Opel at it's best
Absolutely nothing (yet).
The new Opel Astra is a real step forward for Opel. I owned the previous model, also 1.4 litre engine, so my enthusiasm is "educated", so to speak. Opel managed to maintain the low fuel consumption and still develop a sufficiently powerful 1.4 90bhp engine. The main pro's of this new model are the comfort level, the detail of the interior finishing and the exterior design. I've only had this car for 13000 km so I really can't speak about it's reliability, but so far so good, absolutely nothing wrong with it despite me driving it over the declared maximum speed of 178 km per hour. Also good stability - I got it with 16 inch wheels and I think this counts. The previous Astra models were average at best, but this one is a keeper, and personally I think it's better than the rival Volkswagen Golf V.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th August, 2006