Opel Astra Reviews from France

1994 Opel Astra GL 1.7 diesel

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.7 diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired57000 kilometres
Most recent distance177000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen BX


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

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.7 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 kilometres
Most recent distance55000 kilometres
Previous carFord Fiesta


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

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews