Opel Astra Review from India

1997 Opel Astra GL 1.6 petrol

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance80000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Maruti

Summary:

Very good

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

26th Jun 2005, 07:57

I don't think so. I'm using opel too, but seems very good to me. because I already modified all the things that I think it is suit to my opel. I think you should find a very talented foreman to fix. I agreed that opel service centre does not have a qualified foreman.

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review