2000 Opel Astra Sport 2.0 DTI (Y20DTH) turbo diesel from Bulgaria
Average, economical car with good exterior and good handling!
When I got the car it was running perfect.
Suddenly after 7000 kilometers, the electronic control module of the fuel pump (Bosch vp44) broke down. As I understood later, this is a very common problem with these pumps. An electrician repaired the ECM for 150 euros and told me I won't have problems anymore.
The dashboard squeaks a lot!
I didn't need to fill up with oil after 10000km. I am writing this because I saw in many magazines that 2.0dti engines burn oil.
The car handles very well. The interior is qualitative. It looks like new. Only the steering wheel is made of leather and has some spots on it.
Seats are hard, but comfy.
The suspension on mine is standard, and it's too hard.
The engine is loud at low RPM, but economical. I can pass 100km in the city with about 7 to 8 liters. On the highway with 100 - 110 km/h it burns around 5 liters. 130-140 km/h 6 to 6,5 l.
The car runs perfect between 1900 and 3500 rpm.
For me a good advantage is that the engine uses a chain.
Overall it is a very good looking car (mine is 2/3 door version), economical and well made for the money one pays for it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 16th July, 2009