2001 Opel Astra Reviews from UK and Ireland

2001 Opel Astra Comfort 1.4 petrol

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance108000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Megane

Summary:

Extremely powerful, and looks great

Faults:

Nothing went wrong in the 5 years I had it, except for replacing the bulbs for the lights.

General Comments:

Was a brilliant car. Only got rid of it because it was getting old. It felt really well built, and full of power for a 1.4. Would recommend an Astra to anybody.

The only thing I could say bad about it would be the interior could be a little bit more exciting, but apart from that, it was a brilliant car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th March, 2012

2001 Opel Astra GL 1.416v

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.416v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

A OK family car

Faults:

The dash rattles door rattles head gasket blew at 55000 miles body dents easy the brakes grind like pads are woren got checked disks and pads OK a mystry.

General Comments:

The car is a cheap family car cheap for parts, but you got to stick the rattles and road noise and be prepared to replace head gasket every 50000 miles our so.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st May, 2006

2001 Opel Astra Coupe 2.0 turbo

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired19700 miles
Most recent distance21600 miles
Previous carVauxhall Omega

Summary:

This car should put a smile on your face when driven hard.

Faults:

There condensation in the off side headlamp (common fault)

The seats creek a bit nothing to do with the leather (yet another common fault)

General Comments:

The Astra coupe is a finely balanced sports coupe, the only disappoint is the original retail price £19,500 without any extras. The second hand market is the best place to pick one up.

With GM quoted figure of 152Mph and 0-60 just about in 7 sec, with plenty of aftermarket parts and remaps of the EMU.

In the 3 months I've had my coupe, I have been very happy with either just drive to work or out and about give it a work out.

Having lower suspension than the hatchback/estate and the Bertone designed body this little coupe is eye pleasing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2004

2001 Opel Astra Comfort 1.4

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired11500 miles
Most recent distance12500 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Worth waiting for!

Faults:

Instrument panel indicated that a service inspection was imminent even though service has just been completed.

This was fixed by using the reset button.

General Comments:

I have not had this car long, but it is a dream.

Yes it is underpowered, especially at low revs, but I feel the car has lots of torque.

Willing to accelerate well on the open road.

Will accelerate from stop (or slow) quickly if you are willing to let the engine scream a bit.

Very stylish.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2003

2001 Opel Astra Coupe Bertone 2.2 16v

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance1531 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Summary:

Probably the best real performance car you can buy for your money

Faults:

Colour coded gear stick head - numbers have scratched off (only shoddy thing on the car I can find).

General Comments:

Got it on an import from Trade-Sales - very quick delivery time and a lot of money off (£3500 cheaper than UK). Didn't know the interior spec - got CD player, full leather interior, heated seats, cruise control, aircon etc...

Feels much like a 2.0 16V Calibra, but the Michelins on it hold the road better, also much nicer interior and more practical. Engine has higher torque than the Calibra at lower revs and is lighter (all aluminium). Bodywork doesn't rust - fully galvanised where as Calibra's do rust under the arches.

Beige leather interior sounds tacky - it's not, it's extremely luxurious, variable lumbar and leg support on the seats. Back seats are very roomy plush - nice centre arm rest.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2001

2001 Opel Astra Coupe 1.8 16v

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired18 miles
Most recent distance3000 miles
Previous carAudi A4

Summary:

Stylishly understated

Faults:

So far, performance and reliability have been excellent.

General Comments:

The Coupe is both neat and stylish without the price usually associated with such style.

The pick-up and acceleration is impressive for an engine of its size, with the added bonus of the ride being incredibly smooth.

The gun-metal console is attractive, as are the sporty white faces on the dash dials.

The seats are incredibly comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2001

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 6 reviews