Super reliable plodder
Nada - nix - nothing. In 120k miles it had a replacement battery and that was it - however the red paint faded spectacularly and Vauxhall would never accept it was their fault for using rubbish paint. Rear ended just before it was sold, and so after the repairs the hatchback was vivid flame red and the car had faded to pale pink at the nose ha ha.
Unbreakable - OK for the time - decent stereo - sun roof (remember them?) CL and PAS. That was it - no alloys, no leather, nothing. The heavy engine meant the already unambitious handling was rendered almost dangerous as it ploughed straight on whenever it was shown a bend, but so long as you could feed the car diesel, you felt it just would never stop - ever - 24/7.
Ran sweet as a nut when it went back (company car), but it looked a dog (faded paint). Somebody got really lucky at an auction with that car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th July, 2014