BRAND NEW Astra 1.4 Petrol Excite with £500 Fuel card Ends 21st Sept 15 £9995 @ Pentagon Motor Group
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BRAND NEW Astra 1.4 Petrol Excite with £500 Fuel card Ends 21st Sept 15 £9995 @ Pentagon Motor Group

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Found 17th Sep 2015
Dear People, I am looking for a new car and saw this and think this a really good deal, especially with the £500 fuel card effectively making it £9500. - MRRP price is £17995. Was thinking of leasing with a budget of £250 per month over 36 months but this seems like a really good deal to purchase outright. Although not the most 'excite'ing car on the road, it comes with air con, Bluetooth, cruise control, 17 inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and much more. The new shape Astra is coming out next year but this still is a good looking car (imho) and great family car with good space & reasonable running costs. Ok, appreciate its not a MERC, BMW or other prestige make, but when you think people lease for £245 a month and after 3 years that totals £9k ish and then you have to hand it back, with this, you keep the car (although this is now a finance package, you have to have the 10k upfront) and I am sure it will be still worth a bit after 3 years if you want to sell! These figures are from Parkers Website 4/5 stars - 51 MPG, £130 per year tax, Insurance group 9, 0-60 12.9s (yes, appreciate thats quite slow), c02 129g/km. Well, I look forward to peoples comments as I am on the verge of getting one. Deal runs out on the 21st Sept. In terms of depreciation and only as a guide, on Ebay motors, Astra excite with 37k on the clock, 3 years old are still £6500-7k, so not that bad at all. Apologies for the poor spelling/ grammer, in work so rushing this post :-0
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not a fan of the car but a great price imho
Ok ok mate you sold it to me. Chuck in some furry dice and you have a deal
Hahaha, With furry dice, thats an optional 4K extra ;-)
cuslund

Hahaha, With furry dice, thats an optional 4K extra ;-)



Bloody hell mate. What are they gold.
is it the 1.4 turbo or non turbo??

if non turbo version, then this is going to be slow, and very thirsty. Very thirsty. It will never, ever see the quoted figure of 51mpg. More like 28-30
Edited by: "bankerscum" 17th Sep 2015
bankerscum

is it the 1.4 turbo or non turbo??if non turbo version, then this is … is it the 1.4 turbo or non turbo??if non turbo version, then this is going to be slow, and very thirsty. Very thirsty. It will never, ever see the quoted figure of 51mpg. More like 28-30



Agree. This will be brutal on fuel consumption out more importantly will be slow as a tractor.
bankerscum

is it the 1.4 turbo or non turbo??if non turbo version, then this is … is it the 1.4 turbo or non turbo??if non turbo version, then this is going to be slow, and very thirsty. Very thirsty.


Its 1.4i VVT, not sure what the VVT means but i dont thik its the turbo version like the one they put in the GTC, its the Injection model but 51mpg, aint bad (assuming parkers is correct!) and its 100ps
Hello, doing a little research via nextgreencar.com/ - "With an OTR of £17,920, this VAUXHALL Astra Hatch petrol small family car has an estimated Real MPG of 49 miles per gallon resulting in an indicative fuel cost of 10.9 p/mile" IF and i say IF, thats is true, I would be happy with that MPG!
Pay no attention to some of the comments, if this is the type of car you want then the deal is smoking.
cuslund

Hello, doing a little research via http://www.nextgreencar.com/ - "With … Hello, doing a little research via http://www.nextgreencar.com/ - "With an OTR of £17,920, this VAUXHALL Astra Hatch petrol small family car has an estimated Real MPG of 49 miles per gallon resulting in an indicative fuel cost of 10.9 p/mile" IF and i say IF, thats is true, I would be happy with that MPG!


rac.co.uk state 51.5 mpg
Just reading some reviews, and I suppose RAC know what there talking about, or you would hope so and their review states rac.co.uk/ "With an asking figure of around £13,000 for the 'Expression' five-door hatchback 1.4i 16v VVT variant, this particular version is arguably the best value family hatchback you can buy. Enough said."
cuslund

Just reading some reviews, and I suppose RAC know what there talking … Just reading some reviews, and I suppose RAC know what there talking about, or you would hope so and their review states http://www.rac.co.uk/ "With an asking figure of around £13,000 for the 'Expression' five-door hatchback 1.4i 16v VVT variant, this particular version is arguably the best value family hatchback you can buy. Enough said."


..and sorry, that was review on the expression BASE model
Think this is a better deal than leasing. At least you'll own a car and be able to sell it in the future to recoup some of your costs. If you're satisfied with the specifications go for it.
LED headlights is a bit of a lie as they are only going to be available on the Astra K. this is Vauxhall getting shot of the last of the J's. Similar to what others have said this car will be horrendously slow and thirsty as it weighs the better part of 2 tons and the 1.4NA engine is nowhere near powerful enough to pull it along.
cuslund

Its 1.4i VVT, not sure what the VVT means but i dont thik its the turbo … Its 1.4i VVT, not sure what the VVT means but i dont thik its the turbo version like the one they put in the GTC, its the Injection model but 51mpg, aint bad (assuming parkers is correct!) and its 100ps



VVT probably stands for Variable Valve Timing at a guess.
cuslund

not sure what the VVT means



Variable Valve Timing. It means that the value timing is adjusted with the engine speed to increase economy and performance.

But yeah, couple of things bother me about this deal. Firstly that engine is a bit old, thirsty and slow. Secondly it's Pentagon, they are effing cowboys in my personal experience.
BTW would this deal include the 100,000 mile warranty that Vauxhall offer for the first owner?
Dogeared

Think this is a better deal than leasing. At least you'll own a car and … Think this is a better deal than leasing. At least you'll own a car and be able to sell it in the future to recoup some of your costs. If you're satisfied with the specifications go for it.


Thanks. Going to get them to give me a bell back (see if theres any hidden extras and nasties (eg £2500 delivery costs, £3000 admin fee, £130 rfl haha!!! I do like the thought of a BMW and merc, but think it would hurt me to hand it back after three years and then have to buy a bangor in three cos i lost my job or somethiing or couldnt afford another £250 for another 3 years!. Be nice to know I own it, and although I would not set the world alight or make my neighbours burn with jealously, I have two kids now so I just need something cheap and that gets me to a-b with enough room to fit a million items in the boot for the kids :-)
Do people think it couldnt get the 50mpg these websites are stating??
Hot deal, I don't need a car and can't drive but have bought 3, damn you hukd!
Scorpion

BTW would this deal include the 100,000 mile warranty that Vauxhall offer … BTW would this deal include the 100,000 mile warranty that Vauxhall offer for the first owner?


Honestly dont know - But if its new, I would expect at least 3 year warranty - think if i plan on doing 100,000 miles though, I would have to be looking at getting another car. I do about 8k-10k per year
eeyoreworld

Hot deal, I don't need a car and can't drive but have bought 3, damn you … Hot deal, I don't need a car and can't drive but have bought 3, damn you hukd!


Hahahah!!!
Scorpion

BTW would this deal include the 100,000 mile warranty that Vauxhall offer … BTW would this deal include the 100,000 mile warranty that Vauxhall offer for the first owner?


I'm pretty sure they dropped that warranty. Costing them too much in the high amount of faults and repairs needed on most Vauxhall cars. I speak from experience too.
will3000

I'm pretty sure they dropped that warranty. Costing them too much in … I'm pretty sure they dropped that warranty. Costing them too much in the high amount of faults and repairs needed on most Vauxhall cars. I speak from experience too.


Hello, just got this direct form the Vauxhall website, yes they have dropped the lifetime 100k warranty, but 3 years 60k is still good (imo) "Vauxhall’s new vehicle warranty ensures your peace of mind against material or manufacturing defect for three years (unlimited mileage for the first 12 months and subject to a total mileage limit of 60,000 miles from first registration)
Scorpion

BTW would this deal include the 100,000 mile warranty that Vauxhall offer … BTW would this deal include the 100,000 mile warranty that Vauxhall offer for the first owner?


That ended on 31st December 2014, now standard 3 year warranty. We bought a zafira early Jan and it was pre registered 31st Dec delivery mileage only by the dealer and as it was sold through the dealership, we got the 100k warranty so could be available on and pre reg models but not on new models or any registered after 1st Jan 2015.
only one way prices of this model are going, new "better" model is out in November

autoexpress.co.uk/vau…but
Wouldn't be buying a brand new Astra now with the new one just around the corner. It's quite an old car now.
Also, Every new Vauxhall is automatically covered by a 6 year Vauxhall Anti-Corrosion Warranty! So after 3 years and your sell it, it should not fall to bits with rust everywhere which is something!
cuslund

Do people think it couldnt get the 50mpg these websites are stating??



I know it won't do 50 real-world mpg.
TheVoice

Wouldn't be buying a brand new Astra now with the new one just around the … Wouldn't be buying a brand new Astra now with the new one just around the corner. It's quite an old car now.


Yes, i know and it looks nice, but the new ones will be double the price so i suppose why this deal is on. Trying to get rid of the last stock.
hot for the deal but Vauxhall build quality needs to be taken into consideration and also their customer service.....
mickgoodie

hot for the deal but Vauxhall build quality needs to be taken into … hot for the deal but Vauxhall build quality needs to be taken into consideration and also their customer service.....


No really experienced any Vauxhall cars it yet, but a 3 year 60k warranty should see you ok and with them being soo popular, can imagine repairs after 3 years would be cheap
How can you call a 1.4 engine car an "Excite" - LOL
cuslund

Hello, just got this direct form the Vauxhall website, yes they have … Hello, just got this direct form the Vauxhall website, yes they have dropped the lifetime 100k warranty, but 3 years 60k is still good (imo) "Vauxhall’s new vehicle warranty ensures your peace of mind against material or manufacturing defect for three years (unlimited mileage for the first 12 months and subject to a total mileage limit of 60,000 miles from first registration)



comment about the warranty on Vauxhalls from this url......
"They have two phrases at the dealers..."There's nothing wrong with it" and "they all do that"! The lifetime warranty isn't worth the paper it is written on if the dealer lies and blames the owner for the breakdown"

whatcar.com/car…2-3

just to confirm the corsa I owned 3 years ago.....the glove compartment literally dropped off, and the air vent broke by just moving it........quality build quality......as ever these were only covered in the 1st year of warranty.....
Edited by: "mickgoodie" 17th Sep 2015
for your info. the fuel card is just a pre paid debit card which you can use on pretty much anything
Crazy Chris

for your info. the fuel card is just a pre paid debit card which you can … for your info. the fuel card is just a pre paid debit card which you can use on pretty much anything


Even better :-D
mickgoodie

comment about the warranty on Vauxhalls from this url......"They have two … comment about the warranty on Vauxhalls from this url......"They have two phrases at the dealers..."There's nothing wrong with it" and "they all do that"! The lifetime warranty isn't worth the paper it is written on if the dealer lies and blames the owner for the breakdown"http://www.whatcar.com/car-reviews/vauxhall/antara-4x4/readers-reviews/25622-3


Yes, vauxhall have stopped doing the lifetime warranty, always thought when they did that deal it was a bad move - But at the end of the day, you have every legal right within the 3 years to get it fixed, no matter what the dealer says!
Edited by: "BargainBros" 17th Sep 2015
PierremontQuaker

How can you call a 1.4 engine car an "Excite" - LOL


I know, think they were being optimistic with that name!! But hey ho, £9500 for a brand new car is a good deal (inc fuel card) imho - Still cannot find one cheaper - Even at network Q 2010 astra 1.4i vvt is for sale at 7k
cuslund

Thanks. Going to get them to give me a bell back (see if theres any … Thanks. Going to get them to give me a bell back (see if theres any hidden extras and nasties (eg £2500 delivery costs, £3000 admin fee, £130 rfl haha!!! I do like the thought of a BMW and merc, but think it would hurt me to hand it back after three years and then have to buy a bangor in three cos i lost my job or somethiing or couldnt afford another £250 for another 3 years!. Be nice to know I own it, and although I would not set the world alight or make my neighbours burn with jealously, I have two kids now so I just need something cheap and that gets me to a-b with enough room to fit a million items in the boot for the kids :-)



Never feel the need to make your neighbours burn with jealousy..... such a needless waste of effort! Good luck with the new car. When the kids grow up they can treat you to a nice powerful motorbike and perhaps you can experience freedom!
Dogeared

Never feel the need to make your neighbours burn with jealousy..... such … Never feel the need to make your neighbours burn with jealousy..... such a needless waste of effort! Good luck with the new car. When the kids grow up they can treat you to a nice powerful motorbike and perhaps you can experience freedom!


Always wanted a motorbike, but hear too many horror stories from idiots in cars and there excuse of' i didnt see them' and poor bikers losing their lives. In fact im a cyclist and cars can be a flaming nightmare on my bike, never mind doing 70mph! Be safe, respect riders!! Look twice!!
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