2001 Opel Astra Coupe Bertone 2.2 16v from UK and Ireland
Probably the best real performance car you can buy for your money
Colour coded gear stick head - numbers have scratched off (only shoddy thing on the car I can find).
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