2002 Vauxhall Astra Sport 3dr 1.8 16v Eco
Family car that's a riot as well. A bit of a dark horse
Hidden under the extremely un-sporting, un-GTi like exterior is a bit of a beast...
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.
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