1992 Opel Astra GL Station Wagon 1.4 petrol C14NZ
A spacious slug prone to corrosion
Water pump failed.
Rear shock absorbers leaked (replaced under warranty).
Hazard switch failed.
Stop light switch failed.
Rocker cover gasket leaked.
Toothed belt jumped over a few teeth.
Corrosion: rear door, side panels of trunk, rear wheel arches, doors.
Corrosion is terrible on this car. After six years there were punctures in the rear wheel arches and the rear door. Although a lot of welding was done on the car under the warranty against corrosion for €6100 (!), it is coming again. The only advantage is its spaciousness, e.g. you can fit five bicycles inside with the rear seats folded forward.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th November, 2002