Make/Model: Opel Astra 2.0i CSX
Engine: 2.0l petrol direct injection
Power/Torque: 92kW @ 5800rpm, 180Nm @ 4400rpm
Average Fuel Consumption: 11.7 l/100 km
Performance: 0-100km/h in 9.6 s, 201 km/h top speed.
Owned: September 2002 - December 2003
Notes: This was my first performance car, as I consider any car that does 0 - 100 km/h in under 10 seconds as a performance car. It was one of the best vehicles I ever owned - never giving me any kind of trouble whatsoever.
It had solid performance and enough features such as ABS, EBD, electric windows, airbags, power steering etc. to be a worthy upgrade from the Corsa. The only reason I ever sold it was my ever increasing desire for acceleration. I always wanted an Opel Astra Turbo Coupe, but never had the extra money for it. All I can say is I was never disappointed and it is still one of my all time favourites.