1990 Vauxhall Belmont CDI 1.8 petrol
A good sensible car with no hi-tech electrical items, which is easy to repair
Clutch replaced due to cush drive on center plate being broken.
2 replacement batteries failed due to age.
Centre section of the exhaust was replaced, and two or three rear boxes were fitted.
Air mass control unit failed, due to water being sucked up in flood water. Replaced with a used one.
Fuel pump relay replaced.
No other major problems.
I have owned this car since 1996. It is still running good, passed its MoT with one advice note, slight wear on rear wheel bearings.
The engine runs fine, and is still very responsive, especially in 3rd gear.
The engine was replaced before I bought it, due to going through a flood at about 60000. The air intake is just above the lower bottom edge of the bumper, so that can be a problem.
I'm still in love with this car, but now it's showing its age, as some welding has been done to the body work, rear sills and rear wheel arches.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st August, 2014