1982 Vauxhall Astra Review from UK and Ireland

1982 Vauxhall Astra Estate 1.3 petrol

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1986
Most recent year of ownership1988
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired39000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carFord Cortina


Dependable workhorse


Oil leaks began at 44,000 miles.

Right side front headlight blew at 49,000 miles.

Brake cable snapped at 56,000 miles.

Driver's side door handle broke at 61,000 miles.

General Comments:

Aside a small number of faults with the body and oil tank, the Astra was a solid and sturdy car which withstood extensive use and a relatively high mileage.

Performance wasn't very exciting, but economy was fairly good.

Estate body shell was practical and contained a spacious interior.

Good value for money at £1,750 for a five year old estate car.

Value dropped to £800 in the space of two years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 2006

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review