1994 Opel Astra GL 1.7 diesel


I loved this car


The third gear would not shift down after 140000km.

General Comments:

The Opel Astra was reliable; besides a defective fork clutch, nothing went wrong.

The engine is not powerful, but it was able to climb mountains, even with five people and snow gear.

The car is comfortable enough for long trip, but it is not a smooth ride.

I had various friends who had the same car in turbo diesel, but usually the engine goes after 200000km.

In conclusion, the 1.7 OHC diesel is a reliable engine, and I would definitely recommended it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 2011

2000 Opel Astra 1.7 turbo diesel


I thought it was a high performance bargain


The alternator needs to be replaced after just 55,000K

There has been a problem with the injector since I bought the car which no one can trace.

General Comments:

I find it amazing that when the alternator breaks you lose power steering. Very dangerous feature.

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

Review Date: 22nd July, 2002