Looks fantastic and corners excellently, but the rest of the car is disappointing
Wind noise from drivers door.
Noisy engine, especially on tick-over.
Difficult to find 'comfortable' setting on heating system. Control set on maximum heat setting permanently.
Tendency to 'Freewheel' excessively. Car slows down very slowly meaning brakes are in use constantly in heavy traffic.
Automatic gearbox very snatchy at low speeds i.e. kicks down to 1st gear too easily causing the car to jerk.
I was so disappointed with the car, I asked the dealer to let me drive another car identical to mine (which they did without complaint) but the faults were the same.
If this car was car of the year then the Vauxhall Carlton should be car of the century.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st November, 2002