1992 Opel Astra GL 1.4

Summary:

Good and reliable car for a small price

Faults:

Roof lining. And that's all...

General Comments:

Very comfortable in the front and in the back, reliable and economical. Quite silent in the cabin.

Good choice for the first car!

Performance is good for 60 hp.

Nice interior. Mine is all blue!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th May, 2012

1999 Opel Astra Elegance 2.0 DLI16V

Summary:

Good, but could be better

Faults:

Bought whit broken rear spring, and first dealer visit cost 500€

Engine failure at 145000, after rainy day car simply wouldn't start.

A lot of oil consumption.

General Comments:

The car overall is great. It really kick after 1800rpm. Fuel consumption in city is 7,4L/100, and at open road 5.5L/100. Handling could be better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2005

2003 Opel Astra Coupe Bertone 1.8 16v

Summary:

Best middle class sports car

Faults:

There is some rattle in the passenger door.

Nothing else so far.

General Comments:

Car looks really great, specially in yellow gold color. The whole design of the car is rather classical and not futuristic which is a plus in my book.

1.8 liter engine is a good performer. Gets car started quickly, and gives nice cruising speed. It is no rocket on wheels, but doesn't feel slow either. I do keep feeling that car was designed to have more powerful engine, say 2.2 liter one.

Shocks, tires and handling of the car is impeccable in both dry and wet conditions, it goes where you steer it. I have yet to find a flaw. The only problem is in snow. Be very alert and careful in the snow.

The aerodynamics of the car is superb. At higher speeds you the airflow carries light rain and light snow over the windshield. It looks amazing!

The only dislike is that sound isolation is bad on gravel surfaces. The sound of rock hitting underneath the car is way too loud.

I am very pleased with the car so far. I hope it is going to be as reliable as my previous was.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2003

10th Feb 2005, 14:50

Vauxhall and Bertone have certainly delivered a nice package in the Astra Coupe. The 1.8 provides adequate power, looks brilliant and handles like a car with a much higher price tag. I've driven the 2.2 and wouldn't say it offers much more than the 1.8. Next test drive... the Turbo.

13th Oct 2005, 14:59

I own a Y (2001) Registration 2.2 Gold Bertone Coupe. It's handling is superb. It's reliability is unquestionable. The power is punchy enough to fend off most low-mid range competitors. Struggles a bit before 3000rpm, however implementing a traction control switch is said to improve low-end performance.

Build quality seems great. Gearbox can at times be a little sticky. Wear and tear value seems OK considering the car is more than 4 years old and has suffered 2 years of "toddler-abuse".