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Sheriff

Member Since 17 Feb 2014
Offline Last Active Sep 19 2014 10:14 AM
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In Topic: Suggestions For Front Speakers

19 September 2014 - 10:17 AM

Focal, Hertz, infinity or Alpine components. You can't go wrong with any of those but I'd personally go Focal.

In Topic: New Car Shocker

16 September 2014 - 07:09 PM

No offence taken mate. My clubsport is exactly the same as the 'burg edition with the added benefit of a Remus stainless system (which the burg did not have). Apart from that it is identical in every way apart from badging.

The 'burg was supposed to be a limited run of 500, which turned out to be more like a thousand in the end. The clubsport is the outgoing extreme corsa vxr.

Like the burg, the added extras over standard vxr are:
Lowered Bilstein shocks/dampers
Drexler mechanical LSD
Brembo's front and back
Remus twin exit exhaust system (clubsport)
Front splitter
Different 18" wheels (huge improvement and look mean as fook)
Steering re-callibrated
Different map to 205ps

And it did the ring quicker than the Astra VXR...

In Topic: New Car Shocker

16 September 2014 - 03:30 PM

And incredibly slow.

In Topic: New Car Shocker

16 September 2014 - 03:29 PM

The Astra response cars are the best we ever had. We have Hyundai at the moment and they are ridiculous. The Astra's we had weren't the current shape. They lasted and we're bulletproof on the 1.7 derv engine.
We now have a few focus estates as irv's. They are OK. At best.

In Topic: New Car Shocker

16 September 2014 - 09:29 AM

I was waiting for the "HA Suckeerrrrssss" and sadly it doesnt appear to be coming! :P
 
Must admit, I am disappointed that it has a more firm feeling than the Fez ST though, that is a shame!
 
I think the only thing that is your saving grace is that it is a VXR, at least it wasnt just the base model! :P


It is deffo firmer than the Fiesta. The suspension on the Clubsport/Nurburg edition are Bilstein units with inverted dampers, with are 20f/15r mm lower than standard vxr. It also has a mechanical LSD which makes a huge difference to handling. Where the Fiesta wants to push wide the Corsa grips and tightens it's line. It is truly amazing how much grip it actually has on offer. The Remus system doesn't sound special, just looks nice. But as a package it's great. The Fiesta has a better interior for sure but I like the Recaros in the Corsa better also. It's just my personal preference on the way it drives, just a shame VX don't have an approved tuning package, but 205ps is fine by me anyway for the road.


The thing is Martin you drove both and you spent your money on what you preferred and that's the main thing.  Anyone who buys a car based only on getting brownie points from a car forum has not made the right choice.   And you had the ba11s to come on here and tell us.  Good luck to you :)


Thanks mate.