There are worse wrecks out there
Nothing in the year I owned it until the clutch went. This made it uneconomical for repair.
This car was end of life when I bought it. It was a stop gap until I decided what I wanted to invest in.
The air con was deceased, but all else worked fine.
Quite nippy, but I think it would have been better with a bigger lump. Sadly someone had taken to the metallic graphite with something abrasive, so it didn't win any beauty points.
It wasn't particularly good on fuel, but not terrible either.
Whilst it was OK for the £300 I paid for it, I think if I'd have had it new, I'd have been a bit disappointed by performance, but then it probably drove a lot better when newer. It had a hard act to follow, as I remember the hype in its original guise as a Vauxhall Astra MK2, which had excellent performance for the era.
I doubt I'd buy another, but then it wasn't a choice purchase to begin with.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th August, 2012