Best handler in class
Front doors have recently begun creaking for no apparent reason at low speeds over medium size pot-holes and speed bumps. Very annoying and difficult to pinpoint the exact cause. Any ideas?
The Astra is a great handling car especially when fitted with lowered suspension and low profile tyres.
Throttle response (or lack thereof) is a little annoying, but performance is excellent for the class.
The seats are also VERY uncomfortable at first, but become better over time. Driving position is also very high and leg room isn't great for tall drivers, which doesn't really inspire you to push the car dynamically.
If anyone has any idea as to why the doors creak intermittently I'd love to hear from them.
Overall though the car is easily the best in class. I only wish that I'd waited a while on buying it so I could have picked up an SRi!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th January, 2002