Astra G interiors needed to be 16v, ideally Sport or SRi etc. They got white dials and rev counter and seats with the extensions. Fantastic cars.
Back o/t with this thread, I'd get an Escort GTi if one comes up cheap. There's a local one on ebay, but it's too much for the problems it has.
Other than the Coupes the only decent G interior they did was the GSi i reckon, the kinda matt grey console, lovely half leather Recaros, blue seatbelts, chunky steering wheel, etc.
But really its the actual style/design of the G interior I dont like, its too "square" plain and bland. The dash, door cards and so on are just pure function and no style. Even the mk3 Astra interior was more "designed" and a bit of creativity had went into it.
The ends of the sills will be like a sieve. I'm always wary of used as 'work car'. Usually means a nail that's absolutely filthy inside. Spent a few years having breeze blocks chucked in the boot.
At first I thought he was serious until I clocked the horrible big aftermarket wheels, cheapo tacky Ripspeed motorised flip up head unit, the baggy drivers seat cloth that looks like theres no foam left underneath, the missing drivers window winder, the fucked rear arch, scorched roof lacquer and similar on the bonnet. £500, more like £50 for scrap!
One will turn up locally, it has to, they outsold every other car round here the whole time they were produced, and part of the appeal of one for me is having what I longed for as a 12 year old, a brand new mk6 Escort fresh out the box from the local dealer. Since there was no way of me ever getting one when new, the other part of the appeal is getting a genuine, original, decent local car and I can at least tell myself this is kinda what it wouldve been like buying a brand new one all those years ago. It does need to be a mk6 and not a mk5b, and not a povery spec lead in or Encore model, because I would never have bought one of those if I was old enough then to have bought a brand new one, it wouldve been an LX, Finesse, Ghia, Si, GTi, Ghia X, something decent spec, and definitely not a lead in, Encore, Osprey, Flight or CL or any of the dodgy special editions that came with a tilt/slide sunroof, a boot spoiler and snazzy badges on a base pov spec.
Previous Car History:
97 R Vauxhall Astra 1.6 LS
02 51 Peugeot 206 1.4 LX
04 04 Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique
98 S Hyundai Accent 1.3 Si Coupe
05 55 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SXi
02 52 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Comfort
97 P Volkswagen Golf 1.4 SE
05 05 Vauxhall Astra 1.8 Design
09 59 Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique
15 15 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SRi
09 09 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 CR TDi Sport 140bhp (Current)