Vauxhall Astra Review from Finland

2002 Vauxhall Astra Sport 3dr 1.8 16v Eco

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v Eco Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance4000 kilometres

Summary:

Family car that's a riot as well. A bit of a dark horse

General Comments:

Hidden under the extremely un-sporting, un-GTi like exterior is a bit of a beast...

Bad things.

Gear selection is a bit too "precise", but that's not a fault, that's just the way I drive.

Bland interior, but I tend to look out of the window when driving, so that's not a big problem.

Good things.

Finland is flat. very flat. so this thing goes like crazy around here. With the stiffer lotus tuned sports suspension and wider tyres compared with some of the lesser models, it sticks to the roads like glue.

Excellent cruising, with very little road and engine noise, control under braking on dusty, gravel tracks is perfect. You never feel out of control when pushing the car.

It's still very new, so no faults so far, though some colleagues with similar cars have had various niggling problems in the first year or so, but dealer service here is second to none.

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

Review Date: 17th April, 2002

Average review marks: 9.6 / 10, based on 1 review