1997 Opel Astra GL 1.6 petrol
3 seat belts do not retract - ordered new ones at the dealer - haven't heard from him for 3 weeks.
AC compressor has been changed (under warranty) 4 times
Clutch slippage on acceleration at certain RPM has increased - dealer and Oplel service engineer say it is OK.
The car is great - interior looks, quality
The dealership is very poor
The manufacturer does not seem to have a quality program for the service technicians - have had arguments re why brake fluid must not fall on metal.
Performance with the 1.6 engine generates 76BHP, new engines 1.6 put out 92bhp.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th April, 2004