You can't not like it
Tyres, brakes, servicing and a light bulb :)
Couple of little niggles (not faults) in that I find the clutch rather snappy & the engine noise can be a bit intrusive... but not a problem really :)
Not the car I would have chosen. I was offered it for a price I just couldn't refuse. The idea was to tidy it up & sell it on... but... I love it too much.
I'm 19 at the moment and previously owned two Vauxhall Astras (L & P reg), which were beautiful cars (and on the look out for a GSi as a project), so I had no reservations about buying Vauxhall.
The 1.2 Ecoshed is not a bad engine (considering it has 20bhp more than my old 1.4 Astra) and revs nicely to the limiter. Can keep up with larger cars if you thrash it (which I generally do) but I wouldn't recommend trying to overtake.
The running costs aren't great (averaging 35mpg), but considering I thrash it all the time, I don't think it's too bad. Especially when you look at what I'm saving on tax & insurance compared to my mates. A years motoring (excluding petrol & depreciation) for £450...nice :)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th April, 2008