A superb sports saloon
The self-levelling rear shock absorbers were ruined when I bought the vehicle. Turned out to be cheapest to buy a new set from Vauxhall for just over £80 for the pair - which is actually quite reasonable.
A water leak when purchased caused by a faulty heater matrix bypass valve. Dealers said it was a head, but I did the inspection myself and bought a new valve for £18.
Brake disks needed doing.
The starter motor needed replacing at 178,000 miles.
A superb car and it handles better than many small cars.
The automatic transmission is superb and is almost always in the right gear.
The engine is a gem and it simply pours out power at any speed - right to the red-line.
The interior is very comfortable and the climate control works very well. The heated seats all round the car are very nice in winter!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd June, 2001