1994 Opel Astra Sportive Stationwagon 1.8 16v Eco-Tec
The hard accelerator
The central locking doesn't work.
The water pump went bad (happens to many Astra cars I was told).
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