Opel Astra Review from Austria

1992 Opel Astra GL Station Wagon 1.4 petrol C14NZ

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership1992
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol C14NZ Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Record

Summary:

A spacious slug prone to corrosion

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review