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.
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