside is protected in the event of a crash.

In addition, the sound system is awesome with speakers that are enhanced that truly gives you a clear and crisp sound no matter what your music tastes.

Used Vauxhall Astra VXR

Astra VXR – Performance and Other Stats

The size of the tires as well as the looks of the body gives the VXR the feeling that it is firm on the ground and nothing flimsy about it. This gives you a lot of confidence with the turbo power the VXR has. You will feel the power we soon as you hit the accelerator, which is in part due to the almost non-existent turbo lag.

In order to keep the car as eco-friendly as possible, Vauxhall designed it so that the VXR can be turned off in traffic so you are no longer using petrol which seems to be a very nice feature that consumers will appreciate. You can expect to get approximately 34.9mpg overall, which given the power and turbo of this engine is actually quite good.

Other stats include:

* Engine: 16v 4-cylinder turbo, 276bhp, 5500rpm, 295lb ft, and 2400 to 4800rpm* Transmission: Manual, 6-speed in front wheel drive* Accelerate from 0 to 62mph in approximately 5.9 seconds – top out at 155mph* The length is 4466 mm, the width is 1840 mm, and the height is 1482 mm

Final Thoughts on the Used Vauxhall Astra VXR

Those that liked the GTC will find that the Astra VXR is loaded with good looks and power that is sure to please. One test drive out on the motorway and most people are hooked due to it hugging the road and feeling that it firmly on the ground. In addition, the noise the engines emit makes it more fun. The turbo is an awesome feature and typically why many will go for the VXR.

Overall, the Astra VXR is definitely a sports car with a lot to over and worth the price tag that is comes with. You will sure to have a lot of fun driving it as it takes the road very well. The interior with the massive number of buttons are something you will either like or dislike depending on the type of car you currently drive and your overall perspective on lots of gadgets and buttons in a vehicle. Regardless if the buttons are not your thing, the rest of the car will definitely impress to the point it won’t matter.

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