2007 Opel Astra OPC 2.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland
Great value, great looking, great pace, but handling lets it down slightly
Nothing has gone mechanically wrong with the car.
The Recaro seats are comfortable, but they "creak" a little where their bolted to the floor.
No wheel jack or spare wheel came with the car, just a puncture repair kit, I'd rather have the spare wheel, but I didn't get the choice here.
I love the looks of this car. The center tail pipe looks different, but good, but I'd have prefer-ed a double pipe system with pipes coming out either corner of the rear end.
I'm a little bit past the "boy racer" age, but this car has brought it back again and I feel it suits the slightly more mature boy racer look.
There's great sprint ability in this car, 0 to 100km in 6/6.5 seconds. That's brilliant for 35k euro new.
However the handling is a little scary at times, but I'm not one for ripping around back roads at crazy speeds so the handling is more than sufficient for my pace.
The room in the back is a little scarce, but that's not what you buy this car for.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th January, 2008