Far left of centre brings us to our latest wheeldeal. When thinking of bang for buck and sporty performance, the Holden Astra isn't on most people's radar. The Astra SRi Turbo however definitely deserves another look as it well and truly qualifies as both a great deal and a sporty performer. Before you poo-poo the idea as just another mundane 4-cylinder Holden, let's look at the facts. Born and bred in Germany, manufactured in Belgium, the Astra SRi Turbo is a sophisticated European hatch. You could pick one up for as little as $5000 AUD! Sure it may have a few K's on the clock but still, it's an absolute bargain.
What'll you get for your money; power mirrors, heated front seats, leather steering wheel and remote central locking to name just a few luxuries - How good is that! Featuring a 2.0litre 4-cylinder Turbo Intercooled engine, producing 147kW @ 5400rpm and 262Nm of torque @ 4200rpm, it has some go as well as show.
The Astra SRi Turbo also really looks the part. If you're after something a bit different and you're on a budget then look no further. You'd better do it quickly though, sooner or later people will catch on.
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US Car Sales - unfortunately they weren't available in the U.S. Importing is probably your only option.