1989 Vauxhall Belmont 1.3 petrol
Cheap, cheerful and fun - but all my friends laugh at me!
More welding than an aircraft carrier. Sills, arches and boot all corroded.
Interior dirty (guess that's my own fault!) and falling apart.
Central locking has packed up.
Had 3 alternators.
This car handles like a bus - it leans round corners instead of steering!
The engine is great, super reliable (oil changed regularly), economic, but has enough power to cruise on the motorway at 85. Selecting gears requires forcing the lever into place, but it all works fine.
Original sound system not bad at all.
The interior is pretty average. However Leg room in the back is poor and the front seats are uncomfortable.
Huge boot - I need a map to find my shopping!
Very sought after vehicle - mine's been nicked twice!
The alloy wheels always help me to find the kerb with their loud grinding noises.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th December, 2005