Opel Astra Reviews from Norway

1994 Opel Astra Sportive Stationwagon 1.8 16v Eco-Tec

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v Eco-Tec Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired137000 kilometres
Most recent distance151000 kilometres
Previous carFord Sierra

Summary:

The hard accelerator

Faults:

The central locking doesn't work.

The water pump went bad (happens to many Astra cars I was told).

Suspension.

General Comments:

When I first bought the car it was totally original, even though the car was fun to drive. And the thing that surprised me, was the performance. The acceleration was very nice. I kept testing against a few cars. And they seldom beat me.

But the car began to get boring, so I went to the auto parts dealer. And there I bought Koni adjustable suspension (since one of them was totally wrecked from before). And I bought Jamex lowered sportsprings. And in the evening me and a friend fitted it on the car. The day after the car was stiff and a bit loud. But a much more fun car to drive. But one thing was missing, wheels. And the same shop sold me complete set of 17" with new GoodYear F1 tires. And then the REAL fun started. I tried a 94' VW Passat VR6 a couple of days ago, that was a boring car.

This is a very good fun car for not too high costs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th December, 2001

1996 Opel Astra Comfort Stationwagon 1.6 16v

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 kilometres
Most recent distance80100 kilometres
Previous carToyota Tercel 3DX 1983

Summary:

An excellent, spacious car for less money

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Great car.

Very comfy, but the seats are a little short if you're a tall guy like me (6'2").

Handles very well, got good brakes, ABS brakes, double airbags, sun-roof, and it all works brilliantly.

Uses about 0.6 - 0.7L/10km, and with the extra luggage space you get in a stationwagon, the Astra is a great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2000

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews