Originally Posted by heathersonline
You should be well able to pick up the top spec SRI 160bhp for that kinda money or less if you go private. Defo worth it IMO
SRi isn't the top spec, it's pretty much on the same par as the SE. Elite is the top spec.
Originally Posted by bazz26
The Ecoflex models introduced in 2010 for lower tax bands are supposed to feel alot less powerful than the non Ecoflex models of 2009. This was apparently addressed in late 2011.
The engine is a modernised version of the old 1.9 Fiat Multi-Jet unit but I have also heard that fuel economy is not great from them compared to others in the class.
It's not that the Ecoflex has any less power, Opel fiddled with the gearing to reduce CO2 and it really made a bollix of the car. First and second gear are pretty much useless as a result.
Fuel consumtion isn't too bad, should see up to 1000km from a tank in the manual, around 800km in the auto.
Believe it or not, the 130 is acually nicer to drive than the 160 Ecoflex.