2001 Opel Astra Coupe Bertone 2.2 16v from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Probably the best real performance car you can buy for your money

Faults:

Colour coded gear stick head - numbers have scratched off (only shoddy thing on the car I can find).

General Comments:

Got it on an import from Trade-Sales - very quick delivery time and a lot of money off (£3500 cheaper than UK). Didn't know the interior spec - got CD player, full leather interior, heated seats, cruise control, aircon etc...

Feels much like a 2.0 16V Calibra, but the Michelins on it hold the road better, also much nicer interior and more practical. Engine has higher torque than the Calibra at lower revs and is lighter (all aluminium). Bodywork doesn't rust - fully galvanised where as Calibra's do rust under the arches.

Beige leather interior sounds tacky - it's not, it's extremely luxurious, variable lumbar and leg support on the seats. Back seats are very roomy plush - nice centre arm rest.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2001

2001 Opel Astra Coupe 1.8 16v from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Stylishly understated

Faults:

So far, performance and reliability have been excellent.

General Comments:

The Coupe is both neat and stylish without the price usually associated with such style.

The pick-up and acceleration is impressive for an engine of its size, with the added bonus of the ride being incredibly smooth.

The gun-metal console is attractive, as are the sporty white faces on the dash dials.

The seats are incredibly comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2001

2001 Opel Astra Coupe 1.8 (92kW) from Belgium

Summary:

Classy medium performance sports car!

Faults:

The electric window at the passenger side jammed after 100 km.

Clutch pedal is sticky.

CD-player malfunctioned from the start.

Water in the headlights.

General Comments:

Although suffering some minor faults since the beginning, the car is now perfectly in order. It runs very smooth and yet is very sporty and quick.

I'm very pleased with the car, and certainly the Caprie Yellow color is amazingly beautiful!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2001

2001 Opel Astra Comfort D 1.8 16v from Mexico

Summary:

Wow!!!

Faults:

Nothing by now.

General Comments:

Excellent car, very roomy and very good quality.

Excellent performance and equipment, as good as expensive cars, but with a reasonable price.

Security as the Volvo S40 (4 stars in front offset).

I will recommend this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th March, 2001

14th Jan 2006, 01:40

Volvos have 5 stars. don't lie.

30th Aug 2009, 16:48

The first V/S40 had 4 stars.