2009 Vauxhall Astra Review from UK and Ireland

2009 Vauxhall Astra Twin Top Sport 1.8 vvti

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.8 vvti Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Calibra


Disappointed, last Vauxhall I will have


Water runs in through open front windows, even if just after a screen wash, and at slow speeds, doesn't appear to have any form of drip strip or gutter. Advised by main dealer to 'make something to stop it yourself'!

Door/boot open warning light stays on constantly and beeps for first few miles. Started at 1500 miles.

When raising more than one window at a time, one of the windows pulls back down. Started at 1800 miles. 4 window raise button intermittent.

General Comments:

After waiting over 8 weeks longer than the original delivery date, I find myself disappointed with problems so early on in ownership with this vehicle. Currently back at main dealer to be hopefully sorted.

Sport model is a sport only by name. Hard seats give little comfort, and almost no bolster support when cornering. 1.8vvti engine seems lacking in power, not faulty, just not as powerful as say, a Toyota 1.8vvt.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th February, 2010

8th Feb 2014, 08:11

Somewhat surprised - you appear to have bought a 'lemon' I now possess three 1.8 vvti's, all with auto boxes. The engines are strong, powerful and willing - as you'd expect from 140hp. Never been let down. Somewhat thirsty, but if you ease off on the throttle, I have managed in the high 40's.

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 1 review