The Fuel pump Has broken three times within six months and is costing a fortune. I protest that there must be a problem causing the pump to fail, but to no avail. The garage says that pumps on Astra's are unreliable, but surely that's not good enough.
The starter motor failed completely at 94000.
My car seems to be having a lot of trouble since it hit 90,000 miles.
Otherwise it is a reliable and economical car.
A bit slow In the low gears.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 19th July, 2003
1993 Opel Astra Diamond 1.4
Too troublesome for most
Quite a lot in a short time of ownership.
The thermostat was broken so there was no heat inside the car.
The water pump was faulty and needed replacing.
The exhaust rear box and tailpipe broke off.
The hazard light switch was faulty, turning them off took many attempts.
The driver's window tension had gone and the window could be rolled down from the outside with the palm of a hand.
Bit of the interior kept breaking off, such as the window winder and the handle to move the driver's seat forward.
I had to go to an opel dealer when I couldn't get anyone else to replace the thermostat, and they completely disregarded our wishes and put in a water pump and timing belt along with the thermostat. We received a bill for 379 euros and then had our car held hostage until we paid.
Despite this, it is a nice car to drive, handling well around towns for a car it's size.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 31st January, 2003
Average review marks: 5.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews